Mr. Joe's 1933 Buick


So, I was out and about on Saturday checking out some pretty cool stuff and, after some observations by my brother thejeepjunkie, I found Mr. Joe’s 1933 Buick.


It is a damn beautiful work of art and that is why this olelongrooffan has decided to include it as submission for Modern Art Monday.

From the dual horns up front

to the trunk and retractable luggage rack on the rear, it is absolutely gorgeous.

And while I am not a huge fan of “open fender” automobiles, the louvres alone on this beauty make me just drool over it. Mr. Joe, the second owner, has owned it for over thirty years! And I’m going back to see him cuz I have about a hundred other questions for him!

Yeah, this is from an era where automakers proudly posted their identity on the front and rear of their marques.

And I am a sucker for fender mounted spares with hard covers to protect the rubber from the elements. BTW, this one has two.

Finally, as I was checking this beauty out, Mr. Joe came up escorting a bike driving couple and invited the female part of that couple to have a seat in the rear of that suicide door adorned seventy eight year old motorcar.
“It’s nicer than my living room sofa,” proclaimed this Atlanta, Georgia native.
I have no choice but to agree as every aspect of this automobile was Modern Art Monday worthy.
As far as that black beauty seen in the background of a couple of these images? This olelongrooffan will leave that up to Syrax!

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  1. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    Now that is what I call classy, even if the exterior color isn't my first (or second or third) choice. It looks like a Series 90, which was top of the line. The 90 appears to be the only Buick that year offered as a four-window "club" sedan like this one. 1933 was a terrible year overall in the US, being the bottom of the Depression, and GM was struggling. Fancy cars like this just weren't selling and GM was considering dropping Buick and Cadillac altogether. The Soviets thought highly enough of Buicks to copy them when they made their first homegrown luxury car – the 1932-1933 Krasny-Putilov L-1. Several cars were built in Leningrad as an initial run and supposedly every one broke down in a convoy to Moscow to show the Russian leaders.
    <img src="http://i53.tinypic.com/dc4fts.jpg&quot; width=450>

  2. engineerd Avatar

    Just gorgeous. Cars of that era are quite breathtaking.
    I am jealous of Floridians at this time of year. Actually, anyone in the south not dealing with snow and ice at the moment. I was in Ft. Myers a couple weeks ago for my sister-in-law's wedding and saw quite a bit of old steel rolling (very slowly) around the area.

  3. SSurfer321 Avatar
    SSurfer321

    Absolutely gorgeous. The color feels a bit military issue green; had I ordered one back in 1933 I may have went with a bit brighter note.

    1. tonyola Avatar
      tonyola

      Personally, I think a rich maroon with a tan interior would be wonderful on this car.

    2. facelvega Avatar
      facelvega

      I like the color. It looks like it should be leading a convoy and it conveniently comes with little fender lights for mounting tiny flags.

  4. mdharrell Avatar

    Nice! The car poking out of the garage is a 1940 Pontiac.
    <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/66/222458511_383839fc13.jpg&quot; width="400">
    Edit: The big clue that it's a Pontiac is the Silver-Streak running down the center.

  5. RichardKopf Avatar
    RichardKopf

    I would love to make that Buick my daily driver.

  6. Charles_Barrett Avatar
    Charles_Barrett

    Gorgeous!
    Does anyone know what the chromed filler-neck(s) between the louvered hood and the spare tire cover(s) are for? They are apparently on either side. Are they fuel filler necks…? Why two?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      I believe those are the knobs for the sidemount spare brackets.

  7. CptSevere Avatar

    Mr. Joe has fine taste in automobiles. This is an art deco masterpiece.

  8. Black Steelies Avatar

    Oh. My. God. That thing is so gorgeous. The plain brown paint allows the styling to speak for itself while the hood ornament affords just the right amount of ostentation.
    My 1929 Chevy is a damn pretty car but I wouldn't call it beautiful… Not if it were parked next to that.

  9. Buickboy92 Avatar
    Buickboy92

    Love, love, love it!!!!!!!

  10. Ian Wight Avatar
    Ian Wight

    I am looking for a luggage rack for my car just like this one

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