This beautiful 1938 Buick Coupe was a regular sight on the streets of Harrismith back in the Sixties.
Martha McDonald and her friend Carrie Friday used to cruise the streets going nowhere. Mom called them Martha and My Man Friday after Robinson Crusoe. She says Roy Cartwright coined the nickname. Roy ran the Tattersalls horse racing gambling joint in town and was full of wit.
Years later Sheila found out that Pietermaritzburg restorer Ty Terblanche had found it, bought it and restored it to its former glory. Well done Ty! What a beaut!
With childish logic and mischief we’d occasionally throw it wif a stone (as we’d mockingly say). Always missed, mind you.
The redoubtable Martha McDonald, asked one day if she had any children replied in the negative, adding loftily “My husband was too much of a gentleman.”
Here’s a better angle to showcase those beautiful lines:
From the front it’s much like other cars of its era, but from the side and half-back you can see why it gets so many oohs and aahs!
thanks, conceptcarz.com and powerful-cars.com