Introduced in 1940, Buick’s Series 50 Super models featured sleek exterior styling and an interior that provided seating for up to six adults. One range up from the entry-level Series 40 Special models, the Buick Super range proved to be a hit with consumers, selling 128,736 examples in its debut year. The four-door Super sedan was by far the most popular model in Buick’s product range, and of the 95,875 units built, few have weathered the decades as well as this 1940 Buick Super Eight sedan, for sale on Hemmings.com. It’s said to benefit from a recent restoration, including its period-correct interior. All gauges are functional, as are the Fore-Aft Flash-Way directionals, and the sale even includes the original tool kit and owner’s manual. For a car that needs little aside from a new name on the title, it’s priced fairly, too. From the seller’s description:
Recently restored 1940 Buick Super 8 4 door sedan with period-correct restoration interior, complete dash with all gauges working, original trunk interior with tools, original owner’s pamphlet and other equipment. Must see to appreciate as an authentic example of GM prewar product with last of the “suicide doors.” This car will comfortably seat 6 adults. It has a manual shift “three on the tree” with the original 248-cu.in. (4.1L.) 107-hp Fireball I8 straight-eight engine. It is equipped with original sealed-beam headlights and Fore-Aft Flash-Way directionals (all lamps work.) This is a fun car to drive and show off.
La Conner, Washington
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