1948 Buick Super Series 50 Base 4.1L Convertible

Price: US $30,100.00 Item location: McAllen, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Other
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 7,660
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 4.1L 4065CC 248Cu. In. l8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1948 Buick Other


You're bidding on a Buick Super Convertible; New Upholstery, Convertible Top, lutch andEngine,rear and front endfresh-up!This particular Buick retains its original black paint from the doors backwhile having new upholstery. This Buick has been written up in several magazines and has even had a write up by noted automotive writer Tom Strongman. The body and paint (from doors back) on this car are both original from 1948. It is amazing to see a car that is this old still rocking the original paint – and looking good while doing it. It is not showroom perfect – the paint is 65 years old! Some areas show where the paint has rubbed thin, long with some scratches and rock chips, ut overall it looks great with nice patina! Most people will stare at you with astonishment when they realize this is the original paint applied back in 1948! 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, artz style, ower convertible top is in excellent condition and it looks great on the Buick. The Hydro-electric top and windowswork perfectly (have a video I can send you if interested). Inside, he interior has been freshly reupholstered andcompliments the black.The door panels are in comparable condition. The red carpet is also in great condition. When the carpet was replaced there was an additional underlayment put down to reduce heat from the car into the interior. The dashboard appears to be original and is color matched to the exterior. It is dressed up with the original chrome accents that look great. The underside of this car is very clean, ou can tell it has been garaged for most of its life. It houses a set of original gauges that also look great. There is also a SunPro temperature gauge mounted beneath the dashboard. a clock and an AM radio. Under the hood, ou’ll find the inline 8 cylinder “Buick Fireball” engine, ated 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 John Hemmingway, n 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 that look great and even better – make this “Rainman” machine cruise smoothly down the road! This is a very special and awesome 1948 Buick Super Convertible. It could continue to be a classic driver or find a home in just about any car collection. The VIN is 24875518. It is being sold on a clean and clear mileage exempt Texastitle. GET OUT AND DRIVE!

As with any older vehicle, recommend you come see it or have inspected if you prefer before you buy. I cannot express how much attention this car gets and great it rides and drives. One of the best I have ever been in.

Good luck!

Will help buyer with shipping options.


On Aug-17-15 at 15:21:34 PDT, eller added the following information:

Added top and windows going up in youtube video. The back windows roll up manually with window crank. Front and top are hydro-electric, ll work great.

https://youtu.be/JeYWWQUzBYs