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Wheels in the Grass

Okay now, after a week of photos of dainty imports, let’s do a 180 and feature this hulking 1948 Buick Special four-door sedan (above), which looks like it’s being saved from the wrecker’s ball, sitting outside of a Niagara Falls USA junkyard. The Special series was Buick’s entry-level car, if you will, riding a wheelbase of 121 inches, and selling for $1,809. The larger  Super series had a WB of 124, and if that wasn’t enough for you, the Roadmaster added another five inches. You can see them all here. There were 14,051  Special four-doors produced for MY 1948, putting at the lower end of the Buick sales chart.

(Alert regular YAK readers may recognize the green Chevelle wagon sitting next to the Buick — it was featured right here this past January 18, when it was still residing in a city of Niagara Falls parking lot.)

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know