1940 Buick Special
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Strong Running In-line Straight 8 Cylinder Engine
248 Cubic Inch
Displacement Bore & Stroke 3 3/32 & 4 1/8 Inches
6.1 To 1 Compression Ratio
3-speed Manual Transmission That Shifts Smoothly With three On The Tree, And finger-flick Shifting
sparkling With Brilliant Beauty And Swift In Action As It Is In Line, A Brand New Buick Makes Its Bow Before The American Motoring Public
From 1936 To 1958, Buicks Special Model Range Represented The Marques Entry Level Full-size Automobile.
The Special Underwent A Full Restyling For 1939, With 122-inch Wheelbase, A More Enclosed Nose And A Wider Grille As The Headlights Continued Their Migration From Either Side Of The Hood To The Tops Of The Front Fenders.
The Instrument Panel - With Its Special Two-toned Silver Like Finish, Is A Thing Of Surpassing Beauty.
Dials Are Mounted Under Convex Glass, And Are Handsomely Decorated In Bronze And Ivory.
Powered By Micropoised Dynaflash Valve-in-head Straight-eight Engine, Driven Through The Buick Torque-tube Drive, And Equipped With The Famous full Float Buicoil Springing.
This Engine Was Made From 1931 to 1953 And Sold In Buick Automobiles.
Like Many American Automobile Makers, Buick Adopted The Straight-8 Engine In 1931 As A More Powerful Alternative To The Previous Inline-6 Engines.
However, Unlike Most Other Car Makers At The Time, Buick Had Been Using A Valve-in-head/ohv Overhead Valve Design Or I-head Since Its Inception And Continued This Practice In Their Inline-8 Designs.
In Earlier Years, The Engines Used Cast-in-place Bearings That Were Then Machined, Which Made Engine Rebuilding An Expensive Procedure, But After 1937, They Began Using Drop-in Bearings.
The Last Year For The Buick Specials Straight-8 Was 1953.
Finished In Stunning Black, With Bedford Cord Mohair Interior, This Magnificent Example Is A Fully Documented Ca (2) Owner Estate Classic, And Has Traveled Only 68,000 Miles From New.
It Has Been Meticulously Maintained To The Highest Standards.
It Is Largely Original Throughout, (except For Minor Touch Up).
It Comes Highly Optioned With:
Turn Signal Indicators Conveniently Located On Same Side As Shift Lever
Rear Buick Eight Flashing Lamp (signals Cars Approaching From Rear)
Banjo Type Steering Wheel
Full Complement Of Instrumentation Oil Pressure Engine Temperature Battery Charging Gasoline
Factory Sonomatic Radio Delux
Push Button Selection
Centrally Mounted Antenna
Heating/defrost System Clock (inop)
Original Owners Manual
Original Shop Manual
All Original Tan Bedford Cord Interior
tiptoe Hydraulic Braking System
Runs Whisper Soft buick
Chrome Scripted Wheel Covers
Chrome Wheel Beauty Rings
Front & Rear Coil Springs
Wide Whitewall Tyres 6.50 X 16
Weight 3,540 Lbs
Length 204 Inches
Width 73.5 Inches
Wheelbase 121 Inches
Original Trunk Compartment
Original Factory Tool Set
Exterior Windshield Sunshade
Original Dealer Sales Brochure
This Extremely Rare Original Coupe Is In Excellent Overall Condition
It Runs whisper Soft At Highway Speeds And Is An Absolute Joy To Drive
It Garners All The oohs & Aahs Anytime Out...
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Classic Car ID100942619
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