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1940 Buick Series 80 Limited Fastback Convertible Sport Phaeton Vehicle Profile

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited photograph

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By the late 1940s Buicks were one of the best-selling American cars. The 1940 top-of-the-line Buicks, the Roadmaster and Limited, had become quite popular among luxury car purchasers, giving even Cadillac a run for their money. In 1940, Buick had a higher horsepower engine than the Cadillac at 141 horsepower vs. Cadillac's 140. The difference was even greater in 1941 with the Cadillac at 150 vs. the Limited at 165 horsepower making it the most powerful American car at the time. Cadillac management object to the Buick having higher horsepower but was over ruled by top GM executives. The 1940 Limited had a 320 cubic-inch 141 horsepower straight 8 overhead valve engine. It was large with a 133 inch wheelbase and shared basic body shells with Cadillac.

Buick introduced the Model 81C, a four door convertible phaeton, on September 22, 1939. There were only 230 produced. The car sits on a 133-inch wheelbase, it has standard heaters and defrosters and seats six. All 1940 Buicks were delivered with oil filters and sealed beam headlights.

The straight-eight engine displaces 320 cubic-inches and develops 141 horsepower. This car is well optioned, sporting a front bumper guard, fog lights, and a telescoping vacuum antenna.

The current owner purchased this car ten years ago from a body shop in Delaware. The vehicle was in pieces when it was purchased. It underwent a lengthy (4,500 hour) full frame-off restoration at Prueitt Auto Restoration of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. Analysis of the first layer of paint revealed that the original color was Bandelier Blue and this has been duplicated. Authenticity has been maintained throughout. This was completed in 2012.

This car was originally delivered to one of the DuPont families in Delaware. A DuPont crest was found under layers of paint during restoration. The car was rescued from a junk yard in 1957 and went through two more owners.


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1940 Buick Series 80 Limited Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Buick Model 81-C Limited Convertible Phaeton
Sold for USD$64,900
  2020 Mecum : Indy Fall Special
 
1940 Buick Limited Touring Sedan
Sold for USD$40,150
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1940 Buick Limited Trunkback Convertible Phaeton
Sold for USD$29,700
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1940 Buick Ltd Series 80
Sold for USD$14,000
  2014 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1940 Buick Limited Series 81C Convertible Phaeton
Sold for USD$70,400
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1940 Buick Limited Phaeton
Chassis#: 13597850
Sold for USD$55,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
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1940 Buick Series 80
Sold for USD$77,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
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1940 Buick Series 80
Sold for USD$187,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
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1940 BUICK SERIES 80 SEDAN
Sold for USD$8,800
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Buick Series 80 Limited's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Buick Limited Sport Phaeton839296102019 Mecum : Monterey$115,000$140,000$180,000
1940 Buick Limited ConvertibleCA7413632018 Mecum : Monterey$55,000  
1940 Buick Century Convertible 2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction$33,000  

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