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We’re suckers for yellow-over red pre-World War II convertibles, so it was no brainer to feature this 1950 Buick 50 Super Two door convertible we found on Craigslist in Waldoboro, Maine where the current caretaker is asking $22,200 firm. The NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range for these vintage Buicks at $19,300, $35,100, and $50,600, respectively so the private seller appears to have their Buick priced appropriately.
“1940 Buick 56C. I recently acquired this Buick from an older gentleman who owned it for years and meticulously maintained her. She has her original straight 8 engine that runs excellent. Shifts through the gears effortlessly. Still has the 6 volt charging system. Was restored some years back. I would categorize her as a ” very nice driver”. There are some minor blemishes in the paint here and there but presents herself quite nicely. Excellent car for parades, local car shows or just cruising.
Recent work done includes the following new items: new top with boot cover, battery, carburetor, fuel pump, electronic ignition, wires, gas tank, Coker wide white walls, brake lines and brakes, interior, and starter
She will need a new clutch eventually as it slips under hard acceleration. It’s fine under normal driving conditions. It’s, for this reason, I am selling the car far below the market value of this rare Buick. Only 4,804 Buick convertibles were produced in 1940. She drives down the road very nice, like floating on air!. The underside is very clean with no rust or repair work anywhere.”
If you’re in the market for a nice stock and smooth pre-war convertible, this appears to be a nicely freshened example that will be a happy addition to your growing collection. Good luck with the purchase!
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