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A Buick Roadmaster.Another fascinating photograph taken, and emailed over, by Leo, this time showing a late 1950s Buick parked on frozen waters near Marken, a small island in Holland, situated close to the mainland town of Volendam.
It seems that the waters between the mainland and the island of Marken froze over in the winter of 1962/1963, with the ice reaching upto 3ft in depth in places, as Leo recalls:
"Another picture I found. The winter of 62-63 was extremely cold here. The sea in which the Isle of Marken is was frozen. Ice was nearly 3 feet thick. Here you see the Buick Roadmaster 1957 of the Utrecht-boutchers family Vos, on the ice near Volendam and the isle of Marken called Gouwzee. Since then it never happened again to repeat such an ice trip by car. As a young boy I cleaned their car every week to get some pocketmoney.The car weight was over 2000 kg. It had an 8 cylinder engine, 6.2 litres, with 290 SAE HP. I remember the picture was made with their old black pre-war Leica camera with a 3.5 Elmar lens."
A look on Google Maps shows the approximate location of this photograph:
Thanks for the great photograph!
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Other classic Buicks on the site include this 1954 Century Riviera Hardtop Coupe.
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