I was wondring if you could help identify the differences between a 1939 Buick 80C Sports Phaeton and a 1939 Buick Roadmaster 81C trunkback phaeton.
They say only 3 80C 4 door phaetons were built compared to 364 of the 81C 4 door phaetons.
There are a few of these in India and we were interested to know what are the actual differences in both. Is there a diffenece in bodystyle or engine size ?
There is a claim that two of the 80C are surviving in India. One is pictured here.
I cant see any visual differences between this car and two other phaetons that I have seen personally ? Cant seem to figure out if they are all the same
The 80C is refered to a sports phaeton www.autogalllery.org whereas the 81C is mentioned as a "trunkback phaeton"
Does anyone have pictures of a 80C to comapre with this car ?
This car is in Pune, India with a well know collector. The other claimed 80C is in Bombay with another very well know collector. There are two to three more identical 1939 Roadmaster phaetons to be seen in India.
I was wonderingig the difference had anything to do with the trunk. As you can see in this picture this car has a trunkback and so do the two others that I have mentioned.
A discussion on this car is to be seen on the link below on India's largest auto forum.
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Await some clarifications.