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'40 Olds 5-window coupe?

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Some day I really need to visit my grandparents and take a scanner...there are SO many pictures just like this from when they were younger, getting married, etc. and between the clothes and the insane cars, they really look like something that would be art today.

Great one to start!

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Don't know for sure. I'm not an expert in that vintage car. The badge looks like Olds, the chrome looks like Pontiac.

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Hmmmm.... assuming it's 100% factory....

I believe this must be a '42 Canadian Pontiac or Olds... tho the fender contour still looks wrong (too short). My Canadian reference is relatively sparse.

It does not match up for a U.S. Olds or Pontiac (beltline, emblem, fender chrome), and it's no Cadillac, LaS, Buick or Chevy.

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OK, so its not just me. I feel better now. ;)

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How sure are we that it's a GM car?

Looks like our '38 Dodge in the driveway across the street.

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Ohhhh...that's AWESOME!

I love cool, old pics like this ... keep 'em coming!

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I love the rakish greenhouse, it's very close-coupled, like an Audi TT, plus, check out the radio antenna placement, it's very current with what a lot of manufacturers are doing now, in 2008. Yes, I knew it was a GM product, but I couldn't place it.
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Man I love those Pre-war cars. The variety in body styles,

aero-like stytling & art-deco details inside and out makes

it the BEST ERA for cars, bar none.

Which is why when I have more money than god I'll have

a collection with dozens of pre-war cars, dozens of 1950s

& 1960s and one or two of my ground up restorations will

include a 2 door hardtop 1930s Buick/Pontiac that never

was. Only thing cooler than a sexy lookin' hardtop is a

dual cowl phaeton.

I think convertibles are over rated but if I was to have the

need for open car motoring I'd want it to be in a 1930s

V16 Cadillac (or dare I even DREAM Duesenberg SJ) with

2 split windscreens & 2 dash boards.

Cars used to be all about what the CONSUMER wanted.

They were flashy, sexy, risque & even in some cases

offensive to a select few uptights.

You had dozens of choices when it came to body styles,

engines, transmissions, trim, optional eqipt. And if you

were roylaty or just disgustingly wealthy they would

STYLE the car to your exact specs. at a coachbuilder.

One of one handcrafted works of rolling art.

Look at this variety of body styles. (1938 Buick)

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These days the biggest decisions you have to

make is weather to get a:

- four door sedan impala with a cloth and a cd player

- four door sedan impala with a sunroof & cloth

- four door sedan impala with no sunroof & cloth

- four door sedan impala with a sunroof & leather & XM radio

- four door sedan impala with a sunroof & leather & the decklid spoiler

- four door sedan impala with a sunroof & leather & the decklid spoiler & XM radio

- four door sedan impala with a sunroof & cloth & the decklid spoiler & XM radio

or

- four door sedan impala V8 ss with a sunroof & leather

Exciting. :rolleyes: I hate living in 2008.

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68 you said it well. Today manufactuers can't even bring themselves to change a few trim pieces to freshen a new model.

Totally agree...sometimes I feel I'm in the wrong era.

Damn, I just looked closer at the Buicks you posted...that coupe in bottom right corner is stunning. Buick, please bring back

grand, stylish cars again. Please. Just pure American unabashed, in your face grandeur.

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See, I think that is a very cool aspect of "the old days" that could work in modern times... one or two platforms for each division, but a plethora of bodystyles on each platform.
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Very cool...I wonder where that is? (location)

I know where that is. It's in the driveway of the house I grew up in. It's in Ohio.

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See, I think that is a very cool aspect of "the old days" that could work in modern times... one or two platforms for each division, but a plethora of bodystyles on each platform.

One of the principles that the C&G Underground lives by.

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I know where that is. It's in the driveway of the house I grew up in. It's in Ohio.

Cool!

I kinda hoping in was in Michigan.... :)

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:D I love all the suicide Doors on the 4 door buicks in the image. :D
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I got it: the car is a '42 Buick. What threw me was that Buick had 2 body designs in '42, where the Super (not all bodystyles tho) & Roadmaster had Airfoil bodies, where the front fenders swept back to meet the rears. This is the only style I've ever associated with '42 Buicks via the print ads I have, but the Specials, Centuries & Limiteds had the more conventional pontoon fenders that reached onto the front doors only.

The B&W pic must be a Century Sedanet, since I would have to image the beltline spear is part of the Century, and this pic is supposedly a Special and has no spear:

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Supers & Roadmaster Airfoil bodies:

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Balthazar, you are a gentleman & a scholar. :)

O.B. has a fantastic idea!!!

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A very fond memory: a buddy came up with a small negative of a woman posing for the camera, and in the background, peeking from around the corner of a garage, was just a headlight & bumper corner of a '50s car. We wasted probably an hour, setting up a projector, taping paper to the wall and extending lines, and paging thru books until we ID'd what I remember was a '55 Pontiac. The headlight 'eyebrow' - a dead givaway - just wasn't clear in the shot.

I still live for this sort of 'automotive detective' work. :)

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An underappreciated era for cars, check this beautiful 48 Chevrolet:

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Burried in the bowels of the Wilmington Plant, is a fully restored black 1947 Pontiac Silver Streak similar to the one pictured below. It was one of the 1st cars built at the plant and is considered a plant treasure.

Poly, if your reading this, have you seen where it's hidden?

1947pontiacsilverstreakgd3.jpg

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