Estimate: $ 55,000 - $ 65,000
- Fireball eight-cylinder engine
- Three-speed manual transmission
- Part of an exclusive collection for many years
- Electric clock and pushbutton radio
- Re-plated chromework
The 1942 Buick was introduced on October 3, 1941, just two months before Pearl Harbor was attacked. This unfortunate series of events led large automotive companies to focus their efforts towards the war. Even with the factory changing over to help with the war, Buick still built almost 95,000 cars. The styling seen on the 1942 was new and much loved when released. These cars are distinguished by the “Airfoil” fender design, which was GM’s beginning to more aerodynamic automobiles.
The Buick on offer here was a part of an exclusive private car collection for many years. This beautifully presented Buick is sporting blue paintwork that is complemented wonderfully by chrome, red steel wheels, polished center caps and whitewall tires. The chrome adorning the car has been re-plated, giving it the shine it carries today. The interior is catered with white genuine leather upholstery, electric clock, driver’s side spotlight and a pushbutton AM radio. Under the hood on this American classic is a Fireball eight-cylinder engine fueled by two carburetors. The strong and reliable engine is married to a column-shift three-speed manual transmission.
Only 2,454 Series 50, Model 56-C Buick convertibles were made in 1942. These cars are rarer still today with fewer than 400 believed to still be in existence.