1939 BUICK SPECIAL 46C CONVERTIBLE COUPE

 SOLD

1939 saw another body restyle, this time with a more enclosed nose and a wider grille. The wheelbase was reduced two inches to 120 inches and the engine was new and increased in size to 248 cubic inches. The 46C Convertible Coupe is a two door, 4-seater with inward facing rear jump seats that saw a very low volume production. With a total of about 4,800 cars sold worldwide make these a very desirable vehicle. This example had a complete 10 year ground up restoration between 1984 and 1994 with every major item being rebuilt, restored or replaced with new old stock items.  In 1998 it was sold to the most recent owner who drove the car around Beverly Hills for the last 17 years. Many options are on this car that are seldom seen on ’39 Specials. These include an Original Sonomatic Push Button Radio, a deluxe Heater and a deluxe clock. Other options are Stream boards; these are little more streamlined than regular running boards. They are thinner and fit more snugly to the body, made of metal and painted to match the car colour. Running the length of the board they have two thin metal rub strips on the topside and on the leading edge another stainless moulding that is about 2 inches deep and it has the rear fender gravel guards. It also has Dual Fender Side Mount spare wheels with the complete metal tyre covers, fender-mount parking lights and turn signals, chrome exhaust turndown and front and rear bumperettes. Tyres are a nice set of American Classic Wide Whitewall Radials that really do enhance the driving experience in these earlier cars. The wheels are coloured to the car with three Red pinstripes separating the hubcap from the Stainless Beauty Rings. Powered by the aforementioned 248 cubic inch Buick Dynaflash Straight Eight engine and coupled to a 3-speed column shifter. Finished in Cowl Tag correct #538 Sequoia Cream with a Tan interior, Tan Convertible top and Tan Boot

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