Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Coys - ccts1095 Login
Website Contact Links
Manor Court, Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond
tel: 02080334893     
LIVE adverts (115)

1938 Buick Special Series 40 Albemarle Drophead Coupé For Sale by Auction

ESTIMATE £10,000-£20,000
Coys At Chiswick House 2019
Lot Number 268
Chassis Number the details below
Year 1938
Make Buick
Model Special Series 40 Albemarle Drophead Coupé

Inventor David Dunbar Buick built his first automobile in Detroit, Michigan in 1903. More designer than businessman, Buick's lack of talent in the latter role led to his business changing hands many times before its founder was eventually eased out in 1908, his departure from the Buick Motor Company coinciding with its establishment as the cornerstone of new owner William C Durant's General Motors. Under Durant's stewardship production rose dramatically from 750 cars in 1905 to 8,802 in 1908 when Buick's most popular product was the four-cylinder Model 10, a direct competitor for Ford's Model T. The company introduced its first six-cylinder car in 1914 and for a period in the 1920s the range would consist entirely of sixes. Then, at the end of 1930, Buick dramatically axed its six-cylinder models, adopting an all eight-cylinder range for 1931. By the decade's end Buick had become one of America's most popular cars. Stylistically and mechanically, the Buick range was comprehensively revised for 1936, featuring 'turret top' styling and improved independent front suspension, and these revitalised straight-eights would carry Buick through to WW2 and beyond. Dating from 1938, when all Buicks adopted coil sprung rear suspension, this right-hand drive Special Series 40 was produced in Buick's factory at Oshawa, Canada and imported into the UK by Lendrum & Hartman Ltd, of London. The car carries five-seat 'Albemarle' drophead coupé coachwork by Carlton Carriage Company Ltd, of Willesden, London NW10, who are 'best known for their drophead coupes which are archetypal designs of the British Jazz Era'. The vehicle is being sold from long term single family ownership, having been stored for the best part of 20 years as part of a small collection, and offers the new owner the opportunity to enter into the stylish period of American style.View 1938 Buick Special Series 40 Albemarle Drophead Coupé by Carlton Carriage Company Ltd. For Sale on for further details.
Price Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Buick
Model Special
  Special Series 40 Albemarle Drophead Cou
Year 1938
Country UK
Region London
Telephone 02080 334893
Status Trade
Date 05-May-2019
Ref C1108827

Similar Adverts
1953 Buick Special Convertible

Amazing ,1953 Buick Special ,rare manual convertible , original numbers matching straight eight 'Nailhead' Recent, complete nut and bolt frame off restoration ,beautiful condition throughout . Engine rebuild , new clutch . Column change 3 speed Power hood, everything works apart from clock ,spare .....

  • £34750
  • 14-May-2019
  • Cyprus
  • Private
1956 Buick Special Riviera 46R 2-Door Hardtop Coupe 53880 Mi

Very nice 1956 Buick Special Riviera Model 46R pillarless 2-door Hardtop Coupe. Only got 53.880 original miles. Rust free, never been welded. Imported 1996 from California to UK. Very original car with original radio, original hubcaps and even original oilbath aircleaner. Aquired vehicle in 2008 .....

  • £26495
  • 29-May-2019
  • Germany
  • Trade
1941 Buick Special Model 46-S, 2-door Sedanet

1941 Buick Special Model 46-S, 2-door Sedanet Wonderful original 1941 Buick Special Model 46-S, 2-door Sedanet with only 06988 miles on the odometer. Assembled in Flint, Michigan. The car has its original 4-liter straight 8-cylinder engine making 125 brake horsepower from the factory and 3-speed .....

  • £30000
  • 02-May-2019
  • Denmark
  • Trade
1953 Buick Special Model 41 (East Syracuse, NY) $20,000 obo

This Buick Special Model 41 (East Syracuse, NY) $20,000 obo You are looking at an extremely clean all original 53, The teal and white exterior is absolutely stunning and it flows inside to a grey cloth that will certainly not disappoint. Powered by the numbers matching straight 8 with a 3 speed on .....

  • £20000
  • 13-May-2019
  • USA
  • Trade
1956 Buick Special RestoMod/Street Rod

1956 Buick Special 2dr Hardtop Resto Mod/Street Rod. This beauty is packing a fresh and strong 455 Buick Motor with a throat thumping cam and a newly built TH400 transmission with a B & M ratchet on the floor shifter. The dash has digital gauges. This '56 has Vintage Air/Heat that works great with .....

  • £36000
  • 30-May-2019
  • USA
  • Trade

The Buick Special was an automobile produced by Buick. It was usually Buick's lowest-priced model, starting out as a full-size car in 1936 and returning in 1938 (after a two-year hiatus) as a mid-size. By 1970, Special was no longer offered as a standalone model but the name would later be used for .....

  • £27800
  • 17-Jun-2019
  • USA
  • Trade