1938 Buick Century

'Woodie'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Station Wagon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be offered at auction ,Saturday, August 14, 2010
Chassis No.
13335600
Estimate:
$120,000-$160,000 US
141 bhp, 320 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"
- Believed to be a 48,000 original mile example
- Limited production, custom-built by the Joseph Wildanger Company
- Formerly part of the Richard and Linda Kughn Collection
In 1938, Buick offered a diverse model line including the Series 40 Special, Series 60 Century, Series 80 Roadmaster and the Series 90 Limited. Examples like the handsome Buick Estate Wagon offered here, while certainly very attractive and functional, were never made in large quantities. Consequently, a wonderfully restored original example such as this is one of only a handful in existence today.
Showing only 48,000 miles on the odometer, which are b