1940 Buick Super Coupe

Last updated on March 2, 2024

Today’s car is a 1940 Buick Super Coupe owned by Eddie Zero Mnvlsr. I saw this car at Annual Horseless Carriage Show in Arcadia, CA. The car is finished in black with a brown leather and green carpeting interior. It is powered by a 350 cu in Chevrolet V8 engine, that is mated GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Slowing this beauty down are discs upfront and drums in the rear. The front and rear suspensions have been upgraded to an “air ride” suspension system.

The total production of 1940 Buicks was 278,784 units with 128,736 of them being Super’s and of those 26,251 being Sport Coupes. The MSRP was $1,058.00. The 1940 Buick published top speed was 82mph.

Eddie found this Buick when he was looking for a Dodge coupe 17 years ago. It was tarped with couches sitting on the hood. Eddie said I will take that one off your hands and the rest is history. I like how Eddie has made it is own. From the Cab Calloway (CAB CLWY) license plate to the mobster Tommy sub machine gun mounted to the floor and dash. I like the vintage “tail-dragger” stance, the wide white walls with the 1941 Cadillac hubcaps and factory fender skirts add to its wonderful “old school” persona. The top has been chopped 5″ in the front and 5 1/2″ in the rear that adds to its tasteful eye catching appeal. This beautiful custom Buick is a great car to take to car shows, Cars & Coffee events, or just hanging out with his son, who has a 1949 Plymouth coupe on the weekends. Thank you for riding along. Frank

The car parked behind Eddie’s car is his son’s 1949 Plymouth.