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1940 Buick 2-door $13,995 NICE ONE


Fred Zwicker
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I am selling my outstanding 1940 Buick Special Model 40 two-door club sedan. This fine car has very nice black paint and a gray cloth interior. Powered by the 246 cubic-inch, inline overhead-valve straight eight with 3-speed manual transmission, this car is fitted with wide white wall tires, trim rings, optional fender skirts and fog lamps. It has nice chrome and is a very nice car that looks and drives great. The straight ohv 8 runs as smooth as silk.

My car is currently located in Canton, Ohio at the Motorcar Portfolio and can be seen Monday - Saturday 9AM to 5PM. Asking $13,995, and well worth the price, but I have a little room for negotiation. I have many cars in my collection and am running out of space, currently concentrating on convertibles. Call 800-653-8900 or 330-453-8900 and ask for Bob Lichty, or view on line at the following link:

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Per current Krause Publications "2013 Collector Car Guide" - 1940 Buick Series 40, 8 cyl. 2 door sedan:

#1 $31,400

#2 $21,980

#3 $14,130

This is a very nice car with excellent paint and chrome, a straight and nice solid body with no rust and presents itself well. You will look a long time to find anything nicer in this price range, as 1940 Buicks two doors are not easy to find in such condition. Car can be seen at Motorcar Portfolio in Canton, Ohio Mon - Sat.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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'40 Buick two doors are hard to find in ANY condition, much less one this nice and solid. Like them skirts too, they give it a gangsta style.... wonder how many bodies you could stuff in that trunk.

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Lamar I agree. These are my favorite pre war Buicks, and it's a big list of candidates. I can specifically say why. The 1940's are my favorite front clip but the Specials and Century 2 doors ( Special and Century 2 doors only, not four doors) in '40 have that massive rear side window for the back seat passengers for touring. This is made possible by the "thin" B pillar and extending the glass further back into the sail panel or C pillar. This is unlike the new for 1940 Supers and Roadmasters which went to a thicker c pillar and slanted B pillar in their 4 door only offerings, and even the 4 door Specials and Centuries don't have this massive "vista" side glass. Look at the one side shot of the car above and you will see what I mean. This would be an excellent tour car for a member with kids, because often kids are marginalized in vehicles on tours where as in this car they have the best seat in the car.

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Nice car.

How did the center of the speedometer get like that?

I don't know, but it looks as if old age did it - looks like the paint has flaked off, as there is a small chunk near bottom. I never noticed this before. The car is 73 years old, so imagine that paint might flake off after so many years - that must be what's wrong with my hair - it keeps flaking off, especially in the top center of my head!

Fritz

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I have many cars in my collection and am running out of space, currently concentrating on convertibles.

The copper Pontiac wagon isn't a convertible ;)

That is the car I drool over.

This car seems very reasonably priced for the condition that it is in. Good luck Fred.

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The copper Pontiac wagon isn't a convertible ;)

That is the car I drool over

Which Pontiac Wagon, Mike ?

The '55 Safari with the whitewalls was restored by previous owner to original specs and appearance. The modified one with the blackwall tires and fancy wheels was an older build by a GM dealer in Georgia and completely redone in our shop (paint job & most of the interior - previously it was white). I like them both, but am going to be driving the modifed Safari as soon as we get the switch working on the Vintage Air and get the digital speedometer working - other than those two minor issues, this modified Safari could go just about anywhere. Check the interior, which we revamped in our shop, adding the center console and reworked the dash to match the exterior.

I am getting sidetracked a bit, as would sure like to find a nice home for the 1940 Buick 2-door (we just have too many cars and not enough space - otherwise car would not be for sale).

