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1947 Buick Super Eight. Series 50.Fun, iconic and with a new rblt.engine.

For sale: 1947 Buick Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
Canterbury Blue
Engine size:
Fireball Dynaflash Eight
Number of cylinders:
Three Speed Manual
Drive type:
Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Originating from Claremont. New Hampshire and having been owned by a couple for well over 35 years. I located this 1947 Buick Super in their 19th century barn. having been stored within for well over five years. three of which entailed awaiting their local machine shop to complete the Buick's 248 cubic inch Dynaflash engines complete rebuild. Having acquired and sorting it. I proceeded to assemble and complete the partial new engine install. which was initially and minimally installed by the former owners to facilitate only starting it. All new fluids were added. nbsp;electrical connections cleaned. repaired and organized. uel system flushed. its new clutch and valve train properly adjusted (. 015 hot) to name just a few items addressed. The Buick Super's engine runs smoothly and quiet. nbsp;with no unusual noises. leaks or smokes. The Buick Supers under square (torque) engine has been bored . 030 over and now displaces more than its original 248 cu/in. with a rated original horsepower of 110@3600 rpm. Receipts for all the new rebuild components accompany the car. The three speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and quietly with no issue. followed by a 4. 45 gear ratio differential which provides for a lively start from first gear. Refinished a number of decades ago. the Buick's Canterbury Blue paint is showing its age with some flaking and chipping primarily at the body seams and random areas of the sheet metal. Surface rust appears in these locations. however it has been neutralized by a good coat of Carnauba wax. The overall body. frame. suspension. floors are solid. Stainless trim is in good condition. as is all the glass with the exception of the drivers window and associated wing window which illustrates a crack. Interior upholstery and trim is very nice and in excellent condition. All the lights function as originally designed. The fuel gauge and temperature gauge are not functioning. nbsp;however a remote and more precise coolant temperature gauge is mounted to the lower right. In conclusion. the Buick Super Eight is a very respectable and nice driver quality sedan. comfortable in its ride provided by coil springs. and amply powered by its inline eight cylinder Fireball engine. Very iconic in its body design. with sweeping wide fenders. and long wheel base. it garners quite a bit of attention when on the roads. Certainly fun. Marketed and sold to a generation returning from a World War and facing cultural. technological. and economic change. Buick surprisingly sold 83. 76 series 50 cars. at an average price of $1689. 00. high. when considering the average price of a car in 1947 was $1300. 00 and a loaf of bread was $. 013. The semi luxurious model 50 provided a smooth and quiet ride . and possessed an almost indestructible and reliable inline eight cylinder engine which has legendary pulling power and torque. The 1947 Buick Super Eight will be sold as is. where is. with no warranty expressed or implied. I highly recommend personal inspection prior to sale. and will not permit so after auction end as a condition of sale. Furthermore. I reserve the right to end the auction early. given the Buick Super is for sale locally and on other sales venues. I will be happy to store the Buick for a reasonable time following auction end and provide any assistance I can regarding transportation information or references. *Bidders with a feedback score of ten (10) or less. please contact me prior to bidding. thus insuring your bid won't be cancelled. It would be appreciated. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. and kindly. not the reserve price. Thank you for the interest. best of luck. and enjoy the pictures. Best regards. Chris. 413-575-8600

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