14th Jun, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 20

1941 Buick Super Convertible-Coupe
In current ownership the last 42 years

Sold for £21,938

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: DAP 666
Chassis No: 13969260
MOT: Exempt

  • In current ownership the last 42 years
  • Subject to 9 year restoration completed in 1989
  • Subject to full engine overhaul in 2020
  • Invoices on file totalling in excess of £17,000

The Buick Super Convertible-Coupe holds a significant place in Buick's history as a remarkable example of automotive design and engineering. Produced between 1940 and 1942, and then from 1946 to 1948, the Super Convertible-Coupe was part of Buick's larger Super Series, which encompassed a range of body styles. This elegant and stylish two-door Convertible-Coupe showcased Buick's commitment to producing premium vehicles with exceptional performance and luxurious features.

Under the hood, the Buick Super Convertible-Coupe featured a powerful straight-8 engine. In its early years, the vehicle was equipped with a 248-cubic-inch Fireball straight-8 engine, which was later upgraded to a larger 320-cubic-inch displacement engine. The straight-8 engine provided ample power, smooth acceleration, and a refined driving experience. Paired with a manual or automatic transmission, the Super Convertible-Coupe offered a dynamic and enjoyable driving performance.

The design of the Super Convertible-Coupe embodied the sleek and aerodynamic styling cues popular during that era. The car boasted a low, wide stance, accentuated by sweeping fenders, a rounded grille, and elegant chrome accents. Its convertible top added a touch of versatility, allowing drivers to enjoy the open-air driving experience when desired. The interior of the Super Convertible-Coupe featured luxurious appointments, including comfortable seating upholstered in high-quality materials, a well-designed dashboard with clear instrumentation, and ample legroom and headroom for both the driver and passengers.

Buick prioritized safety features in the Super Convertible-Coupe, incorporating advancements that were ahead of their time. The car featured hydraulic brakes, providing improved stopping power and control. In addition, the Super Convertible-Coupe was equipped with Buick's Dynaflash in-line eight-cylinder engine, which employed advanced engineering techniques to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce vibration. These safety and performance features contributed to the Super Convertible-Coupe's reputation as a reliable and comfortable vehicle.

This particular example is presented in the attractive shade of Silver with contrasting Red interior. First manufactured in 1941, ‘DAP 666’ was reportedly imported to the UK in 1946 by an American Lieutenant Colonel during the war. When he returned to the US, he left the car in the UK. Little is known of the vehicle until it was purchased by the vendor in 1981 as a project requiring total restoration from a gentleman in Bristol. The car was then subject to a 9 year restoration, completing in 1989.

Since completion, ‘DAP 666’ has been thoroughly enjoyed by the vendor; attending numerous local shows and travelling as fat as London, Woodstock, Oxford and more for further shows.

In recent years, the car has been subject to a complete engine overhaul in 2020, along with regular maintenance when required. Now in current ownership for the last 42 years, the car is offered for sale reluctantly due to ill health along with a number of other vehicles from the vendor’s private collection of American cars. Included with the vehicle is the V5C document which displays ‘0’ former keepers and a history file including an owner's manual, numerous letters from the venor to suppliers over the years, import documentation from 1988 and invoices for parts and labour dating back to 1988 and exceeding £17,000.

PLEASE NOTE: The history file for this vehicle has been located by the vendor and is now available at the documents desk for inspection.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 14th Jun, 2023

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