26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 35

1926 Mclaughlin Buick Standard Six
UK supplied RHD example with excellent history

Sold for £18,562

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: YB 6709
Chassis No: 103789
MOT: Exempt

  • Incredibly rare UK Supplied right-hand drive Mclaughlin-Buick Standard Six Roadster
  • Presented in the pleasing combination of Dark Green with contrasting Brown leather interior
  • Offered for sale through H&H Classics for the third time and in current ownership for 13 years
  • Fantastic history file; a pleasure to read through

An integral part of General Motors' burgeoning empire during the 1920s, Buick was widely famed for the advanced engineering and durability of its products. Boosted by a series of high-profile exploits (including the first automotive expedition to Afghanistan - 1923), victory in the 1925 Leningrad-to-Moscow endurance trials, a tug of war with an elephant and patronage from the Sultan of Johore, the marque celebrated its 2,000,000 sale in 1926. Priced at between $1,195 and $2,425, that year's six-cylinder model range boasted leaf-sprung suspension, four-wheel drum brakes, detachable cylinder-heads and three-speed centre-change manual transmission. Available with a choice of 16 different bodystyles, the Buick 'Standard' (3.4-litre) and longer wheelbase 'Master' (4.5-litre) Sixes were a cut above their Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge rivals and achieved a select following in Britain.

This charming and very rare 1926 26-24 Roadster was delivered new from Canada to Somerset in right-hand drive configuration to a Ralph Paganel Luttrell and seemingly stayed in his possession until 1948. 'YB 6709' then passed through the hands of Harold Courtney Burnell-Jones and Leslie Gordon Chapman before being acquired by Frank H. Maisey of Burnham-on-Sea during 1959. Part of the Maisey family for nearly four decades, the Roadster was in need of restoration by the time they finally parted company in 1996. Stripped to its bare chassis, the Buick was worked on by Smithy Engineering, Catcott Garage and TT Workshops and returned to Thomas Hamlin & Co for some engine work. However, much of the refurbishment was carried out by the owner and his son using parts ordered from Bob Cason of Holliston, Massachusetts. The restoration was completed in c.2003 to the tune of some £15,000 and the car enjoyed, until it was sold through H&H Classics at our Stoneleigh park sale in October 2008, and once again at the same venue in October 2010 to the current keeper.

Now having been in current ownership for approximately 13 years, this charming Buick is offered for sale through H&H Classics once more. Well looked after as part of a small, but regularly enjoyed collection, the history file that accompanies ‘YB 6709’ is a joy to read through. With too much included to note, highlights include a continuation buff logbook, VSCC eligibility document, copies of Buick Club of Canada magazines with one featuring the car offered for sale today on the cover, a photograph collage of the car prior to restoration dating back to 1959 and during restoration, with numerous photographs since in various envelopes, various letters, previous MOT certificates, a small collection of previous tax discs, various instructional documents and articles etc.

Also included is a photocopied 1926 Buick Book of Parts for Standard Six Models, photocopied 1926 Reference Book for Standard Six and Master Six, Buick Parts and Service Catalogue for 1922-1958, a 1928 Buick Shop manual, a large separate folder of invoices and literature for the restoration totalling some £15,000, and of course a large collection of previous receipts and invoices for parts and work undertaken throughout the car’s life.

Overall, this surely presents an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire an already rare Buick, UK supplied from new, well looked after and with a very pleasing history file.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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