1941 Buick Special Convertible Coupe

Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Buick
Model Special
Mileage 11006 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1941
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Red
History Yes
VIN: NCS103239

This 1941 Buick Special Convertible Coupe, one of 4,282 such cars produced that year, is said to have received a professional-level full restoration at an unspecified time after having been stored for years. While this Buick’s actual mileage is unknown, it’s said to have been in the collection of auctioneer Tom Mack before being sold in 2019. The car is said to be highly presentable and extensively accessorized. This Special is optioned with the factory dual Carter carburetor version of Buick’s 248-cu.in. OHV straight-eight. With a compression ratio of 6.15:1, the engine was rated by the manufacturer at 125 horsepower when new. The engine in this Special is said to be original to the car, and is believed to have been rebuilt about two years ago. It’s said to start and idle “perfectly,” without smoke. The seller notes no functional issues with the three-speed manual transmission and reports a small leak from the oil drain plug. The engine bay presents as being stock and strongly clean, in the provided photos. The paint, of unspecified age, is described as being in “excellent” condition, with no reported body blemishes. The body seals and weatherstripping are said to be effective at preventing water leaks. The power-operated convertible top has a boot and is reported to operate “as-new.” Per the photos, the chrome appears to be in excellent, undamaged condition, with accessories including fog lamps, bumper guards, bumper wings, side mirrors, wheel trim rings, and fender skirts. The seller says the vehicle is free of rust, the factory glass is free of damage, and all lighting is in operating order. The car’s underside presents as being strongly clean, with no visible surface corrosion. The leather seating surfaces show light wear creasing and no damage from tears or staining. The carpet looks to be in very good shape, with no worn areas visible in the photos. The Buick is fitted with a traffic-signal detector and fuel-economy gauge. The convertible top has a glass rear window that is said to be in “as-new” condition. The steel dashboard presents very well, with all instruments said to be accurate. The factory AM radio is reported to power up, but has poor reception. The heater is described as operable. The carpeted trunk has a covered spare tire and presents as being strongly clean, in the photos. The date of the Buick’s most recent chassis service is unknown, but the seller reports that the suspension was entirely renewed when the car was restored. He also reports no component damage or functional issues, stating that the hydraulic drum brakes are “currently new to factory specifications.” The Coker wide whitewall tires are described as “new.”