1941 Buick Super 8 Convertible
An AACA Grand National Prize winner, this 1941 Buick Special convertible is a beautifully restored example of a rare convertible coupe. Few Buick Special convertibles survive to this day and none are as striking as this example in Royal metallic maroon with a perfectly fitting black cloth top.
No expense has been spared to bring this Buick up to the highest standards of presentation. It is nearly perfect. As you would expect this is a numbers matching car. It comes with the original paperwork and books.
The hood is the unique piano hinged design which lifts from either side. Under the large hood the Buick Super featured the “Fireball” straight 8 engine with 248 cubic inches with dual carburetors. It produces a claimed 125 hp. Interestingly Buick used an overhead valve configuration when the manufacturers were still using an old-fashioned valve in block. The three-speed shift lever is column mounted.
The front suspension is coil sprung while the rear suspension is leaf springs. Four-wheel braking is all hydraulic.
The interior is simply striking. Superbly restored in red trim with a deep red bench seat big enough for three.
The beautiful dashboard is an excellent example of industrial design from the art deco era. It includes full instrumentation with a radio set at the foot of a chrome panel. There is also a clock set into a metallic glove compartment door.
The striking design is credited to Harley Earl, the famous head of design for GM and is an early example of his longer, lower and wider philosophy that culminated in his designs of the late 1950s.
Given its stunning presentation this multi-award winner may be the finest example of a rare and highly collectable Buick Special convertible
Estimate: $55,000 - 60,000
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 248 cu. in.
- Body Color
- Royal Maroon Metallic
- Body Style
- Super 8
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
- Center Console