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1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E Timbs

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.

Concept Cars from the 20th Century

Concept Cars from the 20th Century

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)

Many scratch-built custom creations were fully backyard efforts with fundamental engineering based on production car technology, but Norman Timbs’ car was very different. So was Timbs. He was a skilled mechanical engineer who’d earlier designed the 1947, ’48 and ’49 Indy 500-winning Blue Crown Specials, driven by Bill Holland and Mauri Rose, and worked with the irrepressible Preston Tucker on the Tucker 48 Torpedo design. Timbs' was an unsual builder, and his amazing "Timbs Special"…

Curves like these inspire poetry. The 1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E. Timbs is a muse in the world of classic cars, an automobile from a time when cur

1948 Buick Streamliner. Mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs created it himself. Custom aluminum body & steel chassis. 2 1/2 years to finish.1948 Buick V8 powered the 2200 lbs car to 120 mph. Engine is behind driver. No doors were are cut out of the body. Large one-piece rear panel opens hydraulically to reveal entire rear end of the chassis. Cost $10,000 The body was created entirely in aluminum by Emil Diedt for $8,000 The shape was formed by hand over a traditional wooden buck.

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Norman E. Timbs Buick Streamliner, 1948 - Mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs created this dramatic streamliner in the which in many ways was the ultimate American hot rod.

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From GM Heritage Center The 1985 Buick Wildcat concept car made its first public appearance at the 1985 Specialty Equipment Manufactures Associa