1939 Buick Century Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

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Convertible Coupe
The Buick Century models built between 1936 and 1942 were true high-performance cars, capable of delivering speeds near the 'century mark.' They combined the largest and most powerful Buick engine of the time, a 320-cid straight-eight, with the smallest and lightest Buick bodies then produced.

All 1939 Buicks featured new styling, with a low, wide 'waterfall' grille that was inspired by European Grand Prix racing cars of the era. Century models for 1939 had a 126-inch wheelbase, five inches longer than the Special of the same year. The extra length was added ahead of the cowl, to accommodate the larger engine used in the Century.

The Century Convertible Coupe, Model 66C, had a factory list price of $1,343, making it the most expensive Buick of its type in 1939. Only 850 were built, including 60 that were exported to other countries. The exhibited example is equipped with optional dual side-mounted spare tires, 'Streamboards' (lower body skirts which replaced the standard running boards) and a pair of GM Guide Super-Ray accessory driving and fog lamps - original cost, $10.45!

The current owner purchased this example in 1961, for $200. The prior owner had started to make it into a hot-rod, but had lost interest in the project. The rare Buick was restored to its original 1939 configuration in 2000.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2012 1
2009 1
2006 2
2001 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$11,550$11,5501
2016$18,000$18,0001
2015$13,650$13,6501
2014$11,275$11,2751
2012$18,150$18,1501
2009$49,500$49,5001
2006$108,250$170,5002
2001$20,550$22,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Buick Century
Sold for $11,550
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1939 Buick Century Sport Phaeton
Sold for $18,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1939 Buick Century Saloon
Sold for $13,650
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1939 Buick Century Series 60 Sedan
Sold for $11,275
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1939 Buick Century Four Door Sedan
Sold for $18,150
  2012 Auctions America - Spring Carlisle
 
1939 Buick Century
Chassis#: 13481114
Sold for $49,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1939 Buick Century image  
1939 Buick Century Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 13477015
Sold for $170,500
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1939 Buick Century image  1939 Buick Century image  
1939 Buick Century Convertible
Chassis#: 63603572
Sold for $46,000
  2006 The J.C. Stevens Estate Auction
 
1939 BUICK CENTURY OPERA COUPE
Sold for $19,100
  2001 Kruse Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1939 BUICK CENTURY OPERA COUPE
Sold for $22,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Hot Springs, AR
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Buick Century's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Buick Century 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$11,000  
1939 Buick Century Sport Phaeton 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$55,000  

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