1938 Buick Special Business Coupe-Sold


1938 Buick Business Coupe 

“Almost Automatic”

David Dunbar Buick founded Buick, and it was one of first America’s Marquis automobiles, known for its elegant, classy aerodynamic style with the latest and greatest modern luxuries available at that time. Buick took these vehicles to new highs, with high-quality paintwork, retro upholstery layout, interior wood trim, and elegantly shaped brightwork trimming off the outside. In an old advertisement and Buick started, “you would be less than human if you didn’t thrill to an eyeful of the smartest dress automobile you ever saw.”

This businessman coupe was a two-seater designed to have ample storage space behind the seat for sales samples and luggage, and this particular car even comes with a removable rear jumpseat (no seatbelt included, lol). The car was dubbed “almost automatic” because it is equipped with a self-shifting transmission. There was low production as this was an experiment using the clutch to shift into first gear; it will go automatically into second, third, fourth, and vice versa, the clutch must be changed into reverse.

She currently has 98,228 original miles and has been restored by one of the past owners, except for the original interior, which shows some signs of age but remarkable condition considering its 83 years old. The paintwork is excellent, has good body panel alignment throughout, deep, high luster smooth finish and the brightwork has no signs of deterioration. The car fires right up and shifts as lovely as an experiment should shift—the 248ci Dynaflash big straight-eight has two overhead valves per cylinder. The company patented the valve-in-head (OHV) number 771,095 in 1904. Due to this cutting-edge technology, the Dynaflash produced a whopping 107hp. For the time, she could quickly move this solid piece of hardware up to 70mph and cruise effortlessly at 50.

It was shown at different car show events throughout Pennsylvania and included a well-done display case for the manuals, including operations manuals, shop work manual, and of course, the self-shifting transmission manual.

There are so many beautiful options and details in this particular car it’s hard to mention all of them. Still, you’re more than welcome to come down and take a look at the vehicle yourself, and you’re not able to come; we encourage pre-purchase inspections and will make any accommodations necessary.

Chick on this link to watch a short video https://youtu.be/2JZKlz4C26Q

With such a beautiful and rare vehicle it won’t last long so please contact as soon as possible.


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