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That Was Close: 1955

That Was Close: 1955

Oakland circa 1955, and yet another Buick come a cropper. We promise to call an ambulance just as soon as you finish filling out these photo releases! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

A valuable aid for future Buick restorers

Is that "745" (or "145") on the right side of the firewall, likely written with a china marker.

Lady in the Dark

There appears to be a woman behind him, not sure what's keeping them from getting out unless there's a steering wheel jammed in there somewhere.

Hood before the car(t)

That license plate with the black background was used up until 1955. The Buick is a 1951 or 1952 Super. That hood was made to open from either side. It appears that the latches broke and the hood slid forward.

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