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GI & Buick 1: 1943

GI & Buick 1: 1943

U.S. GI with his Buick Eight convertible; plate has 1943 as the date. From a set of found negatives. View full size.


What can be said except that this car is outstanding. This car was built prior to 1942 as it has its chrome in chrome plating. After January 1st 1942 the chrome parts were painted over usually in grey. Would love to park this with my pre'42 Pontiac. What a beauty!

1942 Buick Super - Model 56C

The car is a rare one. Only 2489 of these were built before GM went totally to war production in early February of 1942.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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