DDechent

1940 BUICK SPECIAL sidemount fender car-$7,500

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    1940 Buick Special Series 40, with side mount fenders.

 

There is way too much stuff here, for $7500.00  I have lost storage, car needs new owner to finish it!

Here is a brief description of the car:
All steel, stock body all metal work has already been done with bumper mount holes hidden, body is mounted on an custom built square tube frame. Doors are hung on body, front and rear fenders, hood deck lid, and core support are bolted and hung for transport. The engine has been pickled, and the car and parts have been in heated storage.

Custom frame includes:
 Buick Regal rear suspension cradle with a
10 Bolt Grand National 3:42-1 axle. Camaro/Firebird front cradle with Rebuilt modified 350ci  4 bbl (9.5-1) compression Buick Engine, it has been run for proper break in, Crower level 2 cam, Kieth Black Custom forged pistons, iron heads and intake, with tuned Q-Jet carb. The transmission is a 200-R4 Grand National Transmission. Front set up for Disc brakes, real axle set up for drum brakes.

Parts included but not assembled:
Late model GM Regal tilt column with key, 2 front seats full power from 2001 GMC Truck, not leather, with integrated shoulder belts and seat belts, 1 NOS windshield wiper Bezel, Aluminum aftermarket front Grille new in box, side mount original tire covers-missing tire mounting arms, all the body trim, original glass for patterns, tail lights, many extra pot metal parts in very good condition IE: front turn signal assembly's, hood ornament, deck lid hinges. All the door jambs and window frames have been sprayed with PPG version of Chevrolet Corvette color "Supersonic Blue".


The Buick has a clean Michigan Title which i have in my possession.

The car is stored in Berkley Michigan, in a private garage, and arrangements will have to be made to see the car, since i no longer live in Michigan.


The car is currently in rolling condition, no brakes, no steering, no driveshaft, no glass, no wiring, no interior.

 You will have to arrange transportation from the Berkley Michigan location.

Call Dave Dechent @ cell 248-459-193

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The front spring/coils seem to be at strange angle, did you pull the lower A-arms in to control front tread width?

 

What car did that clip come from?

 

I wish you well,

 

Dale in Indy

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I'd suggest cutting your price to half or one-quarter of you asking price if you really want to sell it.  I suggest finishing what you started.

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I feel we should NOT comment on asking price, UNLESS The seller request such, IMO.  Sellers learn soon enough if his/her price isn't right. 

 

Nothing personal.

 

Dale in Indy

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10 hours ago, smithbrother said:

I feel we should NOT comment on asking price, UNLESS The seller request such, IMO.  Sellers learn soon enough if his/her price isn't right. 

 

Nothing personal.

 

Dale in Indy

 

  Needs a VISOR!

 

  Ben

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That would assure a sale, and I would guess YOU would be first in line.  13k would be pocket change for you OLD MAN!

 

VISOR'S/PARACHUTES  FOREVER,

 

Dale in Indy 

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On 8/16/2017 at 9:05 PM, smithbrother said:

The front spring/coils seem to be at strange angle, did you pull the lower A-arms in to control front tread width?

 

What car did that clip come from?

 

I wish you well,

 

Dale in Indy

Dale, that is a stock Camaro/Firebird front sub frame, no mods were done.

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On 8/17/2017 at 9:19 PM, 61polara said:

I'd suggest cutting your price to half or one-quarter of you asking price if you really want to sell it.  I suggest finishing what you started.

Thanks, would love to finish it, i no longer own a home to do a project, and are loosing my storage by spring of 2018.

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I have over 25,000 invested in this project, i would let this car go cheaper, and i know it is not a super desirable year and style, i always wanted an 18 foot long sports car.

If you are serious make me an offer.

