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51 minutes ago, 50ChevyFrank said:

 

62425914

Is the serial number given for a 1951 Special 4-door on eBay. 

I am still a little confused. 

Thanks, again!!

I had a ‘52 Super convertible. Mine was 16606586. The 1 indicates that it was built in Flint. 6 on yours denotes Atlanta. See below

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1 hour ago, 50ChevyFrank said:

 

62425914

Is the serial number given for a 1951 Special 4-door on eBay. 

I am still a little confused. 

Thanks, again!!

 

 Frank, nothing to be confused about.  MANY states , until sometime in the 60s, used the ENGINE number on the title as a serial number.  What you see, I believe, is one of those occasions.  That number , to me, translates to  6,242,591  4.  Which translates to a 1951 Special engine number.    The last digit is stamped on the engine with a space between it and digit number seven. THIS IS THE SERIES [40] in which the factory installed this engine.  Series 40  [ this 4 ] is Special.

 Beginning numbers for 1951 was 6,240,128  with the 4 as series.  

 If you could look at the car, I bet this is what you will find.

 

  Ben

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17 hours ago, retirednow said:

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The assembly plant location designated as code 4 above is incorrect — it is located in Kansas City, KANSAS. It's sad that HOMETOWN BUICK'S website and all their reproduction literature has this incorrect information for all 1950 thru 1959 Buicks.  

 

 

Al Malachowski

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

 

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