1941 Buick Special

Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1941
Mileage 75741
Engine 100
Doors 4
Transmission Manual
Make Buick
Model Special

Special 1941

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Tan


For consignment, \"look up in the sky, it\'s a Cadillac!\" No! It\'s a Buick Special from 1941 and it\'s now gracing our Hallowed Halls in all its black painted and big chromed style glory. This 1 repaint example is recognized by the AACA with an HPOF award, sports its original \"Fireball\" engine with the correct 1 year only dual carburetor set up, and some refreshing of normal wear items has been performed over the course of the years. It\'s a turnkey and impress the pants off your neighbors and car show enthusiast\'s showpiece.

All sides have their highlight features including the side view where trim spears run from the beltline of the hood through the doors and to the rear quarter. Another mid front quarter spear is highlightingthe fronts of the rounded fenders on the side and top with both spears streaking back from the integral headlights. It has a grandfather\'s mustache style grille which rises to a bulbous hood which is nearly a mile long. Fenders which are now melting into the sides with a body bump out at the bottom of the doors creating a faux running board. The roofline in the back, flows down past the oval rear window and into a rounded trunk lid sporting a chromeBuick Eight badge, a chrome trunk release handle, and chrome bezel tail lights. An art deco styled bumper is below and is showing with heavy peeling of the chrome finish revealing rusted steel. Upfront a wide curved bumper shows with a few areas of delamination and rusting but overall is nicer than its counterpart in the back. A split front windshield leads the way for the 4-door passenger compartment with door handles neatly tucked into the trim spears at the belt line. We note a missing lock on the driver\'s front door. On all 4 corners we see lightly rusted steel 16-inch wheels with Buick dog dish caps and trim rings wrapped in Firestone blackwall rubber. All in a single respray of black with some rust pitting seen in various stages and touched up over.

A swing of the door and we are greeted with a richly appointed door panel in fuzzy tan broadcloth as the background for chromed bakelite escutcheon cranks, a worn leather arm rest in dark brown, some surface rusted faux wood grain metal above, and nicely chromed thin dividers showing an art deco design pattern. More broadcloth for the full benches inside with a black cloth slipcover over top of the front bench and in the back another bench showing some wear of the fabric on the rear bench due to age and use. Also in the rear bench are wider armrests and there is plenty of legroom and some more faux wood on the back of the front bench with a grab bar in cording. Upfront more art deco styling with the use of round chrome trimmed bezels around warm bronze and cream gauges and a chromed dash front around the speaker with various bakelite pulls and the factory AM radio below. Twin gold machine turned overlays face the driver and passenger with a round clock in the center of the passenger side glovebox. Below the dash is a lineup of more chrome in the form of dual ashtrays, the ignitionswitch, and embellishments of the art deco style. Below the dash is a heater blower which hovers above heavily aged black rubber matting and brown carpeting in the front. The headliner is mohair and shows some signs of slight age wear but remains tight.

Under that big hood is a big 248ci inline Fireball Dyna-Flash 8-cylinder engine. It appears as original with a coating of dust and patina covering all the ducting, hoses, and wires along with an oversize air cleaner covering in black are hanging from the driver\'s side of the engine. It cleans air for 1 one year only dual 1-barrel carburetors. On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission sending power back to a 4.40 geared rear axle. Our consignor notes that the radiator was recently rebuilt and it is still operating on its 6 volt electric system.

Fully encased in surface rust but remaining structurally solid are the X frame, floor pans and rockers inside the frame. Independent coil springs are in front and a leaf spring rear suspension is on and looking good. Hydraulic drum brakes are noted all around and for the exhaust we see a surface rusted but intact single pipe system.

This car is a wonderful piece of automotive art and a true pleasure to drive. All is working famously, and it performs like a Buck Rogers rocket with adequate acceleration, bias free braking, and acceptable handling for a car of its size. We did note that the fuel in the tank is old based on the aroma of the exhaust but it does not effect the overall performance.

A very nice piece of rolling automotive styling and art form straight black painted and chromed steel. Even better than a Cadillac, and a survivor with some AACA provenance to boot. Hurry into our Halls as pre-war rides like this have a tendency not to last long.


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