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David H
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  I attended an old toy show in Tennessee yesterday and had a good time.  Here's one item I found that might interest some.  It's a wooden Buick (?) with embellishments of wire, a little smaller than 1/43. The wheels are also wood and do not roll. I thought I could see writing on the underside, but even with enlargement and color changes, I can't read anything there.  I photographed it beside a 1/43 Brooklin for size comparison.  The dealer had no idea of this curiosity's origins.  

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Oh yes, here's a picture of the 1948 Buick Super that I think could have influenced this unknown builder.

Buick Super 4 Door Sedan 1947
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Mike DeTorrice
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Pretty cool ! Obviously the great style and looks of a big late '40's Buick inspired a builder to make this replica.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Thanks for sharing David. Would love to know more about how this model came about.


   
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Harv Goranson
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David! You are supposed to tell me when there's a show here!


   
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David H
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Sorry, Harv.  There still Saturday.   Check it out at:

https://www.smokymountainpedalcarshow.com/VisitorsInformation.asp


   
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Harv Goranson
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@d-m-holcombe Thanks David - I sent them an e-mail and asked to be notified of future shows. Too busy today to go.


   
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David H
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@bob-jackman   I would too!   I've gone all over it with a magnifying glass without a clue.


   
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