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1938 Buick Series 60 Century

Chassis number : 13335600

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High bid of $100,000 at 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook. (did not sell)
Sold for $88,000 at 2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey.
This Buick Century Estate Wagon has less than 48,000 miles on the odometer. It was custom-built by the Joseph Wildanger Company of Red Bank, New Jersey, using a using a steel Fisher body combined with wooden coachwork. The he company switched to the production of truck bodies after 1940, when many American automobile manufacturers began to produce their own wood-bodied cars in-house.

This car has been given a complete restoration and remains in excellent condition. It has attractive bright-work, wide whitewall tires and brown leather bench seats. The exterior is a maroon finish with wooden bodywork. The engine is an inline eight-cylinder engine that displaces 320 cubic-inches and offers 141 horsepower. There is a three-speed sliding gear manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2009, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $125,000-$175,000. The lot failed to sell after achieving a high bid of $100,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019

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2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $120,000-USD $160,000 
Sale Price :
USD $88,000

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $175,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $100,000

1938 Buick Series 60 Century Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Buick Series 60 Century

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Buick Century Sport Coupe
Sold for USD$20,900
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1938 Buick Century
Sold for USD$20,900
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1938 Buick Century Sedan
Sold for USD$24,200
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1938 Buick Century 60C Convertible Phaeton
Sold for USD$42,900
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1938 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Chassis#: 63485385
Sold for USD$56,100
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1938 Buick Century
Sold for USD$18,000
  2013 Mecum Auction - Chicago
 
1938 Buick Century
Sold for USD$18,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 
1938 Buick Century
Sold for USD$13,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Dallas 2013
 
1938 Buick Century Convertible 320/140 HP, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$87,000
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1938 Buick Century Estate Wagon
Chassis#: 13335600
Sold for USD$88,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1938 BUICK CENTURY WOODY WAGON
Sold for USD$106,700
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2007
 
1938 Buick Century Convertible
Chassis#: 13299044
Sold for USD$18,400
  2006 The J.C. Stevens Estate Auction
 
1938 Buick Century Estate Wagon
Sold for USD$78,100
  2003 Carail Museum
 

Buick Series 60 Centurys That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 Buick Series 60 Century's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Buick Century Sedan 2022 Mecum : Houston$16,000  
1938 Buick Century Sedan 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$20,000  
1938 Buick Century Sedan 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$20,000  
1938 Buick Century Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$65,000  
1938 Buick Century Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Auction$75,000  
1938 Buick Century Series 60133356002009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$100,000$125,000$175,000
1938 BUICK CENTURY COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction New Braunfels, TX$17,100  

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1938 Buick Series 60 Century Profiles

1938 Buick Series 60 Century vehicle information
Estate Wagon
Coachwork: Wilanger
Chassis #: 13335600