Cool but sad car pic

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by tubecatgs, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    I don't think it was a Buick... My Mom and Stepfather had a fire about 6 or 7 years ago. Her great Grandson, my great nephew was playing with matches (literally) in a garage near some hay bales and burned the entire house down. No one was hurt except they lost the pet bunny. I took this a few days after the fire and just found it scrolling through some old pics. I don't recall what it is, anyone have any idea? Google must added some cool borders or something, I like the picture...
     

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  2. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    It appears to be a later Plymouth or Mopar type car. Probably in the late 40's early 50's
     
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  3. Chuck Bridges

    Chuck Bridges Well-Known Member

    :( No way for any classic to end it's life.
     
  4. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    No doubt...
     
  5. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    It's definitely a Chrysler, a 1940 or 41 (possibly even a rare 1942) model.
     
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  6. no1oldsfan

    no1oldsfan Well-Known Member

    Damn that sucks
     
  7. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    John Codman got it !

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  8. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    Close, but it looks like the burned one has a continues grill from side to side, and the pretty picture has a nose and two distinct grill sides.
     
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  9. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Maybe '47 Ford from the turn signals and grille but the hood's wrong.
     
  10. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    I think it's a 41 Chrysler...
     
  11. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

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    Here is a '41 Chrysler. Right idea, but grille too wide and turn signals on top of fenders rather than below headlights, as on burned car.

    '42 Chrysler is much different.
     
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  12. buickbill

    buickbill Well-Known Member

    mopar .sure aint ford or chev .and sayin not a buick dont need to be said
     
  13. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Well, sometimes a Mopar is also a Buick...

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  14. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    That bumper guard in the middle is a good hint, and also the hood opening on both sides.

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  15. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Which is why I thought it was a 41-42 Chrysler. Take a look at the beak, and with the heat of the fire the pot metal is likely to have burned away.
     
  16. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Take a look at the 1941 Chrysler front, the turning signals are not in the same location:

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    The grille of the 1942 Chrysler is way different, it runs under the headlights and around the front corners:

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  17. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Right; that's because they could have been aftermarket. Working flashing turn signals have been on Buicks since 1938 but weren't required by law until 1953. A lot of guys opted out for a cheap retrofit kit that put beehive style lights below the headlights, and there was likely another set of separate lights on the tail. This was very common to do in the 50s and into the 60s, it wasn't until the mid 70s that another kit came out that allowed you to splice into existing parklights.
    I agree the grille is different, so I'm leaning more to a 1941 model again. I've looked at a lot of pictures of the 1940-42 models of all makes and just can't seem to nail it down 100%, and the 41 Chrysler was the closest.
     
  18. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Nope, no Chrysler.
     
  19. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Then what is it?
     
  20. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    You guys were right on top of it : '40 Chrysler.
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