Buick Series 50 Super Convertible (1941)
A Great Car With A Great Story This rare 1941 Buick Super 8 Convertible is a one-owner Montecito, CA car that is almost completely original and drives like it has 30,000 miles. The car has a wonderful history that is depicted in Vincent Michael Manocchi's article about its owner, Peggy McManus Houghtaling, entitled, "Peggy and the Benevelont Miss Amy (duPont)." After Peggy's death in 2005, Montecito resident, collector, dealer, Charles Crail, tried to buy her Buick from her estate. However, her heirs decided to donate it to the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles where it remained tucked away in the basement and never displayed to the public. In the summer of 2013, the museum sold off a number of cars at auction. It was here that Crail was finally able to purchase Peggy's beloved Buick and bring it home to Montecito where it still remains today. Peggy was a longtime member of the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Resort. As soon as Charles got the Buick home, we brought it down to her old stomping grounds to photograph it where it had been seen for decades. Go to our website (www.charlescrail.com) to read Manocchi's fascinating article.
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- Mileage: 31,332
- Year: 1941
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Convertible
- First registered: 1941