Friday, July 25, 2008
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."