1950 Buick Super Sedan

Description
By the 1920s, Buick cars were considered a luxurious, upscale choice. Growing sales in the early 1950s reflected the strong appeal of style, comfort, and roominess to middle-class families. More Americans were choosing cars that matched their affluence, taste for fine consumer goods, child-raising responsibilities, and mobile lifestyle. By 1954, Buick had become the third best-selling car in America. This car belonged to Clara Fultz Bentz, a small business owner who ran a lingerie shop in Martinsburg, West Virginia. In addition to its spacious, plush interior, it featured optional Dynaflow automatic transmission.
Object Name
automobile
Date made
1950
maker
Buick Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
Measurements
overall: 6 ft x 6 7/16 ft x 17 1/4 ft; 1.8288 m x 1.9556 m x 5.2578 m
used
United States: West Virginia, Martinsburg
ID Number
2002.0266.01
accession number
2002.0266
catalog number
2002.0266.01
subject
Road Transportation
Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Exhibition
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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