1939 Buick Limited Eight-Passenger Touring Sedan

  • VIN: 13434708
  • Stock: 190511
  • Mileage: 83,041
  • Color: Zion Maroon
  • Trans: Three-speed Manual
  • Engine: 320 CID Inline 8
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Tan
1939 Buick Eight Limited Eight-Passenger Touring Sedan

  • Fully documented and highly awarded Buick, long term ownership of 24 years!
  • Senior Recognization Badge, Classic Car Club of America
  • First Prize Winner National Competition, Classic Car Club of America #2307
  • First Prize Winner 2000 Summer Grand Classic, Classic Car Club of America
  • First Prize Winner National 2000, Antique Automobile Club of America #W12752
  • One of only 650 8-passenger Touring Sedans made in 1939
  • Fewer than 0.33 percent of total Buick production in 1939
  • Zion Maroon exterior (code 533) and tan broadcloth interior
  • 320 CID inline eight-cylinder Dynaflash engine
  • Three-speed sliding gear manual transmission
  • Dual rear fold-out jumpseats
  • 140-inch wheelbase
  • Front and rear bumper guards
  • Dual sidemount spare tires with covers
  • Documentation includes various photos, tags, copies of archival data regarding the 1939 Buick range, 
  • Classic Car Club of America letter dated September 11, 2000 awarding the car its senior badge, a similar, undated letter from the Antique Auto Club regarding awarding the car its junior badge, judges’ forms

This highly award winning, low production Buick Limited Sedan has had the same prior owner for the past 24 years! The owner was very active in the restoration of the Buick and professionally showing the automobile. He and the Buick earned the Senior Recognization Badge, Classic Car Club of America, First Prize Winner National Competition, Classic Car Club of America #2307, First Prize Winner 2000 Summer Grand Classic, Classic Car Club of America, First Prize Winner National 2000, Antique Automobile Club of America #W12752 all included with the supported written documentation.

This car is not just said to be the best, it was professionally judged as the best on several occasions!

With the Great Economic Depression in the rearview mirror for America’s automakers by 1939, many companies breathed easier as sales increased, despite the gathering war clouds over Europe and Buick was one such automaker. This Buick Limited Eight-passenger Touring Sedan is one of 650 made in 1939 and while that amounted to fewer than 0.33 percent of the marque’s total production, Buick sold more than 200,000 cars as the 1930s ended.

Built in Flint, Michigan, this car is finished in Zion Maroon (code 533), which is in overall excellent order. The Fisher body is solid and straight, the engine bay is extremely tidy, and the trunk is overall very good shape. A CCCA Full Classic, its paint is complemented with chromed trim rings and center caps over wide whitewall tires, dual side-mount spare tires with covers, and front and rear bumper guards.

This big Buick rolls on wide whitewall tires, size 7.50-16 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a steel wheel topped with factory wheel covers. The tires and wheel covers are all in very good condition.

Its 140-inch wheelbase and powerful Dynaflash 320 CID straight eight-cylinder engine remained unchanged from the previous year, but a column-mounted shifter now controlled its three-speed, sliding gear manual transmission. Also new were safety-oriented turn signals and refillable shock absorbers. 

Inside, the car’s correctly restored tan broadcloth interior is in overall excellent shape, too. The tan front and rear bench seats look fantastic for being 80 years old. The matching carpet and headliner are in similar order while the maroon metal dashboard retains its Art Deco appearance. Note that there’s a bright lights idiot light in the speedometer with the slogan, “Safety First” stenciled above it. The original, three-spoke steering wheel is present and the inner door panels echo the rest of the interior’s condition. Between the bench seats are a pair of rear jump seats that signal this regal and rare Buick’s eight-passenger configuration. To assist with ingress and egress are a pair of straps, one per side. Once in the rear, passengers will find a commodious interior, beyond anything available today shot of a limousine. A coat-and-blanket rope hangs from the back of the front bench. Completing the interior is a factory Sonamatic AM radio. There is a slight crease in . the hood from being opened over the center spline.

In 1939, Buick products underwent a substantial redesign; however, the Limited's “limited” production merited it to continue using its 1938 body.

GM Styling Section Vice President Harley Earl had spearheaded the evolution of Buick design through the 1930s, transforming its once squarish features into streamlined new contours that suggested speed and grace. In late 1938, Earl began work on the first concept car built by an automotive manufacturer, the radical Buick Y-Job. Among the Y-Job’s many revolutionary features was its unique front end, which incorporated hidden headlights, a “gun sight” hood ornament and a chromed vertical waterfall grille, the latter adapted almost unchanged to Buick’s 1939 model lineup and eventually a Buick styling trademark. These new Buicks also incorporated the Y-Job’s front sheet metal, its front fenders flowing directly into the hood with the headlight pods now integrated into the front fenders. The new look, coupled with Buick’s reputation for performance, pointed the way to the next decade of bold Buick styling and engineering; it also proved popular with the car-buying public, helping to lift the division to second place in the GM hierarchy behind Chevrolet.

A multiple-award winner, this 1939 Buick Series 90 Limited Touring Sedan from the Del De Young Collection represents a milestone in the lineage. A CCCA Full Classic, it won Buick Club of America Gold and AACA Junior Award honors in 2000, as well as a CCCA Senior Award in 2001.

Documentation includes various photos, tags, copies of archival data regarding the 1939 Buick range, a Classic Car Club of America letter dated September 11, 2000 awarding the car its senior badge, a similar, undated letter from the Antique Auto Club regarding awarding the car its junior badge, judges’ forms and various other forms.

Competition to this Buick in 1939 included: Cadillac’s Fleetwood Series 75, Chrysler’s Imperial Limousine, Lincoln’s V-12 Limousine and Packard’s Super 8 Touring Limousine.

Long known for its reputation as a “doctor’s car,” this Buick Touring Sedan was Cadillac-like without paying Cadillac prices. Elegant, stately and leisurely, this car commands attention wherever it goes. If you are interested in becoming its next owner, please stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check it out for yourself.

VIN: 13434708
EIN: 93602542

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 83,041 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Options and Standard Features
  • Fully Documented And Highly Awarded Buick, Long Term Ownership Of 24 Years!
  • Senior Recognization Badge, Classic Car Club Of America
  • First Prize Winner National Competition, Classic Car Club Of America #2307
  • First Prize Winner 2000 Summer Grand Classic, Classic Car Club Of America
  • First Prize Winner National 2000, Antique Automobile Club Of America #W12752
  • One Of Only 650 8-Passenger Touring Sedans Made In 1939
  • Fewer Than 0.33 Percent Of Total Buick Production In 1939
  • Zion Maroon Exterior (Code 533) And Tan Broadcloth Interior
  • 320 CID Inline Eight-Cylinder Dynaflash Engine
  • Three-Speed Sliding Gear Manual Transmission
  • Dual Rear Fold-Out Jumpseats
  • 140-Inch Wheelbase
  • Front And Rear Bumper Guards
  • Dual Sidemount Spare Tires With Covers
  • Documentation Includes Various Photos, Tags, Copies Of Archival Data Regarding The 1939 Buick Range,
  • Classic Car Club Of America Letter Dated September 11, 2000 Awarding The Car Its Senior Badge, A Similar, Undated Letter From The Antique Auto Club Regarding Awarding The Car Its Junior Badge, Judges’ Forms
Basic Information
  • Stock Number: 190511
  • VIN Number: 13434708
  • Model Year: 0
  • Vehicle Type: Sedan
  • Drive Train Type: RWD
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  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
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