1938 buick special inherited from dad in Buick - General Posted March 26, 2005 yeah i figured those spare-tire-holding-fenders its got on either side were probably something special. i dont think all buick specials of that year had them (at least from what i can see in photos ive found online). i think the covers might be in thr trunk, but i havent been able to open it! the key goes into the lock on the trunk but it wont turn. i havent forced it, ive been careful opening the doors and such, i dont want to break anything. maybe the lock needs a little wd-40 and itll break loose.i figured the starting problem would be one of those things. the first thing that popped into my head when my mom said that was "probably the carb mixtures are messed up" believe me i know how these things are simple, just HOW simple ill finf out when i open the hood. (the handles moved, but i couldnt open it, i was pulling out, i have since seen pictures of the hoods open, they go straight up, now i now what to do).hey i was wondering what does the horn sound like? is it one of those "AAAOOGA" ones? thatd be hilariousoh and about chopping/modifying, NO FRIGGIN WAY. i wouldnt even think of it. i see some of these just online and on ebay, all updated with todays technology, and they have a big v8 or something in it, come on, the only original thing on it is the body! plus ill bet these old straight 8s sound pretty cool.