| 8. 1948 Buick by Norman E. Timbs | Things in the Slow and Steady Wins the Race Time Capsule for 2018

There are 8 days remaining in 2018 so we thought we would countdown and share with you some of the items and ideas we would put in our time capsule. For us they straddle the very specific space of the timely with the timeless; sometimes sublimely anachronistic, fundamentally classic, and are reflective of a value system we hold true to.


The 1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E. Timbs. A true landmark in concept card design.

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at California, USA
body stylist Norman Timbs
production 1
engine Buick Inline-8
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp
bhp/weight 191.57 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum over Steel Tube Chassis
driven wheels RWD
r suspension De Dion-Type Tube Axle w/Transverse Leaf Spring, Tubular Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1044 kg / 2300 lbs
wheelbase 2921.0 mm / 115 in
height 990.6 mm / 39 in

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