Classic Cars of 1940s

1941 Buick Super Good on Long Trips

01_ 1941 Buick

In 1941, Gene Muller was a salesman at the Kauffman Buick Company in Spokane, Wash. It was there that he sold a new 1941 Buick Series 50 Super four-door sedan. Where the Buick spent the next 60 years is a … Continue reading

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1942 Ford Super DeLuxe

“I have a great appreciation for woodies,” Ken Gross says. His initial experience with a wood-bodied station wagon came when he was a teenager delivering groceries in Swampscott, Mass., in a Ford. In those days, he explains, the cars were … Continue reading

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1940 LaSalle

General Motors had a solution in 1927 for Buick owners who wanted to move upscale, but could not afford a top-of-the-line Cadillac. The answer was what they called a companion car, a somewhat lesser car than a Cadillac but still … Continue reading

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1949 LINCOLN COSMOPOLITAN

In 1953 Tony Fotos purchased a used 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan convertible for $400. Although the 152 horsepower V-8 engine returned fuel economy of only 8 miles per gallon, gasoline was selling for 28 cents a gallon. “With a dollar’s worth … Continue reading

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1948 PLYMOUTH DELUXE

In the mid-1960s, high school students weren’t supposed to drive to school. Instead, they were encouraged to walk or take a bus. Young Roy Harmon, however, skirted the driving prohibition by parking his 1948 Plymouth in the driveway of his … Continue reading

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1949 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL

Ray Hummel, a self-described Ford man, decided five years ago he needed a Plymouth. While Hummel was growing up, his family drove Fords, but there always seemed to be a Plymouth in the driveway. With that lingering memory he began … Continue reading

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1941 STUDEBAKER

William Martin was just 5 years old when he first noticed Studebaker automobiles. That’s when his Uncle came to visit the family in Maryland driving a brand new 1941 Studebaker. “That was the most beautiful car,” Martin remembers. Fifty-eight years … Continue reading

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