This was as close as I could get to this CC in the Chicago ‘burbs last week. It looked simply elegant, gliding along in rush-hour traffic. I’m thinking late 1940s, but can’t quite pin down the exact make and model. What say you?
It is a 1946-48 Buick Sedanet.
A 1947 Buick, my cousin had one in the mid-50’s.
I was going for 48 but think Kevin has a better answer.
I’m guessing ’48 because I think I can see writing on the trunk lid emblem. And if there is writing, it says “Dynaflow”. Which I seem to remember came out in 1948. For years, Buick loudly proclaimed that the driver spent the extra money on the automatic.
Nice! Lower than an SUV, taller than a latter-day Taurus. Why can’t we have cars like these today?
Because no one will buy them. I was in a Honda showroom looking at a Crosstour – man, that thing looked big. And I’ve got a 2009 Accord….
Crosstour’s really make me think that the engineers at Honda have lost their minds, oh and recent Acura’s too……………………..
if there ever was a car that was designed by a focus group, it’s the honda crosstour.
I was at a stoplight recently and I looked at the vehicle to my left. Aside from being a Honda (the logo on the hub caps was the tipoff), I had no idea what the thing was, only that it was huge. When the light changed I let the vehicle get slightly ahead of me so I could read the emblem on the ass end. Holy cow! It was a new CRV! Call Jenny Craig!
Maybe the Crosstour would sell if Honda named the automatic transmission and put a chrome script with that name across the back.
Scratch that. The Crosstour will never sell because it is just awkward and ugly.
Because they are the cause of sterility and blindness.
Nice. I’ve seen a few older vehicles like that (garage queens) prowling the streets of Chicagoland. Real head-turners when you find them, such as this one at 75th and Cass.
Funny, one of the Random Curbside Classics in the sidebar was this one just now:
210delray – google tells me the 1947 Buick is 65″ tall, or only 2″ less than the Escape. That is in keeping with my theory of CUV’s harking back to 1940’s basic proportions ie more upright seating and actual ground clearance.
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