“Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Buick”
Don’t miss out on this one. One of the finest you’ll find. It’s just beautiful, classy and so pleasing to the eyes. A true Buick masterpiece.
Complete restoration that included full repaint in mid 90’s. Restoration included new wiring harness.
1940 Buick Super Coupe includes:
- Full rear seat
- Deluxe factory Buick hub caps with trim rings
- Front and rear bumper-guards
- Dual side mirrors
- Split windshield with wipers
- Sealed beam headlights – first year
- Front and rear directional signals – first year
Engine and Drive-train
- 248 cu in inline straight 8 engine with Stromberg carburetion
- 107 horse power Fireball straight 8
- 3 speed column-mount transmission
- Standard 3.9:1 rear end
- Recent rebuild of Stromberg carburetor
All fluids (engine, transmission, differential, brakes, etc.) have just been inspected, serviced with new gaskets and fluids.
- Machined gauge panel with 6 gauges
- All Burl wood including dashboard and doors
- Original Mohair interior
- Wool carpeting
- Heater/defroster with exhaust turndown
- Electric glove box clock (Not working)
- AM Radio (Not working)
This car drives awesome! What a great ride and tons of torque from the Fireball Inline 8 cylinder. Drive it to your car club meetings or to the car shows and bring home the trophies. Sunday drives are always fun and filled with thumbs ups from everyone.
When introduced in 1940 the new Series 50 Super featured the cutting-edge “torpedo” C-body. The new C-body that the 1940 Buick Super shared with the Series 70 Roadmaster, the Cadillac Series 62, the Oldsmobile Series 90, and the Pontiac Torpedo featured shoulder and hip room that was over 5″ wider, the elimination of running boards and exterior styling that was streamlined and 2-3″ lower. When combined with a column mounted shift lever the cars offered true six passenger comfort, changes that had clearly been influenced by the Cadillac Sixty Special.
The basic formula for the 1940 to 1952 Super was established by mating the Roadmaster’s longer behind the engine cowl body to the Series 40 Special‘s smaller straight-eight engine (and consequently shorter engine compartment). This led to an economical combination of voluminous passenger room and relatively good fuel economy. (In contrast the Series 60 Century combined the smaller Special body with the larger Roadmaster engine.)
The new Super temporarily shared its 121.0 in (3,073 mm) wheelbase dimension with the 40 Special. Initially four body styles were offered: a 2-door coupe, a 2-door convertible, a 4-door sedan and a 4-door convertible. In the middle of the model year a 4-door Estate wagon was added which was exclusive to the Super. Interiors of Bedford cloth (either tan or gray) were offered. The engine was the same 248 cu in (4.1 L) 107 hp Fireball I8 as used on the Special which was equipped with an oil filter. The Super was equipped with sealed beam headlights and with Fore-N-Aft Flash-Way directionals.