While editing the photos for the recent post on Bob Deriso’s United Motors Service Repair Garage, one of the automobiles in the scene appears to have some unusual styling features that reader David King also noticed. This vehicle is the two-toned sedan located on the far-left of the image in the washing and lubrication bay up on the lift and visible in detail below in an enlargement.
While your editor admits to not being an expert on identifying some of the production models of this era, and the vehicle in question may, in fact, turn out to be a standard or customized Buick it appears to have some unique styling.
The roof line and the pillar between the rear and side window are different than what is visible in the limited number images of these cars I have be able to find. Another feature that does not match up is the side trim is mounted at a slight angle whereas all the other Buicks viewed from this period with straight trim work it is situated horizontally to the ground.
Can the Buicks experts of this era audience sort out what we are looking here in the images by Robinson and French courtesy of the University of South Florida at Tampa?