1940 Buick Special Phaeton Limousine

The Buick Series 40 was the most popular model Buick produced. Introduced in 1930, as a replacement for the Series 116, the Series 40 sported a 258 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that produced 80 horsepower. In 1936 the name was changed to “Special” and was produced as a standalone model until 1970. As time rode on, the Special continued to grow in wheel base and engine size, and in 1939 it received a complete redesign (as did all the Buicks). What is unique about this 1940 Model, is that it was the only year that Buick offered a four-door convertible Special (Sport Phaeton), with only 552 built, this is a truly rare car.
The Buick Series 40 was the most popular model Buick produced. Introduced in 1930, as a replacement for the Series 116, the Series 40 sported a 258 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that produced 80 horsepower. In 1936 the name was changed to “Special” and was produced as a standalone model until 1970. As time rode on, the Special continued to grow in wheel base and engine size, and in 1939 it received a complete redesign (as did all the Buicks). What is unique about this 1940 Model, is that it was the only year that Buick offered a four-door convertible Special (Sport Phaeton), with only 552 built, this is a truly rare car.

Riding back to this year, you may have found yourself driving this beautiful car to see Gone With the Wind, or Great Dictator, both of which came out in 1940. You probably would be listening to Benny Goodman, Count Basie, or other up and coming jazz artists which were the go-to music of the day. If the news was being broadcasted during your drive, you would be hearing updates about the German Invasion in Europe. The fate of England was on American’s minds, and when this car was rolling out of the assembly line, Winston Churchill was inducted as the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

What we love about this car:

For an all original car, it starts and drives great. Everything works as it should, and would have in 1940.

  • This car is completely original and seats three in the back
  • There is no A/C, however, the top comes down on nice days!
  • This car is available for weddings and special events only.
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