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Old 04-08-2010, 02:50 PM
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Norman Timbs Buick Special

Norman Timbs' Buick-engined homemade creation.
I know a good bunch of the images are barely hi-res, but this car is too good-looking not to post them.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:46 PM
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Nice streamliner.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:38 AM
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Some shots from this year's Amelia Island Concours here: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...-concours.html

A good history at Kustomrama: Norman Timbs' Buick Special - Kustomrama

Interestingly, $10,000 is about $92,000 in todays money. Seems like a bargain!
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Buick Streamliner Concept 1948

Mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs created this breathtaking Streamliner in the 1940s. He designed the project himself which included a custom aluminum body and steel chassis. It took him over two years to finish and the resulting chic roadster was good enough for cover of Motor Trend as well as features in Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics and Motor Life.

Unlike the Grand Prix cars, the Mr Timbs’ Streamliner was built for the road. It used a 1948 Buick straight eight to power the 2200 lbs car to 120 mph. The engine was mounted in a custom chassis that placed it behind the driver. The main chassis is built up from four-inch steel tubes which kick up over the rear axle.

The body was nod to the German GP cars which at the time mimicked aeronautical practice. Norm’s design was free of the over indulgences such as huge chrome bumpers and large tail fins that eventually dominated American design. In keeping with the aerofoil shape, no doors were are cut out of the body. A large one-piece rear panel opens hydraulically to reveal the entire rear end of the chassis.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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Merged.

(Because both threads contained pictures the other didn't)
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Unlike the Grand Prix cars, the Mr Timbs’ Streamliner was built for the road. It used a 1948 Buick V8 to power the 2200 lbs car to 120 mph. The engine was mounted in a custom chassis that placed it behind the driver. The main chassis is built up from four-inch steel tubes which kick up over the rear axle.
The engine shot in the first pic don't look like no V8 to me.. Looks more like the old I8.
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The engine shot in the first pic don't look like no V8 to me.. Looks more like the old I8.
It does. I'll change it.
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