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8 hours ago, Elpad said:

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I don't like this particular picture of a Buick because it's a Pontiac. 🤪

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Clearly a Pontiac, must have been 3/4 sleepy when I posted that, Ha, ha... glad someone is awake!

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...and what the heck is this?

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It looks like a '56, but what's with the quad headlamps?  :huh:

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I've never seen fender skirts on the 50's era Buicks, but I have seen convertibles driven in the snow.

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This is Buick Switch Engine #818 from Buick City, Flint, Michigan. The image is from a January 1976 Kodachrome slide.

It shows this particular Buick Switch Engine locomotive painted to honor the Bicentennial of the USA (1976) and also includes

the Buick "Free Spirit" moniker used on some models during the 1975 and 1976 model years. It was also temporarily renumbered "1776".

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There is an interesting Buick Factory memorial website that includes a history of these locomotives used at Buick City. (is the web author a member of this forum?)

View it here.

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On 1/27/2020 at 1:57 PM, kgreen said:

I've never seen fender skirts on the 50's era Buicks, but I have seen convertibles driven in the snow.

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What fantastic Victorian Gothic architecture!  Do you know where that photo was taken, Ken?

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30 minutes ago, neil morse said:

 

What fantastic Victorian Gothic architecture!  Do you know where that photo was taken, Ken?

 

I believe the photo was taken in Montreal.

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The clock spire looks similar to the one at Centre Block home of the Canadian Parliament.  

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When the engine has been sitting with no intake or hood for 20 years but you know there's good bits in the transmission...

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On 1/25/2020 at 7:12 AM, EmTee said:

...and what the heck is this?

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It looks like a '56, but what's with the quad headlamps?  :huh:

This reminds me of a scene from the movie  The House of the Spirits   There is a hearse entering a cemetery in Chile.   Sometime in the late 50s.  The hearse has a grille and general shape like a 53 Buick but with quad headlights.  Made me wonder if some of the overseas Buick plants carried over older styling with minor updates.  

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J.C. Whitney used to sell the conversion kits to "upgrade" to dual headlights.

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7 hours ago, 5219 said:

J.C. Whitney used to sell the conversion kits to "upgrade" to dual headlights.

 

Maybe so, but that picture looks like the fenders are wider to accept the wider headlight doors.  The license plate looks like it's somewhere outside the USA, so I wonder whether this was a Buick built specifically for export to a country where the single low/high sealed beam might not have met the local lighting specifications...

 

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Comparing photos of the blue and red cars, it does appear that the quad-headlight car has widened fenders , as well as a narrowed hood.

Look at the hood-fender line as t where it meets the grille, as well as where it ends with relation to the ornament within the grille-

 

Of course my comment could just be a result angular perspective since the widened car is viewed from the L/F corner and the blue car is a head-on view.

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