Since 1930 Buick's lineup was entirely "valve-in-head" straight-eight powered, and Buick was quick to adopt the design and styling trends coming from Harley Earl's Art & Colour Department. 1941 brought new bodies for Buick's Series 40 Special line including the first appearance of Buick's two-way opening hood and the dramatic new Sedanette with its fastback roof, a distinctive new silhouette which more than any other car of the early Forties demonstrated just how far automobile design and technology had evolved during the Thirties. With power from the 248 cubic inch Fireball Eight, this Sedanette is equipped with Buick's optional "Compound Carburetion," an early appearance of multiple carburetors on high volume production cars. Using a progressive linkage, Compound Carburetion brought maximum power to 125hp at 3,800 rpm, the same as offered on the more luxurious Series 50 Super, yet still had excellent fuel consumption at part throttle. This example has been restored to very attractive condition and in addition to Compound Carburetion, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewall tires and a radio. The paint is good, the chrome has been done as needed and the grey herringbone cloth is sound and attractive. This is a highly usable car, capable of motoring with modern traffic. Its distinctive silhouette marks it as something special.
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