1937 Buick Touring
The most popular Series 40 body style - also Buicks most popular
vehicle for 1937 - was the four-door Touring Sedan with the trunk.
Pricing for this vehicle was $1,020. This placed in competition
with the Packard 120C, Oldsmobile L-37 and the Pontiac Deluxe
Series 26. Truly "gangster in its styling, a budget conscious car
for someone who wanted to be chauffeured around and look stylish
whole doing it, this was their pick. If you were a doctor in this
era, and you drove a Cadillac, many clients who you would roll up
to figured you would be too expensive, so lots of physicians of the
time had the go to car with the Buick. Much less ostentatious.
For consignment a barn find version of the 1937 Buick Touring
4-door with a trunk. Overall, we see plenty of patina, surface
rust, and paint chipping, but it's all there with are deco styled
chrome, and remaining mohair interior.
A nice tall horizontal ribbed chrome grille leads the way with
bullet styled headlights and flanking rounded front fenders with
another bullet style turn signal atop. On either side within the
front fender is a covered body matching chrome trimmed metal spare
tire cover, emulating the upper echelon Rolls-Royce. 4 doors with
their opening and latching on the B pillar are framed below by a
running board with some sag on both sides. Another rounded swept
back fender is on back, and these are side by side to the split
rear window and humpback trunk just below. Simple chromed bumpers
for the front and rear, which show some rust, and dimpling are
attached. A small but nice addition in the manifestation of an
additional rear window just prior to the "C" pillar allows more
light, and passenger vistas. Peeled, faded, chipped, scratched and
in all its original charm paint in black covers all aspects of this
Camel colored mohair which has seen better days covers the door
panels. Faded but nice horizontal ribbed and bakelite knobs and
cranks are seen on the stitched panel as well. Moving inside an
original dash with surface rust, and plenty of corrosion make up
the dash front and gauge cluster. A newer CD digital radio is seen
in the center along with dual aftermarket gauges, and a chromed
glovebox door. There original front bench has been replaced with
vinyl and shows tears. The rear bench remains mohair, as does all
the interior panels, and headliner, however much damage has been
done with water seepage inside. A new shift lever is in the center
of the front bench, and floor coverings have long since been gone.
The floor of the trunk has rusted through, and side and front
panels inside the trunk are missing.
Opening the hood, we see a 351ci Windsor V8, topped with an
Edelbrock intake, and a bucket style Holley 4-barrel carb. A
4-speed manual top loader tranny is on back and a Ford 8 inch rear
is slapped in. Someone tried to rod this at one time I suspect!
Surface rust abounds underneath affecting the frame, and
suspension, floorboards and rockers. There is heavy invasive rust
on the door rockers above seen from the exterior, and the passenger
floorboard is rusted through. Independent coil springs are on
front, and leaf springs for the rear, as well as drum brakes all
around. A turbo muffler system is put on.
This car will turn over, and attempts to fire on starting fluid,
but it will not start, despite gallant efforts by our crack
decoder/shade tree mechanic.
A barn find, in need of TLC, or just make use of its parts. At one
time it was rodded and has some performance parts on the mill,
however, will need a tweaking. It's all late 1930 style, and a 4
door with a trunk, looks like your seat is in the front row!
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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