1952 BUICK SUPER 8 CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOP - 161071Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #800 1952 BUICK SUPER 8 CUSTOM 2 DOOR HARDTOPhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161071/161071_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #800 - This car started as a very solid, rust-free "barn find" from a farm in Southern Minnesota. The car had sat in a pole building for 30 years, but was maintained and driven at least once a year. The Buick was a frame-off rotisserie restoration. Front frame stub was replaced with a new Fat Man front stub and suspension. The rear end was fitted with a Jim Meyer Racing 4-bar suspension fitted to a Currie 9" rear end running 3.70 gears. Both front and rear suspension use coilover shocks. Brake system is Wilwood's 4-piston disc brakes. Wheels are Dayton's wire stainless spokes fitted with 18" Yokohama tires. Power comes from Bill Mitchell's 572cid hardcore engine fitted to a Phoenix 4L80 transmission with a Compushift controller. Engine was dyno tested at 700hp with 715 ft/lbs of torque. Zoops front pulley system takes care of the front engine accessories. Fuel is delivered using Aeromotive's Stealth fuel system. Air conditioning is cooled by a Southern Air under dash unit. Gauges for the Buick were custom built by Classic Gauges to fit the factory openings. Interior uses the original seats and are covered using Air Craft leather and suede inserts. Car was completely Dynamatted before interior was installed to keep the heat and noise to minimum. Wiring was done using Ron Francis wiring system. Body modifications include removing the drip rails, frenching the front headlamps, hidden antenna and modified rear quarter panels with custom '54 Chevrolet tail lamps. Hood emblem was filled and trunk emblem removed. This Buick is a great running and handling car.
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