1938 Buick 8 Special Series 40

Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Series 40
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Special
  • Year: 1938
  • Mileage: 44,000
  • VIN: 13318823
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 248 Straight 8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1938 Buick Series 40 Special

Just 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 Cap

Ignition condenser

Ignition point set

Distributor rotor

Ignition coil

Ignition wires

Spark plugs

New Battery

New glass for the front windshields and rear deck windows with gaskets.

Service manuals.

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 registration

On 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!