1938 Buick Series 40 Special / 13272028 Chassis Information

Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher
Chassis Num: 13272028
Engine Num: 2878284
Sold for $66,000 at 2010 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $59,400 at 2010 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $57,750 at 2012 Gooding & Company.
The current owner purchased this 46C Special in late 1997 and gave it a comprehensive and professional restoration in September of 1999. The work took ten months and cost approximately $65,000. After the work, the car was sparingly driven and serviced as needed.

The engine is a 248 cubic-inch eight-cylinder engine with dual downdraft carburetors and offering 107 horsepower. There is a three-speed semi-automatic gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. In the front is an independent suspension with a semi-floating rear axle and coil springs.

In 2010, it was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot was sold for the sum of $66,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.

It returned to auction in 2010, at Gooding & Company's sale held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000 and offered without reserve. The high bid of $54,000 (prior to buyer's premium), was enough to secure new ownership.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010

Chassis# 13272028

2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
Pre-Auction Estimates :$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price : $57,750
2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
Pre-Auction Estimates :$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price : $59,400
2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
Pre-Auction Estimates :$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price : $66,000

Analysis

Chassis number 13272028 Auction Sales History
2012$57,750
2010$59,400
2010$66,000

2017 1
2016 1
2014 1
2012 3
2010 3
2009 1
2008 1
2007 3
2005 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$19,000$19,0001
2016$8,500$8,5001
2014$60,500$60,5001
2012$41,018$57,7503
2010$51,467$66,0003
2009$44,000$44,0001
2008$60,500$60,5001
2007$57,400$77,6003
2005$21,400$21,4001
2004$36,380$36,3801

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Buick Special
Sold for $19,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1938 Buick Special
Sold for $8,500
  2016 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1938 Buick Special Phaeton
Chassis#: 13290457
Sold for $60,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1938 Buick 46S Sport Coupe AACA National 1st Prize, Frame-off Restored
Sold for $39,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1938 Buick Series 40 Special Coupe
Chassis#: 23241401
Sold for $26,304
  2012 H & H Donnington Priory
 
1938 Buick Special Series 46C Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 13272028
Sold for $57,750
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1938 Buick Special Series 46C Convertible Coupe
Sold for $59,400
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
    
1938 Buick Special Series 46C Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 13272028
Sold for $66,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
    
1938 BUICK SPECIAL
Sold for $29,000
  2010 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1938 Buick Special Series 40 Convertible
Sold for $44,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
 
1938 BUICK SPECIAL COUPE CUSTOM
Sold for $60,500
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1938 Buick Series 40
Sold for $77,600
  2007 The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction
    
1938 Buick Series 40
Sold for $61,600
  2007 Gooding & Company
  
1938 Buick Series 40
Sold for $33,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
    
1938 Buick Special Sedan
Sold for $21,400
  2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction
 
1938 Buick 46S Sport Coupe
Sold for $36,380
  2004 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1938 Buick Special Drophead Coupe
Sold for $115,500
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1938 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $24,200
  2002 Kruse Auction - New Braunfels, TX
 
1938 BUICK SERIES 40 SPORT COUPE
Sold for $11,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Dallas, TX
 

No Sale

1938 Buick Series 40 Special's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Buick Special Sport Coupe233261992015 Mecum : Monterey$55,000  
1938 Buick Coupe233065332013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$32,500  
1938 Buick Special 2012 Branson Auction Spring 2012$50,000  
1938 BUICK 38 SPECIALAZ2982142011 Russo & Steele Scottsdale, Arizona   
1938 Buick Special Convertible133523422009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $55,000$65,000
1938 Buick Series 40 Business Coupe132826042008 MidAmerica Auctions National Sports Center$12,500  
1938 BUICK 48 TWO DOOR SEDAN 2003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV   
1938 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$39,000  
1938 BUICK SERIES 40 SPORT COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$25,000  
1938 BUICK SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Flint, MI$22,000  

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