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1937 Buick Special. Extremely Solid Car. Super-8 Engine.

1937 Buick Special for sale in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Make: Buick
Model: Special
SubModel: NO RESERVE!!
Type: Sedan
Year: 1937
Mileage: 15125
VIN: 3076697
Color: Black
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Buick Special 1937

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1937 Buick Special
We have been a licensed Automobile Dealership in Philadelphia, PA. for the past eighteen years. We are primarily an Auto Wholesale Operation supplying other dealerships, and we are now listing select vehicles for sale to the public as well. I am the internet/wholesale manager and my name is Chris. Please feel free to call me with any questions at 215 669-6400.

We offer our online customers a full guarantee on the purchase of any of ourvehicles. If you come here to inspect this vehicle and then decide for any reason that you don’t want it, you will be excused from purchasing it. The stated auction terms must be observed to maintain this guarantee.

This is a 1937 Buick, which is an unusually solid car with lots of originality. There are over 50 photos above and below, as well as two videos of this car. This car still has its original drivetrain which has been completely rebuilt and restored. It now runs, drives and operates in what I can only imagine must be significantly better than when it was even a new car. This Buick has essentially been with the same family since it was new, and this is its story as I understand it:

This Buick was purchased by a business in 1937 for use as the "shop vehicle". It was often driven by employee "Harry H. Sr" until he was drafted for WWII. He was trained by the Air Force on bomber aircraft to arms the bombs just before they are deployed. Apparently, this was a fairly risky assignment and the majority of these guys didn't make it home. Harry did see it through his hitch and when he returned home, he went back to work at the same company where he resumed his duties, which also had him driving this Buick again. When the company decided to get a new car in the 50's, Harry purchased this car for himself. He drove it a few more years, and in the 60's parked it in a warehouse... and there it sat for nearly 40 years. During this time, Harry passed away and his son, Harry Jr acquired the car. In 2008 Harry Jr was retired and decided to restore this Buick as a tribute to his father. He had been a machinist by trade and did most of the work himself, which took him nearly eight years to complete. He became ill in 2020, which is how this car came to us.

This Buick has approximately 600 miles on the restoration. Since it was in storage most of it's life, it's been extremely well preserved. It's pretty easy to see what has been done, and here is a list of some restoration services, updates and modifications:

- Full frame-off undercarriage restoration. The body was lifted off the chassis, and the frame and all undercarriage components were stripped and refinished. The frame appears to be 100% original without any repairs. Every nut and bolt under this car was replaced, and everything in the undercarriage was either replaced, refinished or rebuilt. The front end was also converted to adjustable air suspension.

- The engine was completely rebuilt and upgraded. This car has the original Super-8, straight eight cylinder engine, which puts out 90hp in stock form. The rebuild of this engine included a mild cam and modern performance carburetor, and now puts out 110hp. It doesn't sound like a lot of horsepower but it also produces lots of torque, and the Super-8 is the very engine used in some Indy cars of the era.

- Transmission overhaul with new clutch and rebuilt shifter linkage.

- Rear differential rebuilt.

- Brake system completely rebuilt.

- New larger aluminum radiator installed, along with electric water pump, and electric fan.

- Complete vehicle rewiring. Every wire and electrical component in this car has been replaced.

- New aluminum fuel tank mounted in the rear.

- Every seal, gasket, o-ring etc, in this car has been replaced. There is zero leakage or seepage under this car.

- When the body was lifted off the frame, it was then stripped down. I see zero rust anywhere on the body of this car. When it was on the lift, we were able to inspect the backside of many panels to look for patchwork or body repairs, but found none.

- The interior was freshened up with a modern front seat and carpet, and a few other minor modifications were also completed.

Not being a bodyman, Harry Jr coated the exterior with a satin black with the intention of having it professionally painted later. The black has worn through in some spots, and you can see the red underneath which is the primer - not rust. There is no rust on the body.

Harry Jr added a few sentimental touches in memory of his dad, such as the canon hood emblem, Liberator script on the side, and various other trim pieces that had some meaning to him. These are all removable, and this car comes with lots of extras such as original body ornaments, wheels/tires, lights, etc which are shown in the last four photos below.

This is not a show car - but very easily could be with only a paint job. This Buick is a fully operational vehicle that can absolutely be driven right away without the need for any service, maintenance or modifications.

** This vehicle can be shipped by Car Carrier anywhere in the USA, and we recommend Honest Auto Movers who has provided excellent service to our customers for over ten years. For a shipping quote, call Mark @ 954 993-1120. You're also welcome to come here in person to pickup your vehicle.

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This vehicle will be sold AS-IS with no warranty expressed or implied by the seller. However, a Free Nationwide Warranty from a vehicle warranty company is included on qualified vehicles as noted in the description above, with the option to purchase an extended warranty.

The title is guaranteed to be Free and Clear, with No Liens or Encumbrances. The stated odometer reading is within +/- 500 miles.


We are approximately 20 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the Amtrak 30th St Train Station, and the Greyhound/Trailways Bus Station. We can pick you up at any of these terminals in the vehicle you purchased..

We are available from 8AM to 3PM weekdays, and closed on weekends. We are not a retail operation, so it is important to coordinate with us before finalizing your arrival/pickup plans.


Honest Auto Movers has provided excellent vehicle transport services to our customers for over ten years, and all vehicles are transported by car carrier. Call Mark @ 954-993-1120 for a quote on the phone.

Additional shipping sources can be found on the Internet and you are welcome to choose any transport company of your preference.


Out of state purchasers will not pay any Pennsylvania sales tax. A $60 fee will be added to the final sale price of each online transaction for document fees and preparation.

Temporary Transit Tags are available through the state of PA for $70, which will provide valid registration for a period of 60 days. A current insurance card for any vehicle that you own is required.

The Title are available immediately upon full irrevocable payment, which is performed by bank wire transfer or cash in person. Otherwise, the title will be sent to you after your payments have cleared.

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We will try to exercise flexibility to accommodate special requests regarding our terms, if they are placed before the auction ends. We also sell vehicles locally and reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time.

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