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1940 Buick Retro Rod Project

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Two Door Sedan
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 150
  • VIN: 33847317
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Yonkers, New York, United States


The car looks, runs and sits great. Over $40K in receipts to build. New wiring, new tinted glass, new crate engine new custom built aluminum ratatator, new wheels and tires, you name it its new. I have been builting this car as a great driver. The person I purchased it from did alot of the work and has every item detailed in a document I will give to the new owner. He painted the car himself and it has orange peel that could be sanded and top coated or just left as is. This is a great touring car that has a ton of work done all the correct ways, with all new parts with reciets. It can be enjoyed the way it is or take it to the next level with a beter paint job and finish the interior. I have a few other projects going on and could use the room. The car is registered and driven with no problems please look at the photos and describetion below. All the gauges, heat and AC work great. The seats in the front are 5 way power from a Merecedes AMG that fit like a glove. Again alot of time and money has been put in this Buick and it gets alot of attention. Only about 150 test miles on the car so far. You can call me with any questions917-847-0065.

.Year: 1940

Make: Buick

Model: series 40-48

Body Type: 2 door Touring Sedan



OEM Buick with Fatman Fabrication front stub assemblyand some customizing to rear of frame for clearance. New upper cross member for shock mount.

Front suspension: Polish Stainless Control Arms

Fatman stage III Carrera coilover shocks Fatman front sway

Bar. Tubular upper & lower control arms Mustang II


Moog K772 Ball Joints

JEGS Steering Shaft Support Bearing 60739

JEGS 22” Polished SS ¾ Double D Shaft pt# SSP7DDX22 429422

Rear Suspension:

Air Ride triangulated 4 bar and coilover shocks




Front and rear 245/50R16 COOPER ZEON ZPT

25.74 overall Diameter, 9.86 section width, 8.95 tread width


American Racing Torq Thrust II 16X8 Series 505-6861

5X4 ¾”chevy bolt pattern, 4 inch back spacing

Spare Tire: Kumho Solus KH16 P215/60R15 93H M&S

Wheel: Chevy rally wheel 7X15 Rear axle:

1970 Chevy, 10 bolt, 8.2 ring gear, (pinion teeth 15, ring

Gear teeth 41 old axle ratio 2.73), changed to Richmond

3.08 with Mr. Gasket spacer. new pinion bearings and

seal, new offset axle bearings and seals

Front Brakes:

ECI 11” Disc brake GM rotors/calipers

Chevy bolt pattern, metric studs 82-87 Camaro rotors and


Rear Brakes:

ECI drum to disc conversion, EC-845 (4 ¾ bolt circle)

“C” clip axle, drum to disc conversion kit using 80-85

Cadillac Seville/Eldora do rear calipers and 79-81 Trans-

Am rear rotors disc brakes.

Drive train:

Engine: stock GM 5.7L crate engine long block GM-pt# 12486041

Chevrolet 350 V8 GM Performance Parts 350 H.O. Crate Engine

330 hp at 5,000 rpm and 380 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,800 rpm.

Four bolt main block.

9.1:1 compression ratio

Dual-pattern camshaft with .435”/.460” lift and 212/222 duration at .050”

Nodular cast iron crankshaft

Powdered metal connecting rods

Cast iron 64cc Vortec cylinder heads

Max rpm: 5,500

GM Performance Parts limited warranty

Vortec cast iron heads, Compression: 9.1:1

Edelbrock intake manifold polished pt#21161

Carburetor: Holley double pumper model 4150 4bl 0-80457S

TrEdelbrock 2732 carb flange plate

Fuel pump: Holley mechanical pt#12-83, 7.5 psi

Headers H8037-1 Patriot Street Rod ceramic coated

Cardone water pump 58-140

MSD Heli-Core spark plug wires #3135

MSD Street Fire HEI distributor # 8362

Alternator 100 amp, v-belt, chrome, 17460

Custom Aluminum Radiator and shroud


Chevrolet TH-350 turbo automatic w shift kit from Lupfer’s Transmition

Transmission Mount 3.1108R

Transmission fluid Castrol Dextron X

Drive Shaft- Mshar Powertrain Specialist, Inc. Hbg, PA

Recon Torque converters TH-350HD


OEM steel 1940 Buick business sedan 2 door

Style NO 40-4411

Body NO L3321

Trim NO 800

Paint NO 546

Body by Fisher

Mayfair Gray Poly

PPG Code 2430

Acrylic based lacquer

Rear fenders widened 1.5 inch.

Front Power seats from AMG Mercedes

AC, Heat and Defrost

Polished Tilt Iditit Steering Column

Custom Classic gauges

All new tinted glass and window channels and rubber

New weather rubber on doors, and trunk

New custom 20 gallon tank

New wiring harness