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  1. If the car is truly a 1949, then sounds like someone removed the 1949 frame serial number plate and data plate and replaced it with a 1946 frame serial number plate. There are lots of reasons a person might do this and the plates are easily removed. Buick always used a frame serial number plate (called a VIN in later years). Some years the was actually attached to the frame and other years it was attached to the cowl, firewall, or door jamb area. The style of the plate varied over the years. Also, an X after the Fisher body style number denotes some sort of hydraulic power accessory not an export car. For 1949 this would be hydraulic window lifts/seat/top. An X after the Buick model number would denote an export model (see the attached model chart from the 1928-1954 Buick Master Chassis Parts Book).
  2. 14517325 = frame serial number 1 = built at Flint, MI 4517325 = sequential number, range for 1946 was 4,364,445 to 4,524,130 Buick was known to use an I for a 1 and a b for a 6. Perhaps it is a 1946 but wasn't imported until 1949? It wasn't unusual for the importing country to use the year of import as the year of the car. If you find the body plate mentioned above it will have the model year listed on it. The plate will look like the one in the attached photo. As you can see from the photo, in 1946 the serial number plate was attached with screws, so it would be easy to swap with another.
  3. 1430882x = car serial number (the number you posted is short one digit) 1 = built at Flint, MI 430882x = sequential number, range for 1942 was 4,257,442 to 4,364,444 (this portion should be 7 digits long) 45101395 = engine serial number 4510139 = sequential number, range for 1942 was 4,457,941 to 4,556,599 5 = Series 5/Super (1942 was the first year for the series digit to be at the end of the engine number. Yes, I know, Buick pulled a fast one.) So looks like 1942 numbers to me. I've posted some pictures of the engine numbers from two 1942 Specials showing the series digit at the end of the engine number.
  4. 70746784 7074678 = sequential number, starting at 6950620 for 1953 (last year for straight 😎 4 = Series 40/Special (starting in 1942 Buick put the series digit at the end of the serial number)
  5. Yes, it's an engine serial number, which was used as the VIN by many states back in the day. Looks like a previous owner didn't know it was the engine serial number and stamped it on a tag. Not the first time I've seen someone do that because they were unaware it was the engine serial number. Also possible that they swapped engines and discovered that the old engine serial number was used as the VIN only after they made the swap and then made a tag to match the title. It would be good to check the engine serial number of the engine currently in the car. 43526823 4 = Series 40/Special 3526823 = sequential number, range for 1938 was 3,396,937 to 3,572,651
  6. 54229445 = engine serial number 5 = Series 50/Super 4229445 = sequential number, range for 1941 was 4,074,859 to 4,457,940 Fisher body style number = 4519 4 = Buick 5 = Series 50/Super 19 = 4-door touring sedan, 6-passenger BODY No C 2205 C = built at Fremont, CA 2205 = 2205th 4519 built at Fremont
  7. Here is some 1941 paint code info from the "Buick for 1941: Prices, Colors, Terms, Equipment, Accessories" booklet revised January 23,1941.
  8. ST 76 4AJ29 G 035640 BDY TR 97N A51 36L 36U PNT 12C 80045 76 = 1976 model year 4AJ29 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick (division) A = A-body platform J = Regal 29 = 4-door colonnade sedan G = body built at Framingham, MA 035640 = sequential body number, no relation to VIN Trim 97N = Firethorn Vinyl (Oxen and Madrid grain) A51 = seat option code = Strato bucket seats 36L 36U = solid Boston Red Metallic 12C = build date = third week (C) of December (12) 1975 80045 = broadcast/sequence number, also found on buildsheet
  9. There were three colors available: black, white, and tan depending on the model. The Buick sales code was shown on the order form but the service code was stamped on the trim line of the cowl tag:
  10. I've only seen the year on 1913 and 1914 plates.
  11. Fisher body tag decode: BODY BY FISHER ST 79 4BR35 X 263615 BDY TR 62J AM6 54L 54U PNT 06E 230723 4BR35 4 = Buick B = B-body platform (C-body platform was used for the Electra) R = Estate Wagon (series) 35 = 4-door station wagon X = Fairfax, KS 263615 = body number Trim 62J = Dark Camel Tan Cloth and Vinyl AM6 = seat option code = SEAT ASM, FRT SPLIT W/CTR ARM REST (60-40) Paint code 54L54U = solid Light Yellow 06E = build date = June (06) 1979, fifth week (E) 230723 = batch or broadcast number, also found on buildsheet Buick VIN decode: 4R35K9X163358 4 = Buick R = Estate Wagon (series) 35 = 4-door station wagon K = 403 V8 by Oldsmobile (L80) 9 = 1979 X = Fairfax, KS 163358 = sequential number, range for Fairfax in 1979 was 100,001 to 164,120
  12. 4H1029100 4 = Series 4400/LeSabre H = 1961 1 = built at Flint MI 029100 = sequential number, range for Flint in 1961 was 001001 to 076526 for fullsize cars 12B STYLE 61-4439 BODY FB 5591 TRIM 431 K PAINT NR1 ACC. B I7 12B = build date code = December (12) 1960, second week (B) STYLE 4439 4 = Buick 4 = LeSabre 39 = 4-door hardtop sedan FB = built at Flint MI 5591 = 5591st 4439 built at Flint Trim 431 = Fawn Cloth and Vinyl, available on styles 4411, 4437, 4439, 4469 Paint code NR1 = two-tone, Phoenix Beige (R) roof and Cordovan Metallic (N) remainder Accessory option codes B = Heater and defroster I7 = Easy Eye tinted windshield K = there is no listing for just K only K6 for the LeSabre which is custom padded seat cushions and this is why this option code is listed with the trim code
  13. 3466703727 3 = 1963 model year 4 = Buick 6 = Series 4600 (Wildcat/Invicta) 67 = 2-door convertible 03727 = sequential number, starting at 00001 for Oshawa ON STYLE 4667 TOP 10 BODY NO. 403801 PAINT V TRIM 689 B.S.O U63 A31 A46 B76 Style 4667 4 = Buick 6 = Series 4600 (Wildcat) 67 = 2-door convertible TOP 10 = Convertible top, White BODY NO. 403801 4 = Buick 03801 = sequential number Paint code V = solid Ember Red Trim 689 = Black Vinyl with Bucket-Type Front Seats Body Specific Options (B.S.O.) U63 = Sonomatic Radio With Manual Antenna A31 = Power Windows A46 = Power Seat - 4 Way Tilt Adjuster - bucket seats only B76 = Instrument Panel Lower Safety Pad
  14. 14703750 = frame serial number 1 = built at Flint MI 4703750 = sequential number, range was 4,524,131 to 4,801,264 for 1947 1947 MOD. 56-S STYLE No 47-4507 BODY No G 20749 TRIM No 52 PAINT No 6 K MOD. 56-S = 2-door sedanet, 6-passenger STYLE No 47-4507 4507 = Fisher body style number 4 = Buick 5 = Series 50/Super 07 = 2-door sedanet BODY No G 20749 G = built at Flint, MI 20749 = 20,749th 4507 built at Flint MI TRIM No 52 = Broadcloth-Grey (Striped), available on models 51, 56S PAINT No 6 = solid Brunswick Green Metallic Accessory option codes K = Rear wheel shields