1938 Buick Series 40 Special Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1934 - 1958
Body Designer : Lancefield
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $945-$1,406
Weight : 3515 lbs | 1594.377 kg

Power

Straight 8 | Marvel or Stromberg
Displacement : 4064 cc | 248.0 cu in. | 4.1 L.
Power : 107 BHP (78.752 KW) @ 3400 RPM
Torque :203 Ft-Lbs (275 NM) @ 2000 RPM
Bore : 3.1 in | 78 mm.
Stroke : 4.1 in | 105 mm.
Compression : 6.15:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Transmission:
3 Selective Sliding

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1938 : 168,689
Total 1938 Series 40 Special production : 130,838
1938 Buick Series 40 Special
Business Coupes : 11,337
Convertible Coupes (by Fisher) : 2,473
Convertible Phaetons : 776
Drop Head Sport Sedans : 5,943
Sport Coupes : 5,381
Sport Sedans : 11,265
Touring Sedans : 79,510
Touring Sedans : 14,153

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.2 in | 1503 mm.
Special Opera Coupe
Weight : 3380 lbs | 1533.142 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Convertible Phaeton
Price : $1,406
Weight : 3705 lbs | 1680.56 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.2 in | 5085 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1483 mm.
Rear Track : 59.2 in | 1504 mm.
Touring Sedan
Price : $1,047
Weight : 3560 lbs | 1614.789 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Business Coupe
Price : $945
Weight : 3385 lbs | 1535.41 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Convertible Coupe
Coach Work : Fisher
Price : $1,103
Weight : 3575 lbs | 1621.593 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Sport Coupe
Price : $1,001
Weight : 3425 lbs | 1553.554 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Sport Sedan
Price : $1,022
Weight : 3535 lbs | 1603.449 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.
Touring Sedan
Price : $1,006
Weight : 3520 lbs | 1596.645 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 200.1 in | 5082 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1484 mm.
Rear Track : 59.3 in | 1507 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent

Rear : Semi-floating axle with coil springs

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 15x6.5

1938 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $763
Avg. Household Income : $1,730
Avg. Home : $3,900
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1938 Buick Series 40 Special measures 200.06 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 122.00 inches.


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