1940 Buick Special Series 40 Touring Sedan Vehicle Profile

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

1940 Buick Special Series 40 photograph

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Touring Sedan
All Buicks in 1940 were given oil filters and sealed beam headlamps, which were now mounted in the fenders. The company enjoyed its best production year ever in 1940. There was the usual restyle and the wheelbase was increased by one inch to 122-inches. This was also the only model year that a four-door convertible, called the 'Sport Phaeton' was offered, with just 552 built. The Special was the most affordable model, and it was offered in both two and four door models. These entry level Buicks trace their heritage to the Buick Modell 10, a companion to Buick's first car, the Buick Model B.

This Buick Special Series 40 was purchased by the current owner's father in 1962 as a drive-to-work car for the princely sum of $50. On his way home, he stopped for gas and was offered $75. He declined the offer and would keep the car for the next forty years. After driving the car for several years, he offered to keep it for his son while he went off to college. He would drive the car occasionally and would often be asked to sell the car, but he always declined.

Finally in 2002, the son would take possession and it would undergo a full restoration over the next nine years. In 2011, it emerged and father and son would once again enjoy riding in it. When his father gave him the car, he said 'I hope you have as much fun with it as I have had'.

The car now features several available factory options, including a heater, defroster, radio, special trim, special order Lancaster Gray paint and a leather interior. Power is from Buick's valve-in-head Straight Eight.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 4
2017 3
2016 5
2015 3
2014 3
2013 1
2011 2
2010 2
2009 2
2008 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$37,469$53,9004
2017$35,117$47,3003
2016$31,075$42,3505
2015$35,500$44,0003
2014$41,250$66,0003
2013$13,750$13,7501
2011$29,750$35,0002
2010$47,550$67,1002
2009$34,125$53,5002
2008$39,600$69,3002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Buick Special Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 13639276
Sold for $35,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL 8 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13742292
Sold for $53,900
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan
Sold for $29,975
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 43799475
Sold for $30,800
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1940 Buick Special Sedan
Sold for $17,050
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13655100
Sold for $47,300
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $41,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1940 Buick Special
Sold for $26,523
  2016 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible Coupe
Sold for $42,350
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13623228
Sold for $27,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE PHAETON
Sold for $21,000
  2016 Mecum - Houston
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $38,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan
Sold for $42,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1940 Buick Special Coupe
Sold for $20,500
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $44,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13655100Z
Sold for $38,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1940 Buick Special Sedan
Sold for $19,250
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13696018
Sold for $66,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1940 BUICK SPECIAL 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 44000502
Sold for $13,750
  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1940 Buick Special Convertible
Sold for $35,000
  2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction - 24th Year
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Buick Special Series 40's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Buick Special Street Rod 2018 Mecum : Portland$33,000  
1940 Buick Special Convertible 2018 Collector Car Toronto Spring$32,000  
1940 Buick Model 46 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$13,500  
1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan437994752017 Mecum : Monterey$30,000  
1940 Buick Special Convertible Sedan 2016 Mecum : Chicago$26,000  
1940 Buick Special 2016 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1940 BUICK SPECIAL SERIES 46-C CONVERTIBLE COUPE136712952015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $55,000$65,000
1940 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE SEDAN137305662014 Mecum Monterey$52,000  
1940 Buick Special Business Coupe 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$26,000  
1940 Buick Special Businessman Coupe136882392012 Russo and Steele Scottsdale   
1940 BUICK SPECIAL BUSINESSMAN COUPE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$21,000  
1940 Buick Special Convertible 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$55,000  
1940 Buick Special Convertible 2008 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Fall$29,000  
1940 BUICK SPECIAL 2007 Silver Auction Puyallup$14,000  
1940 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction$46,500  
1940 BUICK SPECIAL SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$20,500  
1940 BUICK SPECIAL FOUR DOOR 2003 Kruse Auction Hot Springs, AR$10,100  

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