National Geographic : 1938 Dec
COMING at you, it looks like a mil lion. Going away, it looks like good fortune you've missed. A lot of fussy care went into the way it looks from the rear-you know, that's the angle from which it's oftenest seen. Going or coming, it moves like a honey bee about its business. Better look quick if you want to see it-one sudden "swo-o-o-sh!" and it's gone! How about it -is this stunning 1939 Buick really as lively as it looks? Maybe a bullet gets off faster. Maybe a rabbit can beat it on the jump or a sky liner lead it from point to point. But you'll never want a highway cruiser that answers quicker to the green light's "go"-or that with keener relish eats up the pleasure-packed miles. In everyl939Buick yougettheslilledengi traditionaltoBuick -- enriched l by all the extra value which GeneralMotors science andBuick work anship canprovide. That bonnet houses a full comple ment of eight cylinders, and Dyna flash cylinders at that. All four wheels dance on BuiCoil spring ing of stout spiraled steel; no quiver or shiver shakes the lux urious body in its flight. You'll see the world -lots of it- for this sightly Buick now parades the passing panorama through windows with up to 413 more square inches of outlook than before. Other things you'll like: A gearshift out of knee-way. Front wheels that "bank" the curves for you. Brakes that stop on a dime-and leave nine cents change. In fine - we think you'll like all of it from its looks to the way it lives up to them. Won't you try it out-and see? * * * * NO OTHER CAR INTHE WORLD HAS ALL THESE FEATURES * DYNAFLASH VALVE-IN -HEAD STRAIGHT-EIGHT ENGINE * BUICOIL TORQUE-FREE SPRINGING * GREATERVISIBILITY * HANDISHIFT TRANSMISSION * ROOMIER UNISTEELBODY BY FISHER * TORQUE-TUBE DRIVE * TIPTOE HYDRAULIC BRAKES * CROWN SPRING CLUTCH* "CATWALK-COOLING" * OPTIONAL REAR AXLE GEAR RATIOS * FLASH-WAY DIRECTION SIGNAL * SELF BANKING KNEE-ACTION FRONT SPRINGING BUICK 1939 PRICESARELOWER-lower than lastyear, lower thanyou'd expect, lower even than some sixes "pBuicks the Beauty!" EXEMPLAR OF GENERAL MOTORS VALUE "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."