1951 Buick LeSabre
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This is the 1951 Buick LeSabre. For those that don't know what this car is, I've reproduced the text of the placard that was with the car as a basic explanation.

In 1951 LeSabre was one of the first show vehicles produced by General Motors Styling following World War II. reflecting Harley Earl's fascination with jet fighters, LeSabre adopted many of the design and engineering features found in high performance aircraft. Lightweight materials like cast magnesium is used in the decklid, front fender valence, and inner door panels. The hood, fenders, and out door panels are made of aluminum.

Rubberized 20-gallon fuel cells are located in each tail fin. One tank was used for gasoline. The second fuel cell carried methyl alcohol for extra power when the accelerator was pushed past the mid-position.

The wrap around windshield was an industry first. The convertible top and side windows are electrically operated and raise automatically when the moisture hits a sensitized spot located between the seats.

Apologies for some of the fuzzy pictures. The lighting in the room gave many reflections and made it very hard for me to get clear hand-held shots.

Many thanks to GM for bring this car and their other fine vehicles to the July 2007 Buick Club of America National Meet in Bellevue, WA.

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