Vehicle Description

***ALL VEHICLES ARE SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE LOCATED IN OUR STANLEY, WI SHOWROOM! Words can hardly describe the thrill we feel to present this stunning 1940 Buick Limited Convertible Phaeton. This extremely rare car is one of only 250 model 81C's produced by Buick in 1940. Another example was used by Warner Brothers in the filming of Casablanca, and that car sold a few years ago at auction for $380k. While this particular Phaeton doesn't have burns in the fine leather upholstery thanks to Bogart's perpetual Lucky Strike, this one was subjected to one of the finest restorations available at the cost of nearly $400k. Since then, she has been awarded an AACA Senior First Place, a Buick Club of America Senior First Place, an AACA Top Favorite, and both CCCA's Primary and Senior First Place honors (99.75 out of 100). This is an outstanding driving car, best described by none other than Buick back in 1940: "It is a car of fine balance, steady on the road, remarkable fleet, and so smooth in acceleration that it is difficult to realize how swiftly your speed is rising unless you watch the speedometer. Such a car finds ideal expression in this trim-lined convertible model." The interior is just as beautiful as the exterior, and according to Buick "the interior of the Limited convertible phaeton is ample demonstration that roomy comfort and tasteful finish are easily combined with the racy lines of a convertible." If you possess the fine taste and means to add this to your collection, you will certainly not be disappointed. Many cars from this era are pleasing to the eye, but not many can match the pure effortlessness of driving that you will feel as you glide down the road. Reasonable offers always considered, and we can assist with financing/shipping. We sell world-wide.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1344908
  • Price:$149,000
  • Location:Stanley, Wisconsin
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Limited
  • Exterior Color:Sequoia Cream
  • Interior Color:Ox Blood Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:2968
  • Stock Number:200429
  • VIN:13635482