Hershey

5-6 October 2017

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Lot 145

1949 Buick Super Convertible

  • Chassis no. 55219939
  • Engine no. 54077305

$55,000 - $65,000

Without Reserve

To be auctioned on Thursday, October 5, 2017


  • Unrestored with one repaint in its original color
  • Optional Dynaflow automatic transmission
  • Factory-optional fog lights and spot light
  • Thoroughly solid example with no rust


The 1949 Buick Super was the first year of a new body design that would be used by Buick until 1953. It shared the C-Body platform with the legendary Buick Roadmaster but rode on a shorter wheelbase of 121 inches. Featuring the iconic Buick “VentiPorts,” the Super took styling cues from the Roadmaster but was offered at a lower price, making it the solid mid-range Buick of the era.

The Buick Super convertible offered here is in a fine state of preservation, never having been fully restored. It has been repainted once, approximately 40 years ago, in its original black finish and still presents outstandingly well with excellent original chrome. A new red leather interior in the correct grain and new red carpet was installed in January 2017. The car is equipped with the desirable factory-optional fog lights and spotlight, and the Dynaflow transmission has been fully rebuilt for trouble-free motoring.

In addition to being a rust-free, solid automobile, this exceptional example of Flint’s finest also offers an interesting history. It is believed to have been sold new in Virginia. Over the following 27 years, it changed hands between three owners, all of whom lived on the very same block! The residents of that neighborhood no doubt recognized the quality and elegance of this beautiful Buick.

Fully serviced with a rebuilt transmission and newer tires, this Buick Super Convertible is offered with just 51,000 miles on the odometer. Given the cleanliness of the chassis and solid nature of the car, it is believed that this is the original mileage. Included with the sale are the original owner’s guide, top instruction manual, and various registration documents through 1967. This time capsule automobile makes a fine choice for showing or touring and is ready to be enjoyed.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more