Feature Vehicle of the Month
‘42 Buick Super
The 1942 Buick Super Coupe with the front fenders sweeping “Airfloil” design from the front to the rear fenders was another major advancement built on the previous success of the Buick’s Century and Special. The bodies being wider and lower were also introduced on the convertibiles and sedanet models. The new fenders featured a parrellel chrome strip trim and the front a new lower outlined grille with thin vertical strips. Also new to these was a new interior air intake positioned near the front center grille that elimanated the old cowl-level ventilator.
There was only the 3 body styles available after discontinuing a one year only business coupe. The wheelbase was 124” with a total body length of 210”, width was 78.6” and height of 66.7”. Weighing in at 4,000 - 4,400 lbs and being powered by a 248 cu in Fireball 18 with 3 speed slider shift manual transmission. The production of domestic cars was cut short due to the war effort and was completed by February 4, 1942 with chrome being prohibited as of January 1, 1942 with most trim being painted after that.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
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