CC Outtake: 1959 Buick Invicta – Why So Angry?

There was some discussion about “angry car” styling in yesterday’s 1959 Dodge post. Eric Van Buren stated that “…the Dodge looks like a mean old man while the Buick looks like an angry woman…” Well, here is the angry woman, in the form of the all-new 1959 Buick.

Another find at the Sycamore Mall cruise-in, this four door sedan appears to be an Invicta based on the chrome rocker trim. For some reason the “Invicta” script was missing from the front fenders. Other than the period aftermarket wheel covers, this was in nice original shape. Funny that there were so many angry-looking cars in the happy, prosperous Fifties. This one even looks mad from the back!

So there you have it. The American Gothic of cars.