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1940 Buick Century Convertible Phaeton, Series 61C, 1 of 203, Extensive Service

1940 Buick Century Convertible Phaeton

Condition: Used
Make: Buick
Model: Century
SubModel: Convertible Phaeton
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible Phaeton
Year: 1940
Mileage: 3,962
VIN: 13684116
Color: Green
Engine: Inline 8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3-speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Buick Century 1940

Serial Number: 13684116Engine number: 63859107Series 61C
Moores Green with Red Leather, Century Convertible Phaeton4-door, 1 of 203 Built in 1940, 3-speed Manual, Very Good Condition, Extensive Recent Service Work, Older Restoration, Runs and Drives Well, Mechanically Sorted, Fender Skirts, Bumper Overriders, Car Cover, Correct Jack and Wheel Chock.
Fox Motorsports purchased this 1940 Buick Century 61C Convertible Phaeton from a local collector in 2011. It has been under our care since, always in climate-controlled storage (and on a battery tender) when not in use. The previous owner purchased the Buick in Wisconsin in 1985. It was disassembled but painted and complete. It is said to be a Wisconsin car from new, confirmed by period riveted key ring noting: Racine Buick Co., R. R. Birdsall, Pres., 915 Washington Ave., Racine, WI. Once completed, the previous owner drove the Buick on nice days and displayed it at car shows in Michigan.
This Buick is in excellent condition, especially given its age. The motor was professionally rebuilt in 2004. The 3-speed manual transmission was rebuilt around the same time. It shifts smoothly and was just inspected and serviced, including resealing the torque ball and rear differential. A recent full fluid and brake service included rebuilding the fuel pump and brake cylinders along with a new brake master cylinder plus fresh wheel seals and bearings. The dash clock was also cleaned and lubricated, and is in full working order. The tires were updated to modern ‘vintage’ Firestone rubber by the previous owner. Around the same time, the exhaust was upgraded to stainless steel, the radiator was re-cored, and the generator was rebuilt.
The car is cosmetically in very good condition and has undergone a recent, thorough paint detail. The interior was reupholstered in red leather in 1998, along with matching red carpet. The black convertible top is in excellent condition and was also replaced in 1998. The original steering wheel rim has been recast and is crack free. The interior “woodgrain” was hand painted by a local specialist. The car was painted by the Wisconsin owner in 1981 and is showing typical patina but continues to show well despite some blemishes. The chrome and polished stainless trim are in good condition, with only minor pitting. The door sill plates are newer reproduction parts, as are the running boards.
The canvas boot cover along with the correct jack, wheel chock, fender skirts, and front bumper overriders are all included, along with a car cover and stainless door trim (see photos).

Fox Motorsports manages automobile collections and is a registered dealer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We specialize in the ongoing care, service, and restoration of fine automobiles of all eras, makes, and models. We cater to an exclusive collector based clientele and occasionally find ourselves in a position where a car is made available for sale. Please contact us for more information on this vehicle. +1 (616) 774-2640 / info@foxmotorsports.com