The "IN LINE" license plate makes reference to the inline or straight eight engines that powered Buick automobiles frm the late thirties through the 1952 model year. In 1953 Buick celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a new Overhead Valve V-8 in Roadmaster and Super series, but the entry level Specials held on for one more year with the inline straight eight. The Buick in Ken's photo is a 1947 or 1948 model. This design was introduced as a 1942 model just before the outbreak of World War II and was carried over in the post war years immediately after the war. Note the distinctive two-tone paint treatment that extends in a narrow strip down the hood of the car.