1955 Buick Special Series 40 Convertible Coupe / 4B4083179 Chassis Information

1955 Buick Special Series 40
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 4B4083179
Sold for $57,750 at 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions.
Buick redesigned its model line for 1954; the following year, all that was needed with a simple freshening. Changes included 'Dagmar' front bumpers, named for the busty starlet for whom they resembled, and a wraparound windshield. In the back was a 'Florentine' window, and there were Ventiports that ran along each front fender. Many of these design cues were sourced from the 'dream car designs' that had been seen on Harley Earl's famous Motoramas.

This 1955 Buick Series 40 Special was part of the company's entry-level line. It came standard with a 188 horsepower, overhead-valve V8 engine, tubeless tires, directional signals, armrests, and additional insulation. Body styles included a two- and four-door hardtop, sedan, convertible, and a station wagon. Just over 10,000 examples of the Special Convertible were built.

This example is finished in two-tone Cherokee Red and Dover White and is equipped with a Sonomatic radio with a power antenna, wide whitewall bias-ply tires, vinyl upholstery with proper carpets, and power steering.

Since new, the car has been treated to a restoration. It is an AACA Senior award winner, and the car still wears the appropriate badge.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price :
$57,750

2018 4
2017 2
2016 1
2015 2
2014 2
2013 5
2012 4
2011 2
2010 4
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$27,425$47,0004
2017$28,500$30,0002
2016$19,000$19,0001
2015$16,000$17,5002
2014$36,575$57,7502
2013$32,960$60,5005
2012$11,933$36,3004
2011$48,225$79,2002
2010$39,125$93,5004
2009$16,550$17,6002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Buick Riviera Special
Sold for $23,100
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1955 Buick Special Riviera Coupe
Chassis#: 4B1133977
Sold for $29,700
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1955 Buick Riviera Special
Sold for $9,900
  2018 Collector Car - Toronto Spring
 
1955 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $47,000
  2018 GAA : Jerry & June Smith Collection
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $30,000
  2017 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $27,000
  2017 Silver Auction - Arizona in January 2017
 
1955 Buick Special Riveria
Sold for $19,000
  2016 GAA : July 2016
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $17,500
  2015 Mecum : Denver
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $14,500
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Buick Special Four-Door Sedan
Sold for $15,400
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1955 Buick Special Convertible
Chassis#: 4B4083179
Sold for $57,750
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1955 Buick Special Series 40 image  
1955 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 4B2054628
Sold for $60,500
  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1955 BUICK SPECIAL 2 DOOR COUPE
Chassis#: 4B6056037
Sold for $19,800
  2013 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1955 Buick Special Riviera Coupe 264/188 HP, Automatic
Sold for $16,500
  2013 Mecum - Houston, Tx
 
1955 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $55,000
  2013 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1955 Buick Special Hardtop
Sold for $13,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $600
  2012 Silver Auction - Quartzsite Collection
 
1955 Buick Special
Sold for $10,230
  2012 Auctions America - Fall Carlisle
 
1955 BUICK SPECIAL 2 DOOR HARDTOP
Chassis#: 4B2039710
Sold for $36,300
  2012 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
 
1955 Buick Special 2-Door Hardtop
Sold for $17,250
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Buick Special Series 40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Buick Special Estate Wagon4B11133852019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $37,500$47,500
1955 Buick Special Rivera 2018 Mecum : Hershey$24,000  
1955 Buick Special 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$23,000  
1955 Buick Special Estate Wagon4B11133852016 Mecum : Monterey   
1955 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 2015 Mecum Harrisburg$55,000  
1955 Buick Special Convertible 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$37,000  
1955 Buick 46C Special Convertible 264/188 HP, Automatic 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$60,000  
1955 Buick 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$25,500  
1955 Buick Special 2013 Auctions America Auburn Spring$8,400  
1955 Buick Special4B20546282013 Silver Auction Ft McDowell, Arizona$51,000  
1955 Buick Special 2012 Mecum Auctions St. Paul, MN Auction$10,000  
1955 Buick 4-Door 2011 Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Spring Auction$20,000  
1955 Buick Special 46C Convertible 2009 Classic Car Auction of Toronto Spring$52,500  
1955 Buick Special 4D 2008 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Fall$9,500  
1955 BUICK SPECIAL4B11139372008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$15,000  
1955 Buick Special Coupe 2004 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$11,000  
1955 BUICK SPECIAL TWO DOOR 2002 Kruse Auction Dallas, TX$3,500  
1955 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Branson, MO$24,000  
1955 BUICK SPECIAL RIVIERA TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction West Palm Beach, FL$21,000  

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