The three-shield logo which is the instantly recognizable Buick emblem has been used for well over a century. Buick has been in the automobile industry since 1899 when it was founded as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. Buick was the company that established General Motors and had then become the luxury option of GM. In 1936 Buick introduced the Buick Special, a full-size car. The Buc Special continued intermittently until 1996 in various forms. Up for grabs is a truly classic car, a 1939 Buick Special Series 40 Sport Coupe model with an elegant restomod and just 37,000 miles on the clock.
The front of this 1939 Buick Special Series 40 Sport Coupe model features a very distinctive grille design with standalone lights. The hood bulges in between the headlights and splits the grille in two. A chrome front bumper is visible. The sides of the car feature a chrome pinstripe insert that extends to the rear quarter panel and has the “SPECIAL” lettering engraved in red. The new running boards are finished in chrome with black rubber for the tread surfaces. Compared to the front, the rear is a minimalistic affair, with a chrome bumper and a small “Buick Eight” badge on the trunk lid. The seller reports that the car has been repainted with its original green color. The car sits regally on a set of chrome full wheel covers surmounted by a wide whitewall tire. The interior features a tan and wood finish on the dash. New rubber floor mats are in place, along with a modern AM/FM radio which is hidden under the driver's seat, with the original radio still in place. Electric windshield wipers have been added. The seller reports that the original fold-down jump seats are still in place, with lap seatbelts for the front seats.
Originally the heart of this 1939 Buick Special Series 40 Sport Coupe model could either be a 3.8L or a 4.1L I8 engine. The restomod has entailed this car to a Chevy Small-Block 350 V8 engine, mated to a Chevy automatic transmission. Other upgrades include a Griffin radiator, electric fans, a new high-volume water pump, an electric fuel pump, and a new 12v electrical system with electronic ignition. Stopping power has been enhanced with a Ford 350 rear-end with disc brakes.
1939 MY Buick Sport Coupe Restomod Repaint in original Green color Chevy automatic transmission Chevy small block 350 engine Griffin radiator Electric fans Curb scrapers Wide whitewalls Ford 350 rear end with disc brakes New high volume water pump reported New electric fuel pump reported New 12 volt electrical system reported Electronic ignition New rubber floor mats New rubber running boards Hidden AM/FM radio under drivers seat Original radio still in dashboard Electric windshield wipers Original manual included Original fold-down jump seats Lap seatbelts in front seats
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