1938 Buick Special Model 41
This beautiful 1938 Buick Special Model 41 Trunk Back sedan began its life one day in July 1938 in the Flint Michigan Assembly Plant. A Hershey Jr. and Sr. winner adds to this car’s significance. In addition, the car is pictured on the cover of Torque Tube II Magazine (Volume 13, Number 1, January/February 2020) and is featured in an article in Torque Tube II, Volume 13, Number 4 issue July/August 2020).
Most modern collectors prefer the 38’s over earlier models. New for 1938 was an X frame increasing strength, larger shocks, coil springs on all 4 corners, turbulator pistons (increasing the horsepower to 107, up from 100 in 1937). This was the last year of the floor mounted shifter.
A fun fact about the 1938 Buick Special paint colors is that they were named after famous artists. Whistler Gray, Van Gogh Green, Botticelli Blue Metallic, Gainsborough Blue, Titan Maroon, Van Dyck Brown Metallic, Raphael Green Metallic, Homer Gray Metallic.
Painted in gorgeous Whistler Grey (code 520), the car gives off tones of green, tan and grey as the lighting changes. Accented with a flawless interior is done in Tan Bedford Cord (code 400) seat covers and Broadcloth door panels. A special option is the Front Bumper Badge mount.
Powered by a 248 cubic inch Straight Eight engine producing 107 basic horsepower and a 3-speed floor mounted shifter.
Interior equipment includes a master heater/defroster, driver, and passenger ash trays, (radio, clock, cigar lighter currently not working but correctable). The current owner has added a turn signal and a manual choke. Car cover, miscellaneous parts, owner’s manual, shop manuals and documentation are all included.
Historically, the car spent most of its 84 years in the state of New York. The current owner purchased the car in August 2018. The original owners had the car for nearly 40 years and used it sparingly on their farm, never using it in winter. A grandson remembers that the car was used to haul hay into the barn by attaching a rope to the rear bumper to raise the fork load of hay into the mow.
When the car was sold by the original owners in 1976 the odometer was reading 19,000 miles. The second owner kept the car until 2015. When the engine was overhauled in the 1980’s the odometer was reset to 000. Since than less than 4,000 miles have been driven. The actual mileage is believed to be less than 30,000.
Price $35,000 or reasonable offer – Price is reflective of excellent restoration, its award-winning history, and its outstanding condition.
Call today if you are interested ! 717-392-0599 Ext 3.
Engine: 248cu Straight Eight / 107HP
Exterior: Whistler Grey
Interior: Tan Bedford Cloth