1938 Buick Series 60 Century

The 1936 Buick models were updated with a more elegant appearance and many improvements including modern all-steel 'Turret Top' body construction. Additionally, there was an advanced overhead-valve inline eight-cylinder engine, which would remain in use through 1952. These new models, along with a landmark advertising campaign, helped Buick post sales in excess of 225,000 by 1937 and climbed to a sixth-place sales ranking.

For 1938, Buick offered the Series 40 Special, Series 60 Century, Series 80 Roadmaster and the Series 90 Limited. Each rode on a different wheelbase, had different engine output, body style and cost. This diverse model range appealed to a wide audience.


by Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2019

Related Reading : Buick Series 60 Century History

In 1930 Buick introduced their Series 60 which served as a replacement for the Series 129. There were seven body styles to select from, all sitting atop a 132-inch wheelbase. The four-door phaeton with seating for seven cost the least, selling for nearly %241,600. Only 807 examples of this body style was produced in 1930. The Most expensive body style was the Limousine, also with seating for seven,....
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Related Reading : Buick Century History

The name Buick Century was the model name utilized by the Buick division of GM for their line of full-size performance cars from 1936 until 1942, from 1954 until 158 and from 1973 until 2005 for a mid-size vehicle. For the 1936 model year Buick renamed its entire model lineup in celebration of the engineering modifications and design advancements over their 1935 models. For this lineup, the Buicks....
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1938 Vehicle Profiles

1938 Buick Series 60 Century vehicle information

Touring Sedan

The 1938 Buick Century was built using the largest 8-cylinder engine they produced and mounting it in the mid-size chassis. The Centurys were very fast and had a lot of success at various racing events for many years. This car was a frame-off resto....[continue reading]

1938 Buick Series 60 Century vehicle information

Estate Wagon
Coachwork: Wilanger

Chassis Num: 13335600

This Buick Century Estate Wagon has less than 48,000 miles on the odometer. It was custom-built by the Joseph Wildanger Company of Red Bank, New Jersey, using a using a steel Fisher body combined with wooden coachwork. The he company switched to the ....[continue reading]

1938 Buick Series 60 Century vehicle information

Sport Coupe

During the 1930s, the world was in the grips of the Great Depression. Though it was a difficult time, General Motors commanded nearly half of the United States auto market and their Buick division emerged as the fourth best-selling brand in 1938. Thi....[continue reading]

Touring Sedan
 
Estate Wagon by Wilanger
Chassis #: 13335600 
Sport Coupe
 

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Price Comparison

1938 Series 60 Century
$1,713-$9,500
1938 Buick Series 60 Century Price Range: $1,226 - $1,713

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

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