Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rusty old car: 1947 Buick

This is such a great shot of decaying beauty. There are lots of old cars just sitting around that back in the day were loved and looked after by proud families and owners. They were built so well - well really they were built like brick houses. You can see that the chrome headlight surrounds and mudguard strip are still in good nick and the rust is taking a long time to eat through the heavy metal.

Be great to bring a car like this back to life and be able to keep of the patina. Very cool.

Update: Thanks to Sam for letting me know what car this is.

Photo credit: Andie Smith


  1. A reader sent me an email the other day saying this wasn't a Chevy. Maybe a Buick or Pontiac. Here is the email:

    "That ain't a Chevy
    Probably a Buick
    Possibly a Pontiac
    Chevys never had a chrome strip along the top of the front fenders
    Looks post WWII 1946 to 52 when the General started single front screens
    Think our first in NZ was 1954
    See if anyone else know

    Can anyone else shed some light on this? If you click the link in the post it will take you to the other photos of it.

  2. It's a 1947 Buick

    On the rear end of the front fender you can see that seam which wasn't there in 1948, and in 1946 the fenders didn't cut down before the door, they kept going.

  3. Thank you Sam. I will update the post. Like the image you have linked to. What a great car.