1938 Buick 8 Special Series 40
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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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|Engine:||248 Straight 8|
1938 Buick Series 40 SpecialJust out of 20+ years of storage is a complete 1938 Buick 8 model Series 40 Special (Trunkback) 4 dr (suicide type) sedan. This car was last registered in 1971. I have the clear CT. Title, original registration documents and plates that it was registered given when registered. The odometer shows 44k original miles. Has the original Dynaflash straight 8 cyl. (248 cu. in.) engine and 3 spd manual transmission on the floor. This Buick was factory equipped with a clock and heater. Has a factory roll up window blind on the rear deck. Also has the front and rear bumper guards.
The body is very solid for it’s age, no rust through holes. The undercarriage is very clean too. The metal work is all there, but obviously will need to be re-plated. YOU get it running and enjoy it! All I did was get it out of a deep hibernation, washed it, swapped out the heater hoses (had garden hoses hooked up), and put Mystery Oil in the cylinders to begin to lubricate the engine. It has NOT been started and it needs brake work. The emergency brake does works.
I have the following new parts that will come with the car:
Ignition point set
New BatteryNew glass for the front windshields and rear deck windows with gaskets.
The interior is fairly complete, the door panels and headliner show wear and staining. The seats are covered and feel firm, I don’t want to take the old covers off and risk damaging the covers.
Has the original 16 inch rims with older tires that hold air (NOT roadworthy).
Basically you can restore it to factory specs, keep it as is, make it a hot rod, a gangster lowrider etc. The suicide doors, body styling and classy look make this a very desirable Buick.The fact that it was stored indoors for so long, the car is complete and that it comes with the documentation is a plus for any classic car. This 38 Buick is reasonably priced to sell quick, look around and see how uncommon they are and what they are selling for!
My vision was to lower the car, buy new wide whitewalls, add a front visor, add side skirts and pinstripe it. Decided to go for a drop top instead!
Again notime to work on it, so YOU get it running and enjoy it. I accept certified bank checks and cash! NO sales outside of the United States. The car is located in Connecticut. Shipping is the buyer's responsibility, but I will make myself available to assist the transporter.
See attached pics and feel free to call me with any questions at (203)667-289 nine.
On Apr-13-18 at 17:11:24 PDT, seller added the following information:
Just uploaded a picture of the Title and registrationOn Apr-14-18 at 09:22:44 PDT, seller added the following information:
I forgot to mention that the Buick is for sale locally, so I do reserve the right to remove the listing at any time. I just don't want to get anyone upset at me!
I have NOT tried to rotate or start the engine yet. I got the car last week, so I immediately drained the old motor oil (looked normal not burnt and no debris) added 4 quarts of Non detergent 30 oil and 1 quart of Mystery Oil. Removed the antifreeze, swapped those 2 garden hoses and filled her up. I removed the spark plugs (without effort no rusty threads or badly burnt plugs) and added Mystery Oil to each cylinder. I tried to turn the crankshaft, but I couldn't get very good access to it due to the radiator being approx. an inch from that front crankshaft bolt and the weird positioning due to the exterior front end of the car and my fat body. Old school guys are telling me to let it soak for a few days continuously adding Mystery Oil and PB Blaster to the cylinders and then try to turn the flywheel. This is my first time dealing with a car that has been stored so long and I don't want to ruin anything by doing it half ass. Again, YOU get it running and do what you wish!On Apr-15-18 at 16:12:41 PDT, seller added the following information:
I lowered the reserve, so you can put it towards shipping!