This 1936 Buick Special sedan is finished in green over taupe mohair upholstery and features rear suicide doors, dual spare wheels, and hydraulic drum brakes. Power is from a 233ci straight-eight paired with a three-speed manual transmission. An oil change and lubrication service were performed in last 6 months as well as a conversion to a 12V electrical system.
This four-door sedan wears an older repaint in Chateau Green with cream accent stripes, and chips, scratches, and cracks are pictured up close in the gallery below. Details include a chrome waterfall grille, amber driving lamps, a split windshield and backlight, and rear suicide doors.
Green 16″ steel wheels with white accents wear chrome beauty rings and hubcaps as well as wide-whitewall bias-ply tires. Covered spares are set into both front fenders. This Century came factory-equipped with hydraulic drum brakes at both ends.
Taupe mohair upholstery covers extends from the front and rear bench seats to the door panels and headliner. Conventional controls include three pedals and a floor shifter as well as a horn button on the banjo-spoke steering wheel. The steel dashboard is finished in black, with painted woodgrain adorning the instrument panel and glovebox. The clock does not function and the five-digit odometer is stopped at 87k miles, with the actual total unknown.
The 233ci straight-eight was introduced for 1936 and featured an overhead-valve cylinder head, five main bearings, and a counterweighted crankshaft. A three-speed manual transmission with synchromesh on its forward gears directs power to the rear wheels. New components fitted within the last 10 years included a clutch, starter, wiring harness, distributor, coil, gas tank and fuel lines, and exhaust system.
Documents include an owner’s manual and a parts catalog. Spare ignition components, original 6V components, and a fitted car cover are also included with the sale. Car runs great and wouldn’t hesitate to drive it anywhere!