1939 Buick Century Sport Phaeton Model 61-C

  • Rare car – one of only 269 produced
  • Only 27 believed to be left in existence
  • 320 cubic inch overhead valve in line 8
  • Three speed manual transmission
  • Late 1990’s frame-off restoration
  • Double side mounted spare tires
  • Optional “streamboards”
  • Waterfall grill
  • High quality leather interior
  • Original radio and clock both work

It’s difficult to describe this car without first talking about its rarity.  Only 269 of these cars were produced in 1939 and information suggests that only 27 are believed to be left in existence.

The Phaeton received a complete frame-off restoration in the late 1990’s.  It was purchased in Arizona in 2000 and brought to Wichita, Kansas at that time.  In 2003 it made its way to Post Falls, Idaho where it has been loved and very well maintained since.  This is a stunning car that starts right up and runs and drives as good as it looks.

This actual car was featured in the hardbound 1997 book “Collector Convertibles” with a full page color photo and in the February 2009 edition of the Buick Bugler.  Original copies of both publications come with the car, along with 1939 Idaho license plates, an original 1939 owners manual, a 1939 Buick shop manual, two 1939 Buick dealer sales brochures, two framed vintage ads featuring 1939 Buicks and his and hers 1939 Phaeton sweatshirts.

Of all of the cars in our showroom, the Phaeton is the most significant because of its condition and rarity.  SOLD!

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