Fred

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Greetings from Canada. I have a couple of questions for you (new to Buicks) ... I noticed an antenna, so I assume there is a radio (working?). Does the car have an overdrive? Thank you for your response ... Bob

The car is in Canton, Ohio and on display in the cellar of a large hotel (Motorcar Portfolio). I asked Bob Lichty about the overdrive and as he recalls, it may have been an option in 1940 on Roadmasters and maybe Supers, so it is doubtful that this Buick Special has overdrive. He said that the radio will not work in his cellar display room anyhow, so can't come up with that information. I bought this car at the Motorcar Portfolio auction last year for $14,500 + 8% buyer's premium ($15,660) and I feel it was a very good buy, considering the overall condition. We have a car museum building in Canfield, Ohio. See www.tipcars.us We need more room and were going to add another car museum building, but never got past the permit process yet (lots of red tape), so the car is being offered by Motorcar Portfolio at an asking price of $13,995. The car is too nice to run through auction without a reserve and if not sold at a reasonable price, plan to put it on display if and when our new building is completed. Bottom line and well worth it is $12,000. Car can be seen at Motorcar Portfolio, 320 Market Ave S, Canton, OH 44702. Call Bob Lichty for information 330-453-8900, or see more pictures of the car at Motorcar Portfolio Vintage Car Specialists In addition to this car, there are several other Buicks that are for display and for sale. Fred

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Didn't one of our AACA national officers, a Buick specialist, point out

in this thread that there were some incorrect items on the car?

(Were his insightful observations deleted somehow?)

It looks like a good car for someone, but awareness of incorrect items

can benefit every potential purchaser.

All the best to you on your sale, though.

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One of our past AACA national officers, a Buick specialist, pointed out

in the general Buy/Sell thread that there were a few incorrect items on the car.

Please don't take such insight as a criticism, however.

It looks like a good car for someone. Awareness of incorrect items

can benefit every potential purchaser and save all parties some future

consternation.

You've undoubtedly priced such things into your agent's asking price,

and all the best to you on your sale.

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Didn't one of our AACA national officers, a Buick specialist, point out

in this thread that there were some incorrect items on the car?

(Were his insightful observations deleted somehow?)

It looks like a good car for someone, but awareness of incorrect items

can benefit every potential purchaser.

All the best to you on your sale, though.

Nothing was deleted from this thread, you are confusing it with the post running in the AACA Buy Sell forum.

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To put this all into perspective, there is a black 4 door 1940 Buick for sale in the For Sale Section of this Buick For Sale forum for $26,000! Since the pictures do not show the engine or interior, have no idea about the true condition, but I doubt very much if it is any better than the one that I am offering for less than half that price ($12,000). I am a serious car collector (not a dealer), and I have been offering a very nice and very good running 1940 Buick 2 door for a very fair price, and far less than I paid for it. If it was in #1 condition, the price would be in the $30,000 plus range and any serious car collector knows this. Any minor discrepancies were considered in the asking price.

This is a very nice car with excellent paint and chrome, a straight and nice solid body with no rust and presents itself well. You will look a long time to find anything nicer in this price range, as 1940 Buicks two doors are not easy to find in such condition. Car can be seen at Motorcar Portfolio in Canton, Ohio Mon - Sat.

Per current Krause Publications "2013 Collector Car Guide" - 1940 Buick Series 40, 8 cyl. 2 door sedan:

#1 $31,400

#2 $21,980

#3 $14,130

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Very nice looking 40! If i could sell my Boattail I would be all over it to go with my coupe..
Your coupe looks great - nothing like a nice 1940 Buick with whitewalls - one of the better riding and running cars in the 40s. For those who have not seen the description of this car, check www.motorcarportfolio.com and click on "Inventory". Cars are listed in alphabetical order, so the '40 Buick comes up quickly with lots of pictures. Fred
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I agree MrEarl think they would look great next to each other in MY garage. The coupe is all original, even the paint. It is a real time capsule runs and drives just like it did in 1940. Have all the reciepts for every oil change and everything done from 1940 through 1962, when it was put away in a heated garage till I got it. Heck maybe I could start Buick Gardens North with 40's LOL

Not meaning to hijack Fred's thread but man your coupe sounds like a magnificent original car. Hope to get to see it some day.

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