For Sale: 1940 Buick Street Rod in Clarence, Iowa

Vehicle Description

This is a 1940 Buick Custom Street Rod with a 350 CI V8 engine mated to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission with Lokar shifter. This cars all steel body is Custom painted Synergy Green with custom pin stripes and 4 coats of clear. It also has had a professional nut and bolt, frame-off rotisserie restoration! There is Approximately $140,000 invested in this street rod. This street rod features a all new custom interior with matching trunk, Nova subframe, Nova rear end, Holley performance carburetor, headers, power steering, power brakes, front disc brakes, vintage Air, shaved door handles with electric door poppers, and custom Ridler wheels Steel body Professional nut and bolt frame-off no expense spared restoration 350 CI V-8 engine Turbo 350 automatic transmission Finished in Custom Synergy Green paint with pin stripes Custom interior with matching trunk Vintage Air Power steering Power brakes Custom Ridler wheels Nova subframe and rear end Approximately $140,000 invested in the build VIN ANNOUNCEMENT Prewar cars of the late 1930s and early '40s continue to entice builders with their smooth lines and intriguing looks. It was the beginning of the "aero awareness age" when designers were paying more attention to the way the wind affects cars as they cruised down the highway. Although most builders turn to Fords or Chevrolets from that era, Buick clearly had the right stuff. This steel-bodied 1940 Custom model was the recipient of a comprehensive frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration. Hiding under this smooth, rounded body is a treasure trove of modern parts designed to keep this classic on the road and looking good for decades more. A 383 CI Chevrolet engine partners with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission for motivation to a Nova subframe and rear end. The fuselage is painted Custom Synergy Green with special pinstriping, while the custom tan interior contrasts beautifully with the exterior. Even the trunk wears the same hue. Take notice the semi-hidden side-pipe exhaust under the rocker panels. The design approach for this particular Buick was clearly to honor the original as much as possible while still making it a comfortable driver for any occasion. The dash layout utilizes only analog gauges that were inspired by the original factory instruments, thereby maintaining the proper 1940s vibe. Power steering, brakes and air conditioning are more modern features that are simply too sensible to ignore for a contemporary Hot Rod build. Custom five-spoke Ridler wheels look just right in any decade. Buick's traditional buyers followed the same pattern for decades. They were up-market, loyal to the brand and perceived the Buick division as the inside track to quality and value. After all these years, they still might be right-and even if this wasn't your father's Buick, he probably wished it was.

Vehicle Details

  • 1940 Buick Street Rod
  • Listing ID:CC-1549246
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Clarence, Iowa
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Street Rod
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:16000
  • Stock Number:4388
  • VIN:13823766

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Kinion Auto Sales & Service
100 Industrial Park Dr.
Clarence, IA 52216
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