1947 Buick Super Series 60
– 34K Original Mile Car
– Original Interior Upholstery, Carpet and Glass
– Re-paint in Original Lacquer
– Overhauled Engine
In 1946, following the completion of World War II and the war manufacturing effort, Detroit went back to the business of building cars to meet the pent-up demand of the American people. The 1947 Buick continued the pre-war styling that featured wider and lower bodies, “Airfoil” front fenders that flowed into the lines of the rear fenders, and a new stamped grille that had separate upper bar and new emblem that maintained that strong, imposing stance. This body style could easily accommodate 6 passengers riding in comfort. Combining big Roadmaster room with an economical Special engine made the Super an American favorite in 1947.
The car presented at auction is a highly original example showing pride of ownership from it’s three owners. Bought new in Denver, the car made it’s way to Miles City, Montana where it benefited from a climate favorable to cars. Following purchase from an estate over 30 years ago, the 2nd owner subjected the car to a re-paint in the original Lacquer finish and undertook an overhaul of the original 248 Inline 8 engine. During the overhaul, the engine benefitted from a few upgrades to include inserts for bearings, crank from a 1949 Buick, and application of a NOS carburetor. The interior maintains its originality that is very well preserved. From the original steering wheel to the working radio, pride of ownership shows throughout. Also, as a testament to the originallity and completeness of this car, all cigarette lighters, front and rear, are present. And while the paint exhibits some cracking in places consistent with the medium, this car presents very well!
Current ownership exceeds 16 years and the car is maintained in a climate controlled garage. This beautiful car is a pleasure to drive and will sail down the road on the wide white wall tires. The quality of the original build from the factory is evident in the solid opening and closing of the doors, trunk and hood as well as the original glass that shows no delamination. The odometer shows 34,235 miles and the condition of the car is evident.