1937 Buick Series 40

The styling of the Buick Special Series 40 was modified for 1937 with several noticeable changes, mostly to the front. The 1936 Series 40 had a single grille with vertical bars; the 1937 model had horizontal bars and a divider down the center. The center section of the grille was painted to match the color of the body. The fenders was revised and given squared-off ends. Though not very visible, the height was lowered by nearly 2 inches, with interior room remaining nearly the same by due to the floors being lowered as well.

There were eight body styles to select from, including the convertible phaeton, sport coupe, business coupe and convertible coupe. There was also a two- and four-door touring sedan available with an optional rear trunk. The most popular Series 40 bodystyle - also Buicks most popular vehicle for 1937 - was the four-door Touring Sedan with the trunk. Pricing for this vehicle was $1020. This placed in competition with the Packard 120C, Oldsmobile L-37 and the Pontiac Deluxe Series 26.

Powering the Series 40 was an inline overhead valve Eight-cylinder engine that offered 100 horsepower. It had a three-speed sliding gear transmission with floor shift controls and a single dry plate clutch and shaft drive. The car rode on pressed steel wheels and braking was handled by four-wheel hydraulic drums. Options included a heater, defroster, dual side mounted tires, white side wall tires, and a grille guard. A dash installed radio with a built-in speaker could also be added for an additional fee.

Mechanical improvements to the 1937 Series 40 included a new oil pump and improved overhead valve mechanism which was much quieter than the previous version. The intake valves were updated and the cooling system was improved.

The Series 40 had a wheelbase that measured 122 inches, up from 118 inches the prior year.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2011

Related Reading : Buick Series 40 History

Buick introduced the Series 40 in 1930 as a replacement for the Series 116. The Series 40 rode on a 118-inch wheelbase and powered by a 258 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine which produced 80 horsepower. Braking was through mechanical drums found on all four corners. The suspension was comprised of semi-elliptic springs and Lovejoy hydraulic shock absorbers. During its first year, there were six....
Continue Reading >>

Concepts by Buick



Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1937 Series 40
$1,302-$12,075
1937 Buick Series 40 Price Range: $895 - $1,302

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Buick
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)92,573
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)278,784
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)278,784
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)208,259
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)168,689
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)220,346
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)168,596
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)53,249
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)71,009
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)46,924
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)56,790

Related Automotive News

RM Auctions to Present The Merrick Auto Museum Collection at 13th Annual Hershey Sale

RM Auctions to Present The Merrick Auto Museum Collection at 13th Annual Hershey Sale

OVER 100 BRASS ERA CARS AND SELECTION OF MEMORABILIA OFFERED ENTIRELY WITHOUT RESERVE RM Auctions set to offer the Merrick Auto Museum Collection at Hershey auction, 10-11 October in Pennsylv...
Magnificent Series of Coachbuilt Classics To Grace RM's Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance Sale

Magnificent Series of Coachbuilt Classics To Grace RM's Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance Sale

RM Auctions returns as the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours dElegance, March 9, 2013 Single-day sale features breathtaking roster of more than 80 investment-quality collector...
Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

Revival of the mountain race from the 1930s Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start 92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference The Grossglockner mountain race...
The Champion in Touring Car Racing : The BMW M3

The Champion in Touring Car Racing : The BMW M3

In August 1985, a rumour surfaced in motor magazine Auto-Deutschland which emanated from a new sports car. An A Group Car from BMW that was a thoroughbred racing car according to the rules but was also...
Auctions America By RM's 2012 Auburn Spring Auction

Auctions America By RM's 2012 Auburn Spring Auction

Variety is the buzzword for this years Auctions America by RM June 1-3 Auburn Spring auction, which will offer a huge range of collector vehicles and an enormous private collection of automotive memorabilia....

© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.