Friday, July 25, 2008

Luxury


I'm posting more than one photo of this car, because I want to show you some of the details...

Here are the specs:
1940 Brewster Buick
Model: 90 Limited
Body Style: Town Car
Chassis by: Buick Motor Division - General Motors Sales Corp. of Flint, Michigan
Custom Body by: The Brewster Company, Inc. of New York, New York
Engine: 320.2 cid valve-in-head straight 8 - 141 hp

"This is the only Brewster known to exist on a 1940 Buick chassis and is likely to be the last of the 'heart radiator' cars. The car was built at a supposed cost of $18,000 for Mrs. Richard Whitney, wife of the former president of the New York Stock Exchange. The rear compartment contains 2 crystal bud vases, a vanity compartment on each side, 2 fold-up jump seats and is fitted with a polar bear rug."

11 comments:

julier said...

Don't you think the boys ought to buy us a car like this :)

crittoria said...

Yes! Complete with a driver who is available at our 'beck & call'...

Small City Scenes said...

That's a Buick? A swell car for the swells. MB

Marcel said...

Wow! If only I was rich and not good looking. lol

Thanks for using cloth bags!!!

Jilly said...

Wow, that's a car and a half. Fantastic. You are having fun with these car photos. They are super.

Halcyon said...

Neat car! Do they still use it for weddings and such?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I try to tell people about these old cars. The ones that were around when I was young had blinds in the back window with tassels. They also had bud vases, and curtains between seats. Mohair covered seats. Lots of details we just took for granted but we never have returned to those kinds of interiors. This is the first I have seen that comes close.

Have a nice weekend.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Jim said...

I have one......its out back under the carport.

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very nice - nothing else to say !

Isadora said...

NICE! Imagine how many stocks you could by with what 18K was worth in those days.........WOW