The 1948 Buick Streamliner was built by mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs who designed and fabricated much of the project himself which included a custom aluminum body and steel chassis. The vehicle was based around a 1947 Buick “Super engine.
Norman Timbs Special, 1947 - designed by Norman Timbs. Courtesy of Gary and Diane Cerveny. Norman Timbs created the Timbs Special for his own use. The car was featured on the October 1949 cover of Motor Trend magazine. (Photo by Peter Harholdt)