1939 Buick Century Convertible Coupe / 13481114 Chassis Information

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century photograph

1939 Buick Century1939 Buick Century
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 13481114
Sold for $49,500 at 2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
The Buick Century, designated Series 60, was the brainchild of general manager Harlow Curtice. For 1939, Buick abandoned the rumble seat and installed indoor 'opera seats' in the rare of coupes and convertibles. Directional signals became standard, operated from a switch on the new 'Handishift' column-mounted shifter.

This Century Convertible was an AACA Senior First winner in 1981 and was restored about that time and has been carefully preserved ever since. It is a highly presentable example with a good paint job that has no checking or major chips. There is a tan canvas top in good condition and the seats and door panels have been re-upholstered in tan vinyl. There is a brown rubber mat in front and carpet in the rear seat area. The red plastic steering wheel is in good condition and has no crack.

In 2009, this car was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $45,000-$55,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $49,500, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2009

2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$45,000-$55,000 
Sale Price :
$49,500

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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