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I'm guessing you're also advertising on the modified-car sites, like HAMB. Your work to date  looks great, but the project is basically a Buick body on top of a new chassis and drivetrain. It's not so much the desirability of the body style as it is there's not much original left, and this site is all about originality. For the money you're asking, if you want an 18-foot sports car, a pre-1974 Eldorado might fill the bill, and you might get someone to trade straight across. There are lots of speed parts available to make an already-strong 500 cu in motor a real screamer. 

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What a shame you can't finish this project David! Soooo much planning, time and work has gone into it already.  Truly worth the asking plus imo. Are those suicide doors?

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A picture of the car before disassembly would be interesting David. 

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On 8/22/2017 at 8:48 PM, DDechent said:

I have over 25,000 invested in this project, i would let this car go cheaper, and i know it is not a super desirable year and style, i always wanted an 18 foot long sports car.

If you are serious make me an offer.

 

On 8/23/2017 at 7:33 AM, suchan said:

I'm guessing you're also advertising on the modified-car sites, like HAMB. Your work to date  looks great, but the project is basically a Buick body on top of a new chassis and drivetrain. It's not so much the desirability of the body style as it is there's not much original left, and this site is all about originality. For the money you're asking, if you want an 18-foot sports car, a pre-1974 Eldorado might fill the bill, and you might get someone to trade straight across. There are lots of speed parts available to make an already-strong 500 cu in motor a real screamer. 

 

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That front end will all come into sync once all the weight is on. That’s a very good clip and makes the car handle and stop great. I have had modified cars most of my adult life and love em. Look at my header and you’ll see my latest. 53 super,Oldsmobile version of the same clip,massive brakes,handles great looks original . You may be right about the forum it’s in but he is a little low to spot on for price. I have enough projects for now but if I had it I would snap it up now.

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Mr Earl, suicide doors, std on 4 door, i really would have loved to drive this car all over the country. As far as pictures, i may have some on a card somewhere, the car was a running driving original 70,000 mile example from Albany NY., and needed a lot of of suspension, engine, and interior work. Was the perfect platform for my build. 

My wife loved the car also, go figure!

 

RiKi, i appreciate you input, i just want to find someone who appreciates this kind of modified project, seems everyone in "moved on" to more complex and technical builds.

I still appreciate a ride that is simple, stable and efficient..which i can fix with a small tool box!!

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On August 23, 2017 at 10:33 AM, suchan said:

and this site is all about originality

 

but this is in the Buick forum, it's all about Buick, period. Sorry, just had to make that distinction.  Especially considering Dave has gone the extra mile to keep the heart of the car a Buick 350, a built 350 at that, and it alone is likely worth the asking.

The hard work has been done, it's ready for the fun part. With a nice paint and interior this could be an awesome custom show car, and considering the asking and prices I see for such customs, probably worth more than the new owner would have in it. Indeed, if I were a young man.....and wanted to be single....?

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I’ve been to sooooo many events in my life from scoring 998 at a National with my 70 superbee to here in Washington State at some of the most down n dirty rat rod stuff around. Love em all. Went to the Nats here in Vancouver Washington with my 53 Super, had a great time.Got the first ever Bitchn Buick award at goodguys Puyallup. When I first started in old cars at 15 yrs old it was and still is about the love of cars and friends associated with them. Shows,cruising,drags can’t get any better. Some of my cars have been an adventure  to take out,hoping I would make it home, others have been very rewarding and received high scoring marks. When I go to an event I don’t care where I’m parked, somewhere on the grounds is good enough. Judging, who cares? Having friends around and look and talk is why I’m there. To be honest I have just as good a time out in the shop tinkering as I do driving across the podium. I NEVER worry or get upset about car show management.How could you? We have the best hobby in the world. Rich

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Well, i have this project and it needs a new home for the finish, part out, what ever. I do not have any other pics at this point. I will be back in Michigan for a few weeks in June/July, then i will be gone for about 9 - 12 months. I hope to sell it b-4 then but i will move it to another location while im back in MI. This is a good deal for 7 grand.

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