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Wow, what a surprise! Ron Noonan, a fellow Buick enthusiast sent me these photos of my Buick before I became the custodian. Taken in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s at a GM car show possibly in N.S.W. (Australia). If I do the maths, that was about 40years ago!

1938 Buick Special all enclosed coupe, RHD Australian body, #40 of total 43 made! 
Rodney 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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On 3/23/2016 at 6:44 AM, MrEarl said:

We all like pictures! Soooo

This thread is for posting pictures of YOUR Pre War Buicks. Just pictures and a brief description. It will help us all know who has what and sort of put a car to a person so to speak.

 

Still post more detailed pictures and dialogue in the Me and My Buick forum please!

 

So let's see them! and who knows, maybe your car will end up featured in a calendar some day.

I’m new to the group. Just picked up a 27 Buick, straight six but that about all I know about it. There are not badges on it. It’s a 4 door and I’m trying to figure out the model, find some tires and the best place to go for parts when I need them. Just getting started. I look forward to hearing some thoughts. Thanks

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KHenry

 Welcome to the forum.

 The car you have looks to be a 1928 Model 47 Master Sedan 120" Wheel base. Check for data plate on the firewall. If it is a 7 passenger then it would be a model 50 on the 128" wheel base.

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1 hour ago, dibarlaw said:

KHenry

 Welcome to the forum.

 The car you have looks to be a 1928 Model 47 Master Sedan 120" Wheel base. Check for data plate on the firewall. If it is a 7 passenger then it would be a model 50 on the 128" wheel base.

thank you- I checked out the plate, it says model 28-47S. Really appreciate your help. Car cam with wrench to remove wheels but haven’t been able to yet. Stuck pretty good. Got some rust lubricant - going to work on that today.

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OK, as this thread's focus has widened a bit, I'll offer these views of my '32 Series 50, modified for use in long-distance vintage rally use (Great Race).  It has the radiator shell of a '34, and the hood, cowl and doors were made from bits of a '35 sedan (doors were cut down and reversed, cowl and hood were cut down).  The back end, with twin fairings made from front fenders of a '39 Caddy, is all custom work otherwise.  Temporary fenders are made from fender wells of '29 Model T Fords, but will be replaced with pontoons siamesed from rear fenders of '40 Chevy sedans (one of these days).

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A lot of posts have been hidden because they don't belong here. This topic is about Favorite Pictures of Pre War Buicks. 

 

Please, no more argumentative posts about the photos in this topic.

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While getting set up for a drive, my daughter was providing shade for the grand baby as I had not installed the top by this time.  My son was driving and this made for an interesting picture with the 1925 Buick.  The umbrella did not function very well once they got underway.  I am convinced of the need for having hats available in old cars.  Another piece of history that has little importance today.

 

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11 hours ago, project61 said:

OK, as this thread's focus has widened a bit, I'll offer these views of my '32 Series 50, modified for use in long-distance vintage rally use (Great Race).  It has the radiator shell of a '34, and the hood, cowl and doors were made from bits of a '35 sedan (doors were cut down and reversed, cowl and hood were cut down).  The back end, with twin fairings made from front fenders of a '39 Caddy, is all custom work otherwise.  Temporary fenders are made from fender wells of '29 Model T Fords, but will be replaced with pontoons siamesed from rear fenders of '40 Chevy sedans (one of these days).

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I am in love!!!

Rod

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Here i am parked on the location where in 1941 there was still a church. The whole village was destroyed to make room to become a test location for weapons during world war 2. The mozaïek floor is still there. This place is called Lathen. I live close to the border. The pictures above are on the Netherlands side of the border in the village Ter Apel

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This is my 1934/1935 Buick Series 41 sedan.   Anybody know the difference between 34 & 35?  Answer:  (They reversed the colors on the guages)

Bought in a barn in Wisconsin 1995 and shipped it to FL home, drove it with the original straight 8 and switched to a later Buick 8.   Now finished for 21 years and we still love it.  

 

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I was staring at the hood ornament on my '41 today and realized, for the first time, that it's not just a blob of chrome, but was clearly inspired by the streamline steam locomotives of the '30's.

 

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I thought this was interesting because it's an indication that, as of 1941, the locomotive was still regarded as the pinnacle of power.  Remember, Superman was "more powerful than a locomotive!"  After the war, of course, automotive design imagery shifted to the airplane and the rocket ship, with the P-38 inspired '48 Cadillac and the '49 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

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