When was the last time you saw a 1940 Buick Super Eight coupe? Not
only is this the special kind of body you rarely see at the car
shows, but also it's exactly how you want a classic of this caliber
- with an original-style look and the correct straight-eight under
Burgundy always looks great on these classics. It gives you hint of
red-like flair, but with a deeper tone to give it the proper
sophistication that an 80-year-old patriarch deserves. It's a
classic lacquer finish that is not perfect, and so there are plenty
of people who are going to look at this and simply assume its
original (we 'll even keep the secret that this was born a green
coupe.) And where this one really commands attention is with the
desirable 1940 body that eliminated the running boards and
integrated the headlights for a much smoother style. Plus, you have
the attractive dual grilles, chrome bumpers, flowing fenders, and
handsome trim line that highlights the tapered body. It really has
all the classic components in place, right down to the two-piece
wheel trim with whitewall tires.
There have been some nice investments inside to keep this feeling
comfortable without jeopardizing the vintage atmosphere. For
example, you get two wide rows of bench seats, but are now finished
in a newer supple leather. The door panels were done to coordinate,
and even the carpeting is new with a nice matching piping. We
especially love how they refinished the machine-turned panels of
the dash. Plus, the artful and big three-spoke wheel with Buick
center cap is the perfect helm for a car of this stature.
You'll love parking this one at car shows and opening up both sides
of the butterfly hood. And what's inside is also quite impressive.
The 248 cubic-inch straight-eight looks exceptionally correct. This
has been given the right maintenance, and there's even a new
radiator to help keep it running cool. So this is a classic for
drivers. The motor fires to life with a smoothness you wouldn't
expect from a pre-war machine, but that's the true secret of the
straight-eight. You get full control over this long block thanks to
the three-speed manual transmission. On the road, this car also
feels much more modern thanks to Buicks independent front end and
coil spring rear. It's all part of a package that not only
impresses you with how it looks, but also how comfortable authentic
pre-war motoring can be...if you're in the right car.
This is one of those complete and clean rare treats that have
appears to have all the best original pieces still in place. So if
you love a long and curvy true classic American, don't miss this
Super coupe. Call now!
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