Buick Super Estate Wagon
While Buick’s postwar lineup was still based upon its prewar designs, the mildly revised 1946–1948 models garnered very strong public favor nonetheless. With the proven overhead valve Dynaflash eight, fully coil-sprung suspensions, and Harley Earl-supervised styling with fade-away front fenders, broad grilles, and remarkably restrained bright-trim accents, these cars remain collector staples today. During that era, the Series 50 Super Estate Wagon, with handsome woodie bodywork by Michigan’s Ionia Manufacturing Company, topped Buick’s mid-tier offerings with a factory price of nearly $2,600. Just 2,036 of them, including five for export, were produced for 1947.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
110 bhp, 248 cu. in. OHV Dynaflash inline eight-cylinder engine, single two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension and live rear axle with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 124"
Source: RM Auctions
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