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Say What?... Oldtown, Md

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Kind of makes you do a double-take...

 

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The location is an old school in Oldtown, MD with some kind of car repair/restoration business in one side and a restaurant in the old cafeteria.

 

~ Steve

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Looks like it really is a section of a 1960 Buick Invicta or LeSabre (three "portholes"). If not, it's a really well-done replica!

 

It's real and it has an Invicta nameplate on the front fender.

 

~ Stve

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According to my car reference book, two-door hardtops were quite popular in that year's Buick lineup, as they were for all makes at that time. All three nameplates--LeSabre, Invicta, and Electra, offered them.

The rare two door model was the pillared coupe (two-door sedan), which was only offered as a bottom-end LeSabre and did not rack up many sales. Two-door sedans, with their 'cheap' aura, were on their way out with nearly all makes at that time, at least in their full-sized offerings.

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Dave, do a Google image search on 1960 Buick Invicta hardtop -- lots of pics of two-doors!

 

Jim,

 

Oh yah, but I meant the one door 1960 Buick Invicta Halffast model shown in the picture! :blink::lol:

 

The Halffast was seldom mentioned in the Buick literature. It sat only one person and as you see, lacked a steering wheel. As I recall, it was nicknamed the "halffast" by the press when a reporter quipped that is was the most halffast car he had ever seen!

 

Dave

 

Keep the Show on the Road!

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