20th Oct, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 249

1915 Buick 'Four' Model C37 Tourer
No Reserve

Sold for £10,350

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: NF 985
Chassis No: 109887
MOT: Exempt

  • Entered from a private collection
  • Rumoured to have been used in the Brad Pitt film 'Legends of the Fall'
  • A rare and potent Edwardian Tourer

The first model series to be introduced after the Flint, Michigan-based company had become part of General Motors, the Buick Four was in production from 1908-1918. An advanced design, its in-line four-cylinder powerplant featured overhead valve gear and was allied to three-speed manual transmission. Available in Phaeton, Roadster and Touring guise, the Buick was underpinned by a sturdy ladder frame chassis equipped with all-round leaf-sprung suspension (semi-elliptic front / three-quarter elliptic rear) and rear wheel brakes. Made from high quality materials, the Four proved a great sales success. Debuting in 1915, the Model C-37 was a five-seater Touring car propelled by a 3.6 litre engine (rated at 37bhp). Featuring a ‘Streamline Body’ and electric lighting set, it was priced at $1,235 and achieved some 12,450 sales. Though, today survivors are comparatively few and far between.

Finished in Black with Maroon upholstery, this particular example is rumoured to have appeared in the Brad Pitt film ‘Legends of the Fall’ or at least that is what the vendor was told when he bought it (sadly, there is nothing on file to substantiate the claim). Seemingly very original, the Buick still carries its correct specification Marvel carburettor, Jacox steering box and Delco starting, lighting and ignition system. Not run for some time, the Model C37 will require recommissioning / servicing prior to use. Entering the current ownership in 2016, this handsome and powerful Edwardian Touring car is offered for sale with V5C Registration Document.


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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 9am
Additional viewing for lots 200-254 on Thursday 20th October 2022 from 9am

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