Lot 289
1940 Buick Special 8
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VIN: 43788672 Mileage: 38,900 showing

with a 248 cubic inch Fireball inline 8 cylinder engine that produced 107 horsepower and a three-speed column mounted shifter. It appears that the engine has been rebuilt. Recent fuel system service from fuel tank to carburetor rebuild. Allstate wide whitewall tires are on sixteen inch painted steel wheels with hubcaps. Additional hubcaps included.

In mostly original condition, this car shows and drives remarkably well. The exterior paint may be original and the patina it bears is salvageable. The only available interior choices were grey and tan, this car bears the latter. It is in good condition, with a roll of exact replacement cloth, and carpet. The headliner appears to have been replaced, in a darker brown that resembles leather.

This lot being offered subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for in-house, LLA live-online, telephone, and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through a third party host. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

Some comprehensive restoration to drivetrain and interior; solid car, doors shut well and lines remain original; runs and drives well.

Exterior paint bears patina appropriate with age; dashboard is in wonderful original condition, gauges are clear; some trim pieces missing but most of the Bakelite pieces remain; interior is worn appropriate with age; steering wheel is cracked in multiple places but remains solid; ashtray and lighter missing; surface rust to roof and trunk lid; some glass is showing cloudiness in edges; small dent to right front fender; good original condition.