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A marquee car for Buick was its Special, considered an entry-level vehicle. This lovely 1958 model is the last year the Special was made. In the 1959 model year, the LeSabre was to replace the Special.
The chrome work on many cars from the 1950s is lovely, and this one certainly is not an exception. Note the gas cap in the middle of the rear bumper. The engine is a 364 cubic inch nailhead V8. It has an automatic transmission.
I was wondering what the function of these steel antennae behind the rear wheel was, and have to conclude that they were there to help with parallel parking. If you hear metal scraping the curb, you’re too close. A single antennae is also …
We came across this unusual mailbox outside the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum. It seemed such an appropriate customization for a car museum — complete with wheel rims and spark plugs!
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One of the rarest cars I ever countered during my travels to Sri Lanka, in fact, the only one of its type I’ve seen in the country, is this classic Cadillac coupe. Parked in front of the Galle Face Hotel, it was decorated for one of the many weddings held here.
It’s obviously a Cadillac, and appears to be a Coupe de Ville from the mid 1950s with some post purchase customizations. Anyone know anything more about this car?
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A beautiful classic car spotted while visiting my dad in Winnipeg. It was parked in the lot of a shopping mall — well removed from all other vehicles (wisely so, I think). One of my classic cars, a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. Obviously lovingly maintained. I didn’t get to talk to the owner, but I think the photos tell their own story.