mercman from oz

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  1. BuickBob49, I cannot answer your question authoritatively, as I am not an expert on Buicks, just interested in all makes of American cars.

    To answer your question, from the Sales Brochure, it says that the Interior is finished in "Super Dull Finish Leather".

    Also, attached are photos of an actual RHD 39 Buick dash and steering wheel, as well as the page from the Original Sales Brochure.

    If you are not familiar with this great Brochure Web Site, I am sure that you will find plenty to interest you on it.

    In addition to a section on USA cars, there is also a section on Canadian and Australia.

    I have been scanning old car brochures in my collection and sending them in so that everyone can benefit

    We have to preserve these old pieces of literature, as originals are fast disappearing.

    Frequently, I hear that when the original older owner dies, his off spring merely discard all old literature into the Garbage Bin.

    If any reader has any Brochures that are not listed, I am sure that the owner of this Web Site would appreciate good scans.

    Regards Mercman <><

    http://oldcarmanualproject.com/

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  2. Thank you all for your comments. I am trying to locate a picture of an Holden built 1939 Buick.

    The picture that I have is large, but I am unable to tell if it reads Special or Century?

    In the meantime, these pictures are from the Australian Sales Brochure. You will notice that the door handles are in line with the chrome strips.

    Another difference is that these Austrian built Buicks have a split rear window, while the USA models have a single piece.

    These pictures are from the original Australian Sales Brochure.

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  3. In Australia, General Motors Holden offered the 1939 Buick 4 door Sedan in either Special Series 40 or Century Series 60.

    The Special road a 120 Inch Wheelbase while the Century road a 126 Inch Wheelbase.

    I recently came across this great picture of a 1939 Buick taken in Queensland's bush.

    Can anybody determine if this car is a Special or a Century model?

    Thanks for your help.

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  4. Thanks Drwatson for your help. I had the inkling that it may have been Canadian. I am a bit of a Hubcap collector and this one had me completely stumped.

    The attached picture are the DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection. I have since purchased a 1960-1961 DeSoto Hubcap, not pictured.

    I think that my DeSoto collection is now complete, except I don't have the rare DeSoto Adventurer hubcaps and am not likely to either.

    I mark the years on the reverse side for identification. In 1958 and 1959, Chrysler Australia imported DeSoto Firesweeps, so all the others have been purchase from the USA.

    The earlier DeSotos (and Dodges) sold in Australia up to 1956 were all based on the Plymouth, with the 1955 and 1956 models retaining the same body as the 1954 models with slight changes.

    Not a cheap hobby with our poor exchange rate and the high cost of postage. I hope that you enjoy the attached pictures.

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  5. I have a collection of DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection, but am unable to identify this one?

    Can anyone identity what year this DeSoto Hubcap is. I can't seem to find any reference for this one?

    Maybe, it is Canadian? Any help appreciated.

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  6. I have a collection of DeSoto Hubcaps in my collection, but am unable to identify this one?

    Can anyone identity what year this DeSoto Hubcap is. I can't seem to find any reference for this one?

    Maybe, it is Canadian? Any help appreciated.

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  7. Hi there, This photo was sent to me from a friend, asking if I could identify the car on the right?

    It looks to have been rebodied? The car on the left appears to be a Vauxhall Sedan.

    Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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  8. Hi there, A friend of mine has an Australian assembled 1958 Dodge Custom Royal Sedan.

    Unfortunately, it has non-original Park Light Lens fitted to it. Can anyone help him out?

    He has a son working in the USA, so if you are able to help him out, I will pass any details onto him.

    I have added a picture of the correct ones that he is looking for.

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