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1940 Buick Series 80 Limited Limited Convertible Phaeton / CA594451 Vehicle Information

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 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited1940 Buick Series 80 Limited
Sold for $77,000 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
This 1940 Buick Limited Model 81C Fastback Convertible Phaeton is one of only 14 documented examples remaining in existence. It is a CCCA Full Classic and formerly the possession of the Buick Club of American founder, Greg Field. During the early 1990s, Mr. Field had the car restored. It is painted in Sequoia Yellow and fitted with a tan convertible top with red piping. There are large amber fog lights, front and rear bumper guards, dual side-mounted spare tires with hard covers, and dual chrome plated mirrors.

The interior is Burgundy leather upholstery with a wood grain dash and a DeLuxe steering wheel. The list of amenities include a standard clock, Fresh Aire underseat heater and defroster system, a folding rear windscreen, and a fold-down armrest for the rear passenger compartment.

In 2008, this car was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $100,000-$125,000. Though the vehicle carried a reserve, it was lifted even though bidding did not reach the estimated value. The lot was sold for $$77,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008


2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $125,000 
Sale Price :
USD $77,000

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
1940 Buick Series 80 Limited image  1940 Buick Series 80 Limited image  
1940 Buick Series 80
Sold for USD$187,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1940 Buick Series 80 Limited image  1940 Buick Series 80 Limited image  
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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