Saturday 12th May 1934
The smaller. low-priced Buick Series 40 was introduced, evolving two years later into the Special. It was available in several body styles including a sedan, business coupe, sport coupe, and touring sedan. Pricing ranged from $855 to $925. Power was from an overhead valve eight-cylinder engine which offered 93 horsepower. They had a sliding gear, three-speed synchromesh gearbox which now had helical gears. The headlights were updated for 1934, which now produced 20-percent more illumination. In the front were 3 horizontal hood louvers while the other models in the Buick lineup had 4 louvers. The automatic starting mechanism was improved to prevent the starter from being used when the ignition was locked.