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Dynaflow Diplomacy: 1949

Dynaflow Diplomacy: 1949

Circa 1949. "United Nations, Lake Success, New York." The organization's temporary headquarters at the Sperry Gyroscope industrial park on Long Island, along with its fleet of black Buick Super sedans. 35mm Kodachrome transparency. View full size.

 

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No Dynaflows here [oops]

In 1949, Supers equipped with the second year availability of its new automatic transmission had the word "Dynaflow" in script above the bright trim at the end of the rear quarter panels and also on each side of the trunk release.

[All of these cars have a "Dynaflow" script on the rear fender. - Dave]

I believe that's my car you're in

In the movies, you can tell which black sedan belongs to which foreign minister by the little flags mounted over the headlights. Without the flags, how did the chauffeurs tell these cars apart? I know I'm not the only one who's ever walked up to the wrong car in a parking lot. But I was never on the verge of creating an international incident.

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This building is now the headquarters for Hain Celestial

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