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For Sale: 1937 Buick Antique in Concord, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

Cherishing a classic car is about understanding and appreciating its history. That's why we love this 1937 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster. Its appealing presentation today is part of a carful life that has done an amazing job preserving this pre-WWII treasure from day one. So while you might see a cool straight-eight motor and affordable price, just remember there's a lot more story to tell with this one.

The paint is believed to be original. Let that sink in for a moment...there are entire generations that have passed in between when this was applied and you viewing it today. We won't pretend the finish is perfect, but this is part of a survivor's appeal. It wears its history with pride, and the gets people asking questions and wanting to know more about the car's past. And this exceptional care comes from a low owner lifetime. This comes to us from the daughter of the second owner. He purchased it directly from the original owner decades ago, and made sure to keep a hand-written note that was given when the car went for its first service. If that wasn't already cool enough, there are even Roosevelt stickers in the window! Fitted to a long 131-inch wheelbase, it's roomy and well-proportioned (that long hood isn't just for style's sake.) The smooth front end was new for 1937 redesign. It was a sleekness that transferred to the flowing fenders. And the sweeping full-length trim really makes everything look quite sleek. Also, take some time to really enjoy the details on this one, like the driving lights, Buick 8 badging, and the pinstriping on the wheels that goes so nicely with the iconic whitewalls.

When you get to the car show, we know you're going to love opening the suicide doors for everyone to have a peek inside. The handsome interior is believed to be a part of this car's highly original packaging. Two rows of wide benches mean plenty of room for six, and in fact, the long wheelbase means there's limo-like legroom in the rear. And people will marvel at everything from the wood window trim to the ash trays in the rear so that the big shots could have their cigars. A big three-spoke wheel with Buick horn ring is the perfect helm for a car such as this. An AM radio was a rare feature, so you'll love seeing this today (currently display only.) The heater is a nice feature to still enjoy on this early morning runs to the car events. Shifting was still on the floor in 1937, and it's the familiar setup so you'll feel at ease within moments of firing it up. There's also a sizable trunk out back, so don't be afraid to take home some more awards (this already has gotten plenty for its level of originality!)

The butterfly hood is another great attention-getter, and plenty of people will flock to see this factory setup. The 320 cubic-inch Fireball straight-eight was the larger inline motor for these larger Buicks. This is not only believed to be original to the car, but also the odometer is believed to reflect the car's true mileage, so it averaged barely over 800 miles annually. Plus, you'll impress plenty of people with original details everywhere from the carburetor to the generator. The motor fires to life with a smoothness you wouldn't expect from a pre-war machine, but that's the true secret of a well-respected straight-eight. The three-speed manual transmission has a crisp action, and the full driving experience is pure luxury nostalgia.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and the framed special service letter. Time capsules like this rarely seen, and it's even rarer when they are up for grabs. So this might be the only time in this generation to get your hands on this Roadmaster. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1937 Buick Antique
  • Listing ID:CC-1389679
  • Price:$24,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1937
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Antique
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:66584
  • Stock Number:5989-CHA
  • VIN:3139113