The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : 121
1939 Buick McLaughlin

Auctioned on Friday, October 26, 2012

Sold at $7,425

  • Engine Displacement: 248
  • Transmission: 3-Speed

Born in 1939, this pre-war McLaughlin-Buick Series 40 Touring Sedan rolled off the GM factory floor in Oshawa. Designed by Robert McLaughlin, this factory also manufactured, amongst others, a pair of special custom built 1939 vehicles for King George and Queen Elizabeth for their Royal tour of Canada in 1939. These cars are now displayed at the British Columbia Museum of Transport. The Series 40 adopted its famous overhead valve inline straight eight engine. At 248ci it generates 141 hp. The gas carburetor is a 2-barrel. The vehicle is a front engine mounted rear wheel drive design. The transmission is column mounted 3-speed manual. This 4 door 5-passenger touring sedan has a 120” wheelbase and has a 66 7/8” height at the rooftop. It is 72 ¼” wide and 202” in length from bumper to bumper. It weighs in at 3482 lbs. The 6.5 x 16” whitewall tires are relatively new and very have low mileage.
The large trunk also carries a spare tire.
Comes with a spare completely rebuilt transmission that will keep this car running well into the future.
New electrical harness installed in 2009. New battery installed in August 2012.
Newly upholstered interior has been done without losing the look and feel of its originality. Also supplied are owner’s manual and workshop manual. This vehicle has been used as an excellent wedding car.