1940 Buick Super


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The Buick Super was produced from 1940 through the 1958 model years (excluding WW II) and was built on Buick's larger body shared with the Roadmaster. It and the Roadmaster were replaced by the Electra in 1959.

When introduced in 1940, the new Series 50 Super featured the cutting-edge "Torpedo" C-body. When combined with a column mounted shift lever the cars offered true six passenger comfort. The basic formula for the 1940 to 1952 Super was established by mating the Roadmaster's longer, behind-the-engine-cowl body, to the Series 40 Special's smaller straight-eight engine. This led to an economical combination of voluminous passenger room and relatively good fuel economy. Initially, four body styles were offered: a 2-door coupe, a 2-door convertible, a 4-door sedan and a 4-door convertible.

This Buick Super 50 is a strikingly impressive car that lends itself to the Jive and Lindy Hop lifestyle and makes a great impression where ever it is taken. This example is described by the owner as in good overall condition. The older black paintwork is reported to still retain a good shine, the interior is in good condition and the engine is said to run well. Sporting the ubiquitous Buick Straight 8 mated to a 'three on the tree' manual gearbox, a new clutch assembly ensures smooth gear changes and the brakes have been overhauled.

We have contacts within the film props industry and there is a constant demand for American late 40s-early 50s Classic Sedans to feature as 'Street Furniture' in forthcoming movies, should that be of interest. Americana doesn't come any more reasonably priced than this charming Buick. We welcome all pre-sale inspections and encourage bidders to contact the office for further information.