The 1946 Model 76C is one of the rarest postwar Buick convertibles; 2,587 were produced, four of which remain, three are located in the U.S. and one in Argentina.
The engine turned dash panels date the production of this car to the period before a labor strike in the spring of 1946. Afterwards, Buick used body colored dash panels. The car weighs in at 4345 pounds, has a 129-inch wheelbase and sold new for $2,347. It was powered by a straight-eight overhead valve engine, making 144 horsepower and feeding into a three-speed manual transmission.
The current owner purchased this car in the summer of 1999. It had traveled just 31,000 miles and was quite solid. Restoration began at Jenkins Restoration in North Carolina. The work required 4,000 hours and was completed in late 2002. The car has won a Senior Grand National award as well as other AACA and concours awards.