The yellow Buick Super 8 – 51 C from 1940, 4063 cc, 115 HP, max. speed 180 km/h
The Buick Super is a full-sized automobile produced by Buick from 1940 through the 1958 model years, with a brief hiatus from 1943 through 1945. The first generation shared the longer wheelbase with the top level Roadmaster while offering the smaller displacement engine from the Buick Special.
The Super prioritized passenger comfort over engine performance. For several years, it was called the “Buick Eight” or “Super Eight” due to the engravement on the grille while all Buick’s since 1931 were all installed with the Buick Straight-8 engine with varying engine displacement.
Super returned as a performance trim level on V8-powered LaCrosse and Lucerne sedans from 2008 until 2011.