1940 Buick Series 70 Convertible Coupe / 13676588 Chassis Information

1940 Buick Series 70 photograph

1940 Buick Series 70 photograph

1940 Buick Series 701940 Buick Series 70
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 13676588
As the 1930s came to a close, Buick adopted an all eight-cylinder range that would continue through to World War II and beyond. The 1940 Roadmaster was designated the Series 70 and was positioned just below the top-of-the-range Limited Series 80, in the model line-up. It shared its styling with the Super and was available as a Touring Sedan, Convertible Phaeton, Convertible Coupe or Sport Coupe. The 76C Convertible Coupe sold for $1,430 and just 6060 examples were built. This was the last time Buick offered sidemounts and the first time 'Fore-N-Aft' directional indicators were added, an industry first.

This Roadmaster Convertible Coupe was once owned by automotive adventurer Martin Swig who purchased the car in 2006. At the time of purchase, it wore an older restoration but was still a driver-quality vehicle. A short time later, swig sold the car to a close friend. The car was then prepared for the month-long, 7,600 Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge. After its return to the US, the Buick was comprehensively gone through as needed. It has since participated in the California Mille on two occasions.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge Sale presented by Bonhams. The car was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $60,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had failed to find a buyer willing to satisfy its reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Buick Roadmaster Sport Phaeton
Sold for $117,500
  2015 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1940 BUICK 71 C PHAETON CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13792490
Sold for $84,000
  2013 McCormick's Auction 54 - Palm Springs
 
1940 Buick Roadmaster Model 71C Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 13828968
Sold for $42,900
  2012 Worldwide - The Auburn Auction
 
1940 Buick Roadmaster Sedan
Sold for $20,900
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
 
1940 Buick Series 70
Sold for $36,300
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1940 Buick Series 70 image  1940 Buick Series 70 image  
1940 BUICK ROADMASTER FOUR DOOR
Sold for $16,500
  2002 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 
1940 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 71
Sold for $17,600
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2002
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Buick Series 70's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Buick Roadmaster Sport Phaeton 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$61,000$80,000$100,000
1940 Buick Roadmaster Sport Phaeton 2015 Mecum : Seattle$50,000  
1940 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Convertible Sedan137924902015 WorldWide Auctions Houston Classic Auction $130,000$160,000
1940 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton 2014 Auctions America : California$75,000  
1940 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe136765982012 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale $50,000$60,000
1940 Buick Roadmaster Sport Phaeton 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$27,000  
1940 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$32,500$90,000$120,000
1940 BUICK ROADMASTER 2007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$10,250  

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