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“Bombshell Betty,” the 165 MPH 1952 Buick Super Riviera

“Bombshell Betty,” a heavily modified Land Speed Record-holding 1952 Buick Super Riviera. Photos courtesy Barrett-Jackson. At a length of just over 17 feet and a shipping weight approaching 3,800 pounds, the 1952 Buick Super Riviera is hardly an ideal starting point for a Bonneville Land Speed Record car, particularly when powered by Buick’s 320-cu.in. inline-eight […]
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