1949 Buick Super Eight Convertible

  • Price
    59 950 EUR
  • Model
    Buick Super Eight Convertible
  • Year
    1949
  • Condition
    Used
  • Body Type
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    86 kw (117 hp)
  • Mileage
    55,223 miles
  • Address
    Steenweg op Deinze 51 C, 9880 Aalter, Belgium
  • Country
    Belgium
  • Published
    over 1 year
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  • ID
    #11323
  • VIN
    N/A
  • Color
    Grey
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Engine Number
    N/A
  • Chassis Number
    N/A
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    LHD
  • Drive Wheels
    RWD
  • 1st Reg. Country
    N/A
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Red
  • Leather Seats
    Yes

Description

1949 Buick Super Eight Convertible

Lowered price from €69.950 -> €59.950


The Buick Super is a full-sized automobile produced from the 1940 through the 1958 model years (excluding WW II); it was built on Buick's larger body shared with the Roadmaster. It and the Roadmaster were replaced by the Electra in 1959.
1949-1953
The Super shared a new General Motors C-body with the Roadmaster but on a shorter wheelbase. It featured three chrome VentiPorts on each front fender to denote its smaller straight-eight engine and shorter engine compartment when compared with the Roadmaster. The sales brochure noted that VentiPorts helped ventilate the engine compartment, and possibly that was true in early 1949, but sometime during the model year they became plugged. The idea for VentiPorts grew out of a modification Buick styling chief Ned Nickles had added to his own 1948 Roadmaster. He had installed four amber lights on each side of his car’s hood wired to the distributor so as to flash on and off as each piston fired simulating the flames from the exhaust stack of a fighter airplane. Combined with the bombsight mascot, VentiPorts put the driver at the controls of an imaginary fighter airplane. Upon seeing this, Buick chief Harlow Curtice was so delighted that he ordered that (non-lighting) VentiPorts be installed on all 1949 Buicks.



  • Specifications

  • Bodywork

  • Length: cm (in): 532 (209)

  • Width: cm (in): 199 (78.5)

  • Height: cm (in):   165  (65)

  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 307 (121)

  • Weight: kg (lb): 1890 (4170)


  • Mechanics.

  • Displacement: inline 8 4065 cc (248 cu in), front-mounted

  • Valve gear: 16

  • Fuel system: 1 Stromberg carburetor (sometimes 1 2-barrel Carter)

  • Gearbox: 3-speed, manual

  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive

  • Maximum power: 117 hp at 3600 rpm

  • Maximum torque: 220 Nm at 2200 rpm

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