1950 Buick Super Sedan

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
Date made
Buick Motor Company
General Motors Corporation
overall: 6 ft x 6 7/16 ft x 17 1/4 ft; 1.8288 m x 1.9556 m x 5.2578 m
United States: West Virginia, Martinsburg
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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