general specifications

vehicle description

Year:

  1940

 


Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this very rare 1940 Buick Super 40-51C 4 Door Convertible Phaeton.  The car came out of Arizona and is amazing clean, solid, and rust free. 
Only 1531 Super 51C's were made in 1940 making this car extremely rare.  It runs great, drives well, and has a ton of potential This car is remarkably original and complete.  Please peruse all of the photos below, especially those of the underside of the car, to get a true sense of how clean and original this Buick really is. 

As a side note, this Buick is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our cars come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Buick, just give us a call.

 

exterior color code
541 Carlsbad Black

 

 

Make:   Buick
Model:   Super 51C Convertible
Transmission:   3 Speed
Mileage:   18,112
Engine:   248ci Straight 8
VIN:   MVD162981
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette and Cadillac specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer with the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 2004 Corvettes and 1953 to 1976 Cadillacs.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette or Cadillac.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

 vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The Carlsbad Black exterior is in very presentable condition.  The paint has a smooth finish and deep shine.  There are no major blemishes in the paint that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  I have done my best to accurately and objectively photograph the car and show all of the flaws, but some are too small or cannot be picked up by the camera.  One should really view the car in person to get the best and most accurate idea of what the car really looks like.  The chrome, stainless, and other brightwork on the car is actually in good condition relative to everything else.  The convertible top is tight, but it will close and latch at the front and removable side posts.  There are some worn spots and holes in the top as one can see in the photos.  The tires have a "portawall" style whitewall and are not overly worn, but are quite dry rotted.  I have tried to take photos of the inner wheel wells and the areas most prone to rust in order to show how solid this car really is.


Interior

The red interior basically looks in person just as it does in the photos.  It is very complete, but also shows some signs of the Arizona sun and heat.  The seats are okay, with some wear in the driver's area and the right side of the rear seat.  The carpet is actually in pretty nice condition with no major rips, holes, or stains.  The door panels are in good shape.  The metal dash looks all right with no dents.  All of the gauges, radio, clock in the glovebox, and even the correct cigarette lighter are present.  The bottom side of the rear seat is more glossy than the rest of the interior as well as the convertible top boot.


Mechanical

This car appears to be in overall good mechanical condition.  The Buick straight 8 starts every time, idles very smooth, and runs great.  I have driven this car around town, on some back roads, and it did quite well for its age.  The fuel gauge, temperate gauge, oil pressure gauge, and battery gauge all work.  The exterior lights work, the turn signals work, and even the indicators in the dash work.  With all of that said it could stand some improvements all around.  The speedometer doesn't work.  The horn and wipers do not operate.  The brakes have felt ok driving around town at relatively low speeds.  The system did seem like it could use some improvement under hard breaking though.  White I have taken this car on short outings around town, I have not had the car on the highway and I would not trust it on a long road trip.  There may be other troubles with the car that I have possibly overlooked so I would suggest that any perspective buyer inspect the car in person if possible.  This car is still a ton of fun to drive, especially with top down on a beautiful day.

 


Overall
Condition

 

This is a vary rare opportunity to buy an very low production early Buick Convertible.  The original owners manual from 1940 is pictured below and still with the car.  The vehicle would be perfect for someone looking for something very special to take to the cruise in or someone looking to do a full restoration.  These Super convertibles do not come up for sale often.  This particular car is priced to sell and has a great amount of upside.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  The car gets A TON of attention going down the road.  The pictures reflect how the car really looks in person.  Classic convertibles are highly collectible and make excellent and practical cars to use and drive.  We, as always, would encourage you to take the time to view the car in person if possible.  We have nothing to hide, that is why we include so many photos.  If there is anything unclear or if you have any questions or concerns please email or call.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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