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Buick’s Dapper Derelict

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When car restorer Jonathan Ward found a ’48 Buick in a Pennsylvania barn, it hadn’t been on the road since ’73. Instead of bringing the classic beauty back to its original condition on the exterior, the ICON founder chose to purposely keep all of its patina—rust and all—perfectly intact. A prime example of derelict design, the Buick now has power windows, navigation, a back-up camera and a new stereo system, striking an impeccable balance between meticulous modernity and natural transience.

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