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Hershey | Lot 426

1941 Buick Special Sedan

$19,800 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

12 October 2018


Chassis No.
34004356
  • Restored by Buick expert Lewis Jenkins
  • Beautiful original interior
  • Fireball “Dynaflash” straight eight
  • Diamondback radial tires and new brakes

For 1941, Buick offered its widest array of body styles to date. Production increased 34 percent, qualifying Buick for 4th place in industry sales. The Special was Buick’s most popular model, accounting for 242,089 of the 377,428 cars Buick sold that year.

“When Better Automobiles are Built, Buick Will Build Them” they boasted in 1941. Style-wise, the 1941 Buicks were quite different from their predecessors. Exposed running boards and door hinges, as well as fender-mounted spare tires, were things of the past. New fender lines provided a much sleeker look, and headlights were completely enclosed in the fenders for the first time. Hoods were able to be opened from either side, too. The sporty fastback Sedan, like the one offered here, was an instant hit with style-conscious buyers. Today, the styling remains a favorite among Buick aficionados.

The big news, however, for 1941, was Compound Carburetion, the forerunner to the four-barrel carburetor as well as the multi-carb setups favored by American manufacturers following World War II. Optional on Specials like this car and standard on all other models, a twin set of carburetors extracted 10 extra horses from Buick’s standard 248-cu. in. Fireball “Dynaflash” straight eight, rating it at 125 hp.

Presenting quite handsomely in a lovely black with bright and shiny chrome both inside and out, this Buick has a beautiful original interior, adding even more charm to this elegant pre-war Buick. The current owner purchased this Special from well-known and respected Buick expert, collector, and restorer Lewis Jenkins, who performed a sympathetic restoration, maintaining the best original aspects of the car. While in the consignor’s possession, it was fitted with a set of Diamondback wide whitewall radial tires and new brakes, making this stylish Buick ready to enjoy.

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