Price when new: $894
Zion Maroon over black exterior
Red mohair interior
248 CID DynaFlash inline eightcylinder engine
Threespeed manual transmission with columnmounted shifter
Coil springs at all four corners and independent front suspension
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to offer this 1939 Buick Special Series 40 Business Coupe. From 1936 to 1958, Buick's Special model range represented the marque's entry levelfullsizeautomobile.The Special underwent a full restyling for 1939, with 122inch 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. This particular car was built in Flint, Michigan (first VIN character = 1).
Under the veeshaped hood is a 248 CID DynaFlash inline eightcylinder engine linked to a threespeed manual transmission. This enginewas made from 1931 to 1953 and sold inBuickautomobiles. Like many Americanautomobilemakers, Buick adopted thestraight8engine in 1931 as a more powerful alternative to the previous inline6 engines. However, unlike most other car makers at the time, Buick had been using a valveinhead/OHVoverhead valvedesign or Ihead since its inception and continued this practice in their inline8 designs. In earlier years, the engines used castinplace bearings that were then machined, which made engine rebuilding an expensive procedure, but after 1937, they began using dropin bearings. The last year for the Buick Special's straight8 was 1953.
This example's twotone Zion Maroon over black paint is in good shape but there is a blemish on the rightside hood. The windows are in very good condition, with no cracks or hazing evident. All vehicle lights are intact and clear plus car comes with a pair of amber foglights perched on the front bumper. Those bumper are in great shape, considering their age and the car's body panels are straight. Car rolls on BFGoodrich Silvertown fourply tires, size 6.5016, surrounding factory steel wheels with Buick wheel covers.
Inside, the car's red, mohair bench seats looks great and offer the driver a commanding view of the road. The red carpet, the headliner, red metal dashboard, threespoke and red steering wheel, door panels and rear shelf are all in fine order. The gearshift lever moved to the column for 1939, a "threeonthetree" setup. There's even a clock (inoperable) on the glovebox door. Where a salesman used to store his case(s) or a doctor his medical bag now offers plenty of incar storage for suitcases, duffel bags or backpacks behind the seat, besides the trunk. The mirrors and shift lever are in good condition. This example is a radio delete model. GET OUT AND DRIVE
Examples of competition to this Buick in 1939 include Mercury's Eight Business Coupe, DeSoto's S6 Business Coupe and Packard's 120 Business Coupe.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 75,071 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear title.
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This 1939 Buick Special 2 Door Coupe was listed for sale on 10-7-17 07:40:59. The vehicle color is Zion Maroon over Black and VIN is
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Exterior: Zion Maroon over Black
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