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1912 Buick Tourer

Lot 30 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)

Estimate
£22,000 - £26,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: T.B.A.
Chassis No: 8875
Mot Expiry: Exempt

One of the first manufacturers to successfully experiment with overhead valvegear, Buick was also the keystone on which William C Durant founded his General Motors Empire in 1908. Known for the quality and sophistication of its designs, the Flint-based concern produced some 19,051 cars in 1912.

Finished in Red with Red upholstery, this particular three-door, four-seater Tourer is described by the vendor as being in 'good' condition with regard to its four-cylinder OHV engine, three-speed manual transmission, electrical equipment, bodywork and paintwork, while he rates the interior trim as 'OK'. Reportedly dating from 1912 and further understood to be in the process of having a UK V5C Registration Document issued to it by the DVLA, this appealing Edwardian Buick sports a wooden bulkhead, Black hood and artillery wheels shod with 'Non-Skid' tyres.

 

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