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1940 & 1941 Buick Brunn Bodied Coachwork

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Nordberg of Sweden built many Buicks during the Coachbuilt Era,

and here are a few more examples from Special Interest Autos'

early years; SIA #9, Jan-Mar, 1972...

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This '33 Victoria Cabriolet is quite different from Buick's American offerings.

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A lovely 1934 Cabriolet makes fine use of that year's flowing lines.

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12 of these stunning Cabrios were constructed for 1938, six each of sedans and coupes.

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The unique sliding doors exhibited on the '38 Cabrio coupe made opening

them in tight spaces much easier.

Modern photos of the '38 can be found at Coachbuild.com

TG

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Hello To All.

It has been awhile since my last post. I have recently come across some better quality photos of the 1941 Buick Limited Brunn Bodied Brougham on the Internet.

Photos are below.

Who else has owned the 1941 Buick Limited Brunn Town Car and who owns it now?

"Have you seen the 1941 Buick Limited Brunn Town Car ?"

Dave

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1938 Buick Special 4 door sidemounted touring sedan

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Is this a custom-bodied Buick? Photo was taken in 1939, but it is not the Buick I normally associate with the Queen of England.

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I have seen the 41 Buick Brunn Bodied car with the landau irons. I also know where it is. I will speak to the present owner when I have time to contact him.

Joe, BCA 33493

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If it is on Long Island, we would love to see it find its way to Danvers for the National Meet.

John

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A 1941 Brunn bodied Buick that looks exactly like the one posted above is in a private collection on Long Island. Discussions are ongoing about bringing this car to the Buick National at Danvers.

Joe, BCA 33493

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XP-300:

What is the color of the 1941 Brunn Bodied Buick with the landau irons in the three photos above? It appears in the photos to be black or dark green.

Thanks.

Joe, BCA 33493

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I have the data from the data plate on the passenger side firewall of the 1941 Brunn bodied Buick on Long Island. If someone can help us determine anything about this car from this data we sure would appreciate it.

SERIAL # 14017278

STYLE # 41-4933

BODY # 11

TRIM # 908

PAINT # 560

Joe, BCA 33493

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The data plate on the firewall of the 41 Buick Brunn Bodied Limo does not show a Model #.

How can I get Dave Corbin to take a look at these posts?

Joe

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Joe,

I had already e-mailed Dave directly. I assume he is traveling somewhere and should be back within a few days. Is there a space on the tag for Model Number? That might be a clue.

John

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Joe,

The style number 414933 means it is a model 90L or at least based on one.

Body number 11 means it is the 11th 90L body produced for 1941 out of how many I'd have to look up.

Trim 908 is tan Bedford cord

Paint 560 is carlsbad black there was an optional Dante red wheel but the data plate doesn't tell us one way or another on that.

If it is like 1938 then the serial number tellmus it was flint produced (because it starts with 1) and then the rest is the actual serial number and Dave Corbin will have to tell you when that falls in terms of production date.

Hope that helps.

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Buick made nearly 3,000 series 90 cars for 1941 of which 605 were 90L models. I guess the Brunn cars came off the line early in the run to give time to build the custom bodies. The first Flint serial number of the 1941 run was 13880012. I am not sure what to deduce from that in regard to number quoted above. Info from The Standard Catalog.

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Well thank you all for this information. Offhand, I do not know the difference between a 90L and a 91L. I assume that one is 6 passenger and one is configured for 8 passengers. Does anybody know the difference?

thanks.

Joe, BCA 33493

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Well thank you all for this information. Offhand, I do not know the difference between a 90L and a 91L. I assume that one is 6 passenger and one is configured for 8 passengers. Does anybody know the difference?

thanks.

Joe, BCA 33493

Correct the 90 and 90L were 8 passenger and the 91 and 91F were 6 passenger.

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Let me see if I can add to Brians's observations, all of which are correct.

Buick made the 11th 90L right at the end of October 1940, and by the end of the month had produced a total of 14, of which 2 were LHD export cars. There was 1 RHD cowl job for export in November and 1 domestic cowl job in September, 1 in December and 1 in Jan.1941. This accounts for all the 900 series Buicks produced in 1941 (3 domestic + 1 export).

What we can't be absolutely sure of is when body 11 was produced, because things could get out of sequence especially at Flint for reasons we no longer know.

The frame number given would appear to be a Jan. 1941 week 2 frame number, but because things were also occasionally out of sequence, today we can't be exactly sure. If we had the engine number, I might be able to pin things down a little tighter.

I hope this helps.

Regards, Dave Corbin

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Thanks to all for supplying all the data. We will try to get the engine number and post it here. I think at this point that there are least two 1941 Brunn bodied Buicks with fixed Landau Irons; this one and the gray colored one in the Buick literature.

Joe, BCA 33493

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Joe,

I, and others, are still holding out hope that you can convince the owner to bring it to Danvers. It is a car very few have ever seen since its creation. There are photos that indicate tee cars weer shown in public before, but it seems not in the last 20 or more years.

John

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The 41 Brunn Bodied Buick on Long Island is painted dark green, however, the firewall is black in conformance with the Buick color code on the firewall tag. So this car is not the one in the post by xp-300. The engine number is

14162913. IF someone can alert Dave Corbin, perhaps he can fill us in on what this number signifies.

Thanks to all who responded.

Joe

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Dear Joe:

I think the first digit of the engine number is probably a 9 for a 90 series car, not a 1. The balance of the number 4,162,913 is an engine built in Nov. 1940 around week 2. This clearly is the original engine and matches well with the body #11 at the end of Nov. 1940. It would appear that the frame number (which is assigned at the very first step of Buick's paperwork) was assigned in a large group of frame numbers assigned to 90 series cars and then built right away, ahead of where you would expect if things were done normally. It's also something that someone with "PULL" could get done. (Like Brunn? Someone else like the Buick Marketing guys?) Could happen!!! Not common, but an interesting pointer to credibility of story!!

Regards, Dave Corbin

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I have a 41 Limited, and have always liked the 41 that Brunn proposed with the SWEEP SPEAR, so I this past fall took the photo, enlarged it, made a graft of such, then made a full size pattern. I have it cut out of aluminum sheet, and plan on installing it soon. My limited has been modified, I'm sorry, I beat to a different drum, and do arty things, so hate me if you wish, but such doesn't make me any less of a Buick lover. Born in a dealership in 1937, so no spring chicken. Have owned several Buick's including a new 54 Skylark. Powder Blue, Red inter fender panels.

I have never heard of a Brunn sweep spear car being made, so thought if fun to see how it would look. Having fun, FUN IS GOOD!

Dale in Indy

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Dale,

good for you. Would love to see some pics when it is done.

John

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