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1948 Buick Super Convertible

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Ad number:#673188128
Contact:Sonya
City:Fort Wayne, IN
Zip:46804
Price:$49,900
Year:1948
Make:Buick
Model:Super

Description

From the Golden Age of US Automakers, few vehicles were as loud of a statement as the Buick Super. Featuring heaps of luxury and world-class styling, they were a more athletic offering from General Motors and were equally at home cruising boulevards or touring the countryside

The Buick Super is powered by the legendary 4.1L Fireball inline-8 and is a thrill to drive!

This very nicely partially restored example in tuxedo black with a near flawless red leather and matching black top. The chrome is in excellent condition, and the fit and finish of the body panels is quite nice. The car runs and drives very smoothly as a Buick should and will make an excellent tour car, and with the recent work undertaken could prove a worthy show for any Concours as well.

This particular Buick retains its original black paint from the doors back while having new upholstery (front fenders and hood repainted in the last 4 months). No bondo or rust holes in this car. This Buick has been written up in several magazines and has even had a write up by noted automotive writer Tom Strongman. The chrome and stainless is all in good condition for its age. There are minor imperfections such as scratching but overall shows well. The newer black, Hartz style, power convertible top is in excellent condition and it looks great on the Buick. The Hydro-electric top and windows work perfectly. Inside, the interior has been freshly reupholstered and compliments the black. When the carpet was replaced there was an additional underlayment put down to reduce heat from the car into the interior. The door panels are in comparable condition.

It houses a set of original gauges that also look great. Under the hood, you'll find the inline 8 cylinder “Buick Fireball” engine, mated to the engine is a 3-speed “three on the tree” manual transmission. The engine was rebuilt in the recent past and converted to a 12 volt system for convenience. The front suspension was rebuilt by an older Buick specialist out of Iowa. He also changed the rear gears from the original 4.56 to 3.90 gears. This allows the car to run at highway speeds and keep the RPMs lower. The car sits upon a newer set of 15” Tru-Spoke wire wheels with Buick center caps wrapped in P235/75R15 white wall radial tires. The underside of this car is very clean and completly undercoated, you can tell it has been garaged for most of its life

Always maintained by mechanic from Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg or equivalent specialty mechanic. Always wintered in heated climate controlled storage. All original precious metal and a significant car.

This cars has been restored with the intent on driving and has been converted to 12 volts with an alternator in lieu of a generator and an electric fuel pump. No excessive smoke on startup, no noises from the engine.

 

MORE:

  • Complete hydraulic system overhaul + Relay Solenoid
  • Partial engine rebuild with many new motor mounts, belts, hoses, ...
  • New fuel tank, pump + fuel gauge module.
  • New front and rear suspension.
  • New electric fan and power switch if ever needed.
  • New water pump.
  • New shifter bushings
  • New rear shocks
  • New forward E brake cable.
  • New Clutch.

 

INCLUDES:

  • Domain name: 48Buick.com + 1948Buick.com
  • New paint pen (needs touch up on the areas around the hood)
  • Spare Tire
  • Original Car Manual
  • Leather Boot

The VIN is 24875518. It is being sold on a clean and clear mileage exempt Indiana title. I cannot express how much attention this car gets and how great it rides and drives. Will help buyer with shipping options.

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