Back in the early days of automotive design a lot of features which
are common place now were just being discovered. With all the big
manufacturers trying to get sales it was always a race to see who
would have the latest and greatest offering. Buick scored a pretty
unique first in 1939 when they were the to introduce turn signals
which still wouldn't appear on other makes for years to come. 1939
also received a major redesign with an enclosed nose, reshaped
grill and shorter wheelbase. This 1939 Buick Special 8 business
coupe is a really neat car that has been restored entirely to
original. In the time where door to door sales were popular
traveling salesman required more space for inventory than they did
passengers and thus the business coupe was born. Manufactures saw
this need and cleverly began building cars with no back seat but a
storage area instead. They are quite unique and there is a large
fandom that collects business coupes alone. This Buick is a nice
solid car with a rust free body. It is painted in a nice Beige
paint which pairs nicely with all of the original chrome and trim.
It all has a nice shine with no pitting or issues. The glass is all
in good condition throughout and it has the original style split
front windshield. The wheels are painted to match and feature wide
white wall tires with Buick hubcaps.
Making this already unique Buick even more rare is the straight 8
cylinder Dynaflash motor. It has been fully rebuilt to original and
runs great. The hood opens from either side and everything
underneath has a very stock look. The transmission is a 3 speed
manual with column shift that functions properly and send power to
the 10 bolt rear.
The interior has all been redone and is done in Beige which nicely
complements the exterior. It has a split bench seat and in back is
the business coupe tray. The interior window trim and the dash is
all painted in Brown. The dash is topped with its original trim,
gauges, knobs, and switches. These cars had a very unique 3 spoke
banjo steering wheel with horn button which has inspired many after
market wheels you see in restomods nowadays. The odometer shows
33,067 miles on the odometer but it is unknown whether that is
original or not. The trunk of the car houses a spare and offers
plenty of additional storage space.
This restored to original Buick has a great look and you just
rarely see these cars at all especially done to this level.
Add this unique piece of automotive history to your collection for
1939 Buick Antique
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