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1940 Buick Special Business Coupe


Engine: 240 Straight * (Fireball)
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Mileage: 6642 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is proud to offer this stunning 1940 Buick Special. Let’s start with the styling of this beauty. At first sight, you will notice the seductive, curvaceous lines that surround this Buick Special. The curves are matched well with an elongated nose creating an illusion of speed. The gorgeous “cranberry red” exterior on this Buick Special will captivate you and lure you in for a closer look. Chrome accents compliment the outer shell with a large, centerpiece chrome grille that screams Buick. The interior of the car drives home the name “Special.” The cranberry and peanut butter cream combination invites you in with such elegance. The interior is simplistic yet complex, heightening your senses with several different textures and touches. The seats are wrapped in soft vinyl with plush cloth inserts. Adding to the luxury essence is the beautifully marbled wood grain dashboard with the chrome bezel gauges and AM Radio face. If that isn’t enough to keep your eyes wondering, the light tan headliner and black framing on the window brings it all together and takes it to another level. Powering this excellent machine was Buick’s Straight-8 engine, otherwise known as the Fireball 8. The “Fireball 8” mustered up 120 hp in the 1940 40 series Buick Special. This may not sound impressive in comparison to today’s standards, but let’s put this into perspective. Thirty-seven years later, the 1967 Chevy Nova’s 283 V8 version was only rated at 195 horsepower, which was considered a “Muscle Car.” Although the horsepower rating isn’t frightening, this car has enough spunk to get up to speed and cruise along with traffic on the highway. Being an automatic transimission, makes it a great car for the entire family to enjoy and drive. If you’re searching for a classic that retains originality, but still unique enough to make people say, “what’s that” or “you don’t see one of those everyday”, then this is a car for you. Options include two spare tires, Vinyl and Cloth Interior, and Wide White Wall Tires. This 1940 Buick 40 Special is for sale in our Tampa Showroom and can be viewed in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information, please call our knowledgeable staff at (813)645-6200 or email us at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Tampa Showroom, located at 351 30th Street NE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

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1940 Buick Special Coupe


Engine: 248 ci
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Mileage: 46785 ( undocumented )

Our Atlanta Showroom is proud have this 1940 Buick Special Coupe for sale. The Buick Straight-eight engine (Fireball 8) was produced from 1931 to 1953 and sold in Buick automobiles, replacing the Buick Straight-6 engine across the board in all models in 1931. Like many American automobile makers, Buick adopted the straight-8 engine in 1931 as a more powerful alternative to the previous engines. However, unlike most other car makers at the time, Buick had been using a valve-in-head/OHV overhead valve design or I-head since its inception and continued this practice in their inline-8 designs. When introduced in 1940 the new Series 50 Super featured the cutting-edge "torpedo" C-body. When combined with a column mounted shift lever the cars offered true six passenger comfort, changes that had clearly been influenced by the Cadillac Sixty Special. The basic formula for the 1940 to 1952 Super was established by mating the Roadmaster's longer behind the engine cowl body to the Series 40 Special's smaller straight-eight engine and consequently shorter engine compartment. This led to an economical combination of voluminous passenger room and relatively good fuel economy. This 2 door model had a frame off restoration about 10 years ago. The car was completely disassembled stripped and repainted. The owner laid down 12k to paint this time capsule and put in all new rubber, glass, chrome wheels, new interior with high quality leather, and all new brakes. There was over $50,000 invested in the restoration. The Buick starts, runs, drives, and stops like it should. To view the car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com!

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1961 Buick Special


Engine: V8
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 68617 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando Florida is proud to offer this beautiful 1961 Buick Special. This Buick Special for sale has that great classic look that will stand out in any crowd! This 1961 Buick Special is ready for miles of cruising fun. All the chrome looks great. Powering this beauty is a V8 engine, this V8 is built with class and style not only giving it a smooth acceleration but plenty of get up and go when needed as well. Backing this big V8 is a smooth shifting 2-speed automatic transmission that when put behind the large V8 it makes for a great combination of power and push! The exterior of the 4-door beauty is beautiful shade of red and white. The cozy red and white vinyl interior will make you want to fall into the seats and melt away. Turning the wheel on this this 1961 Buick Special for sale is done with ease and can make carving the corners seamless. Hit the brakes for a quick stop with reliability. Listen to tune on the AM radio as you cruise to your local car show. Options include AM Radio, Bias Tires, Vinyl Interior and Wire Wheels. This 1961 Buick Special is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1130/1961-Buick-Special

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1962 Buick Special Deluxe


Engine: V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 84639 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars is excited to have such a clean little convertible listed for sale. This red 1962 Buick Special Deluxe is perfect for cruising anywhere on warm summer nights and is sure to turn heads. This car starts right up and is ready to take you across the country with only 84,639 actual miles on this original numbers matching engine and transmission. The 2-speed automatic and Buick 215 V8 engine is the perfect combination for this Red on Red convertible. Power steering and brakes really allow you to enjoy the luxuries of this era. The red vinyl interior shows minor wear and tear signs and is overall in great condition. The red paint on this car almost still shines in the sun like the day it was bought back in 1962. All the gauges and dash features are in very clean and working condition. Overall a very nice driver quality car inside and out. The 1962 model sold 153,763, including 42,973 Skylarks. The two speed "Dual Path Turbine Drive" automatic was a Buick design and shared no common parts with the better-known Chevrolet Power-Glide transmission. In 1961, the car returned after a short absence of two years, but this time it was on the brand new unibody compact GM Y platform. The Special was powered by a 155 hp (116 kW) innovative aluminum-block 215 in³ V8, and had Dualpath transmission and power steering.[17] In mid-year a Skylark option was released with special trim, optional bucket seats and a four-barrel version of the 215 that made 185 hp. This 1962 Buick Special Deluxe convertible is perfect for any cruise in car show and would be a great add to any collection. To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of the 1962 Buick, please visit GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com

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