1936 Buick Special
Back in the year when Errol Flynn immortalized Robin Hood, when
Walt Disney dazzled the world with Snow White, when Glenn Miller
music was coming into full swing, and Bingo was becoming the latest
rage, the 1936 Buick Special was just about the most exciting thing
this side of Lana Turner's sweater closet!
This 1936 mid-size Buick entry level vehicle is a smooth running
vehicle that the consigner has used with virtually no mechanical
problems. A ride around the Classic Auto Mall complex was
wonderfully comfortable, with sounds of a 30's classic car
transmission going up through the gears, as well as cushy
suspension made it a pleasurable experience.
A two-tone tan and brown motif covers the exterior, and then some!
The chrome grille, hood ornament, and wheels have all been painted
over. Some brite work remains on the bumpers, door handles, faux
hood vents, and headlamps. Panels are fairly straight, with some
body filler seen on areas, and pieces of brite work are missing on
the fenders. White sidewall tires and two-tone painted wheels are
seen all around.
A brown mohair overstuffed buttoned bench seat are in front, and in
back. A mohair headliner is present and in good condition. Door
panels original to the car are not installed, and some of the
cranks and door openers need attention. Panels are in poor
condition. Flooring appears solid, and is not covered with any
carpeting etc. A nice cream painted dash with a rectangular
speedometer, gauge cluster all in one, is painted in the Art Deco
style. Lots of vertical and horizontal chrome ribs adorn the dash,
and well as a square clock on the passenger's side glovebox. A
white gear shift knob and a banjo steering wheel (both unrestored)
sit in front of the dash.
The Buick straight 8 shoehorns into a clean engine bay. This has
248ci and is attached to a manual 3-speed transmission which sings
to you as you go down the road.
Surface rust as expected but no real structural potential problems
are seen. Body mount areas, floorpans, and frame appear solid. It
appears that a new fuel tank has been installed, however this was
not confirmed by the consigner.
Originally used as a payoff for as roofing job the consigner took
on and the homeowner could not pay, so he gave him this car.
Consigner states he did little to no work to it and just drove and
enjoyed it. Certainly not anywhere near fully restored, nice paint,
and good engine, but needs work. Close to what would be considered
a barn find, here is a project for someone who is fascinated by a
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for
more information or to come see the vehicle in person.