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Help Identifying Buick from early 1920s

Derek Reaban

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These are photos of my Wife's Great Grandfather with a caption on the back saying, "Sunday school 1920 in the big Buick". I looked at some photos on line and it looks like this is maybe a 1919 Buick.  Any help identifying it would be appreciated.




Derek Reaban

Tempe, Arizona

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 I mentioned that it could be an older car since the top had been replaced by the time these photos were taken. At least the rear curtain. Possibly a 1918 E-49. 1918-1920 touring cars look nearly identical. If the car was out in the weather these tops would last only several years. Below scans are from original sales brochures. It is hard to tell from your photos if the louvers on the side of the hood have a break in the middle as the 1918 or all equal spaced as the 1919. I am leaning to the 1918.


1918 E-49

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 The 1917 Buicks still had vertical windshield as you can see by your photos the windshield tilts back.

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