This was our favourite of all the rod and custom cars, real or merely drawn as concepts, in the latest newsletter from Kustomrama – a website based in Scandinavia (where the passion for American Custom Cars is almost as fervent as in the USA itself ).
The caption on Kustomrama reads:
Sporty Buick Split Window Coupe
This split rear window Buick design was from early 1961, as part of a 2 door, four places sporty coupe project by Howard Miereanu. “This was the second design I came up with,” Howard told us. “I kept the front fender port holes and revised my first car’s design for the split window. We all tried many different concepts to give the car a faster look. I always loved a fastback, and the split window was a perfect match. Also, the belt line continued from the front and around the sides of the car and disappeared just behind the rear fender well. The window treatment started about 18 inches ahead of the front window as a low fin which continued on the door and the rise to the back window to house the recessed door handle. I always loved this design, and it was well received along with any number of designs submitted by the design group.” Howard has been kind enough to share some of his old designs with Kustomrama, so click here to see more of his work on Kustomrama.
SAHB member Dean Butler (who originally alerted us to Kustomrama) suggested that this Buick design reminded him of some of the Buick Rivieras:
Do tell us what you think.
And if you love rod and custom cars as much as we do, please do visit Kustomrama.