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1935 Buick Special 46C Convertible Coupe - 2 owner car! Doc'd with provenance!

1935 Buick Other 46C Convertible Coupe

Condition: Used
Make: Buick
Model: Other
SubModel: 46C Convertible Coupe
Type: Convertible
Trim: Special
Year: 1935
Mileage: 88,480
VIN: 42978485
Color: Raleigh Blue
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Leather Seats, Convertible

Description for Buick Other 1935

1935 Buick Special 46C Convertible Coupe

Beautifully authentic frame-off restored '35 Special 46C Convertible Coupe! One of only 933 built! Documented two-owner car with original sales literature! Missouri car its whole life! Buick enthusiasts should not miss this one!

Buick's biggest changes came in the form of a new naming system for what were essentially carried over 1934 models. From smallest to largest, uick now had the following series names: Special, uper, entury and Limited. New for Buick in 1935 was an entry-level Special convertible coupe with grandiose styling cues, eaturing a standard tan leather interior and a rumble seat to bring along two more! Weighing 3,140 pounds and with a price of $925, he 46C convertible coupe was a rare bird, ith production totaling only 933 units for domestic sale and an additional 67 for export. Today, hey are very scarce but remain a classic in every way!

We are very excited to offer this 1935 Buick Special 46C Convertible Coupe! This car is finished in a lovely shade of Raleigh Blue (originally 415 - Bellevue Beige) with Light Blue pinstripe over correct 235 - Tan leather interior and tan convertible top with embroidered Buick insignias. This 117" wheelbase convertible coupe is equipped with its original 233ci Inline 8 with Stromberg down-draft carburetor that produces 93 horsepower; mated to the standard three-speed floor-shift sliding gear transmission and standard 4.33:1 rear end, his car is capable of 85 miles per hour! Options and features on this 46C include dual side-mount spares with hard covers, uick fog lights, uick luggage rack with Taylor Made auto trunk and four-piece luggage, ront and rear bumper guards, unctional glove box clock, ual visors, uick heater, elco radio with speaker, ual side-view mirrors, nd added turn signals! The car rides on pinstriped steel artillery wheels with Buick "B" polished hubcaps wrapped in Firestone 6.50-16 Deluxe Champion gum-dipped wide whitewall tires!

This Buick has a fantastic two-owner history that starts on April 27th, 935, hen a Mr. Graham Lacy, r. ordered a 1935 Buick Special 46C Convertible Coupe from Dill-Wood Motor Co. in St. Joseph, issouri. In addition to the car's base price of $925, r. Lacy, ho was the owner of Tootle-Lacy, local St. Joseph bank, pted for a grease gun, eat covers and tire chains, aising the price to $1138! Mr. Lacy was a successful young man and already owned a sedan; he used this Buick only on the warmest and sunniest of Northwest Missouri days and was stored in a heated garage the rest of the year. Mr. Lacy owned the car until 1990, hen he finally decided to sell it to a Buick collector in the nearby town of Cosby (14 miles away from St. Joseph and with a population of 125). This fellow enthusiast had tried to buy it for years and when he finally got his hands on it, tarted a three year, ull frame-off restoration! Upon removing the body, t was determined to be in splendid condition, testament to the car's winter storage, nd was reassembled and painted in a fresh coat of Raleigh Blue. All chrome was sent off and redone as well. The interior including rumble-seat was refinished in its original tan leather and a new convertible top was fitted on a restored frame, long with a matching tan boot cover. The interior wood grain throughout the cabin was refinished to appear as new. The original engine was disassembled and completely rebuilt, his time with a 6V alternator replacing the generator. While the radiator was sent off to be recored, he owner decided to install a second brake light, s well as turn signals and new tires. In addition, he trunk was added at this time; it is a period Taylor Made piece with full locking luggage set.

Upon completion, he second owner decided to go touring. It was not an uncommon sight at local and regional shows and cruises, articularly the AACA and VMCCA Glidden events. It is said that 20,000+ miles have been driven since the restoration and the car continues to start, un, rive, hift and stop like new. The car also racked up a number of trophies at shows; many were regional but the car also received the elusive VMCCA Gold Award of Excellence, hich according to the VMCCA requires judging in the 95-100 point range highlighting "appearance, erformance and preservation, ith emphasis on authenticity."

Today, e are sure that the next owner of this magnificent Buick will find as much joy as the two previous owners. There were only 933 46Cs built for 1935 and only 15 are known to exist, er the registry. Included with the car is all original sales paperwork including sales order, nvoice, itle application, egistration, riginal title with original envelope from the Secretary of State in Jefferson City, riginal owner's manual, riginal shop manual, ervice policy, ire and battery warranties and inspection reports, nd receipts of registrations, ees, axes and insurance. Also included with the car is a never-used leather key fob of Mr. Lacy's, Buick hat, ne ton jack and tool, oot cover bag, oof frame rail bag, nd a pair of 1935 Missouri license plates. The car is in extraordinary condition from front to back, oth mechanically and cosmetically. Considering the age, uthenticity, ocumented two-owner provenance and rarity, his 46C is ready for any show or touring event. What makes it even cooler is the fact that this car, ince it was specially ordered when new, as never been available for public sale. The odometer shows 88,480 original miles and is titled off its engine number. We would invite any interested parties to call with additional questions! Thanks for looking!


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  • Price: $79,900
  • VIN: 42978485
  • Cylinders: Inline 8
  • Title: Clear / MO
  • Exterior Color: Medium Blue
  • Carfax:
  • Engine: 233ci
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
  • Mileage: 88,480
  • Interior Color: Tan Leather
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