First, thanks for the pic Rickster... Lately I've been admiring this 1947 Buick built in 1949 by the Barris Brothers for furniture maker Ben Mario. I love the lines... The proportions are perfect, everything flows really well, it just is really pleasing to the eye... So much so that while looking at the car, I couldn't for the life of me remember what a '47 buick looks like from the factory and I knew I'd seen many of them. So I went online and found this pic of a stock 1947 Buick Vert. I was instantly confronted with the fact that I really like 47 buicks and have studied them a lot. I was amazed at the way the extensive mods made to the Mario Buick worked so well in the final product. The one exception being that I think the Cad grill is a little small for the car. I'd like to see a 49 Olds grill surround up there but that's just me... I love the Hirohata Merc, the Matranga Merc, and Sam's merc amongst many others, but I think the Ben Mario Buick might be the best example to come out of the Barris shop of how to make extensive custum touches work with the original body. I also think the creativity involved in selecting the right parts is genious. What do you think?