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Old 09-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Adam Borkat Adam Borkat is offline
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Default 1940 Flxible Buick hearse

Not a CL ad, but had to share this one. I only know of one other similarly designed Flxible Buick that survived. And if you're wondering about the currency exchange, USD and AUD are about the same.

God grant me the serenity
to mourn the cars I cannot save;
the money to save the cars I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
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I sent this along to Tom McPherson who had already been contacted by Adam. He tells me that this is a 1940 Flxible-Buick Classic AA carved panel funeral car. In addition, he says that "there were only 7 Buick-chassied Classic A models sold in 1940 along with an additional 8 Classic AA models. The majority of these 1940 carved Flxible-Buicks were Premier models and were based on the Buick Series 60 (Century) chassis. The photo they used shows a 1939 Classic A but, the car is a 1940 and appears to be a Classic AA. A similar car is illustrated on page 45 of the Carved Panel Hearses book Walt and I did last year". He also said if we could get the data from the Flxible serial plate, we could identify the original owner.
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