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1939 Buick Series 40 Special

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While the country was beginning to emerge from the economic effects of the Depression, the threat of war was on the horizon. Buick sales were on the rise in 1939, up more than thirty percent from the previous year. Industry firsts, like turn indicator lights, and Buick firsts, such as push-button radios, can be found on this Buick Series 40 Special Sport Phaeton convertible. With dual side-mount spares, a new trunk-back body style, and a rare-twin-carburetor engine with dual exhausts, this car was one of only 776 manufactured in the United States.

A styling feature unique to the 1939 Sport Phaeton was a removable 'B' pillar. With the top and 'B' pillar removed, it became a completely open-air car. When the top was up and the 'B' pillar installed, it took on the characteristics of a fully closed car.

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1939 Buick Series 40 Special Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Buick Series 40 Special

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Buick Special Sedan
Sold for USD$4,400
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1939 Buick Special Sport Coupe
Chassis#: 23491052
Sold for USD$20,900
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
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1939 Buick Special Salesman Coupe
Sold for USD$16,500
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1939 Buick Special Salesman Coupe
Chassis#: 13590473
Sold for USD$16,500
  2019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions
 
1939 Buick Coupe
Sold for USD$15,400
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1939 Buick Series 40 Business Coupe
Chassis#: 13550767
Sold for USD$18,150
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1939 Buick Special Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$51,700
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1939 BUICK COUPE
Chassis#: 43858751
Sold for USD$15,000
  2017 Premier Auction Group
 
1939 Buick Special 40 Series
Sold for USD$19,156
  2016 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1939 BUICK 46 C CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13569650
Sold for USD$40,700
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1939 Buick Special Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$36,300
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1939 Buick Series 40 Business Coupe
Sold for USD$14,000
  2016 Mecum Portland
 
1939 BUICK SERIES 40 4-DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 13457802
Sold for USD$26,400
  2015 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1939 Buick 41 Special
Sold for USD$16,000
  2015 Carlisle Events : Zephyrhills Winter Auction
 
1939 Buick Special Phaeton
Sold for USD$50,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1939 BUICK SPECIAL BUSINESS COUPE (RHD)
Sold for USD$31,519
  2014 Shannons - Sydney Late Spring Classic Auction
 
1939 Buick Special Custom Convertible
Sold for USD$33,000
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1939 Buick 41 Special 4 Door Sedan
Chassis#: 9441903318
Sold for USD$11,825
  2014 Russo & Steele - Newport Beach
 
1939 Buick Special Sedan 248/107 HP, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$36,000
  2013 Mecum Auction - Chicago
 
1939 Buick Special Sedan
Sold for USD$36,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 

Buick Series 40 Specials That Failed To Sell At Auction

1939 Buick Series 40 Special's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$31,000$50,000$60,000
1939 Buick Special 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$19,000  
1939 Buick 40C Phaeton134184372017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1939 Buick Special Sport Phaeton 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $60,000$70,000
1939 Buick Special135507672017 Mecum : Los Angeles$19,000  
1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$42,500  
1939 Buick Special Street Rod 2015 Mecum : Seattle$26,000  
1939 Buick Special Sport Phaeton 2015 Auctions America Auburn Spring$31,000  
1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$50,000  
1939 Buick Special Sport Phaeton 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$35,000  
1939 Buick Special 2014 Carlisle Auctions : Zephyrhills Fall Auction   
1939 Buick McLaughlin Series 40 Special9441924022014 Silverstone : The Restoration Show Sale   
1939 Buick Business Coupe 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$18,250  
1939 Buick Special 2011 Silver Auction Sun Valley   
1939 BUICK CUSTOM SPECIAL BUSINESS COUPE 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$19,000  
1939 Buick Special Sport Coupe234925062010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $50,000$60,000
1939 BUICK SPECIAL SPORT 2010 Silver Auction Sun Valley$32,000  
1939 Buick Sport Coupe 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$13,500  
1939 Buick Sport Coupe 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$19,500  
1939 Buick Business Coupe 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction   
1939 Buick 41 Sedan 2009 Mecum Kissimmee, FL Auction$11,000  
1939 BUICK SPECIAL134503012009 Silver Auction Arizona in January$30,000  
1939 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$39,500  
1939 BUICK SPECIAL COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$12,700  
1939 BUICK SPECIAL COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$8,500  
1939 BUICK 40 TWO DOOR COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV$8,900  
1939 BUICK 40 TWO DOOR COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Las Vegas, NV$11,500  

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