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  • Powered by a 4,1-liter inline eight-cylinder engine producing 100 "pre-war horses"
  • Three-speed manual transmission
  • Revised Art Deco styling for 1937
  • Equipped with a clock, radio, and heater
  • One of 5.059 built
  • CZ historic registration + US title
  • Freshly serviced (fluids, brakes, spark plugs) - ready for the 2022 season
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Hradec Kralove, Czechia

Buick president Harlow H. Curtice believed in "more speed for less money," and backed it up with an all-new 117-inch-wheelbase Series 40 for 1934. The result was a sales upturn aided by more modern, streamlined styling that broke sharply with "Roaring '20s" squarishness. Also featured linewide in '34 was GM's new "Knee-Action" (Dubonnet-type) independent front suspension, then a great step forward.
Though the 40 omitted flashy soft tops to emphasize far more popular coupes and sedans, its masterful blend of an inexpensive, Chevrolet-size platform and "important" Buick styling helped boost the division's 1934 output from some 47,000 to over 71,000. Buick then jumped way over 100,000 for model-year '36, and would reach even greater heights a few years hence.
More extensive changes occurred for 1936, as Buick adopted GM's all-steel "Turret Top" construction that eliminated the traditional fabric roof insert, gaining sleek all-new styling with it. The division also boasted more-potent engines with aluminum pistons. Series numbers began giving way to names that would last all the way through 1958 — from the bottom, Special (40), Century (60), Roadmaster (80), and Limited (90). Respective wheelbases were 118, 122, 131 and 138 inches.
Mechanically, the bigger eight returned unchanged, but a longer stroke boosted Special's engine to 248 cid, horsepower to an even 100. Factory figures suggested a '37 Special could scale 10-60 mph in 19.2 seconds — fine performance for the class and only a second behind the hot Century. New for all '37s were hypoid rear axle, improved generator, standard windshield defroster, front/rear antiroll bars, and a claimed industry first: a steering-wheel horn ring (Cord introduced it in '36).

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Production date1937
Body TypeCoupe
Engine4.064 ccm, 100 PS, I8
transmissionManual
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorLight Grey
Color - interiorDark Grey
Miles/Kilometers shown15.510 mls
Chassis / VIN2453031
Location - CountryCzech Rep.
Location - CityHradec Kralove

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2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear- wheel drive), manual 3-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 4064 cm3, advertised power: 74 kW / 99 hp / 100 PS, torque: 266 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: wheelbase: 3099 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1533 kg

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