A unique and stunning beauty in an excellent condition
– 8.2 litre V8 (GM) General Motors 502 cui Big Block, Holley carburetor, with 178 kW (242 hp)
– Four-speed automatic transmission, GM-TH-700R4, (4th gear designed as overdrive)
– Driven in California from 1949 to 1973, then decommissioned during 23 years
– 1996 a new owner found this sleeping beauty. After a complete cleaning and restoration with a new GM 502, he has only driven 3000 miles in 10 years
– 2006 the Buick changed hands again and got his current look: A redesigned rear, chrome fittings, spoked wheels, white wall tires, exterior and interior new color, overhauled 4-speed automatic transmission and conversion to air suspension. In 3 years 7000 miles driven
– 2009 a dealer imported the Buick to Holland
– 2013 its trip continued to Germany
– 2015 Exhibition at some car shows and on a single occasion used as wedding coach. Only 1000 miles on the road.
– In 2016 the Buick was bought by the current owner. During the next 5 years he fitted and upgraded the vehicle to meet the requirements of the German licensing authorities. Today the Buick has a German registration and the admission as historic vehicle.
Its amazing history sounds like a fairy tale: from a sleeping beauty to a stunning diva. Striking pictures and more details are to be found on the website www.buick49.de
Buick was founded in 1903 as the “Buick Motor Company”, in the state of Michigan. Buick has been part of General Motors (GM) since 1910. In the decades leading up to World War II, the so-called “Series” plus a number of models were produced. Production was only resumed in 1946 with slightly modified pre-war models. In 1947, only a few changes were made, with Buick’s stylists limiting themselves to a new grille design. Production continued unchanged until mid-1949, when the controversial Bucktooth design appeared on the new 1950 series. Four body variants were catalogued, including the four-door sedan, a slim fastback sedan, station wagon and the 56C convertible. Powered by a 4.1 liter (248 cui) inline eight-cylinder engine, called Fireball 8, with 115 hp at 3600 rpm and a three-speed manual transmission. 85% of Buick buyers opted for the optional two-speed automatic transmission, called Dynaflow. The 1949 Buick Super Sedanette offered style and functionality in one package.
Buick promised: “Here the long, curved lines of a coupé hide the surprising spaciousness”.