Lot 291 - 1927 Buick Master Six Sport Tourer
|Odometer reading||150 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,250|
Buick holds the distinction of being the oldest active American marque and the original Buick Motor Company was a cornerstone of the establishment of General Motors in 1908. Before the establishment of General Motors, GM founder William C. Durant, previously served as Buick's general manager while his friend Louis Chevrolet worked as a racing driver for Buick. Buick gave both the Standard and Master model's smoother radiator shells, double belt mouldings, and a straight tie-rod connecting both headlamps. The Master Six was offered in ten body styles that ranged from Saloon, DeLuxe Saloon, Coupé, Tourer, Brougham Saloon, Sport Roadster, Country Club Coupé, and Sport Tourer. In 1939 Buick also pioneered the use of turn signals, which did not appear on other car brands until almost a decade later.
This handsome Master Six Sport tourer was imported into the UK in 2001 and has benefitted from financial investment and time since arrival. The engine was rebuilt in 2012 and has covered approximately 300 miles since and runs very smoothly and quietly. The trim and paintwork have also benefitted from investment and present in excellent order, as do the artillery wheels. We are advised by the vendor that this tourer drives "as one would expect" and certainly creates a lot of interest wherever she appears. Finished in cream with blue leather trim, this Buick is supplied with a V5 registration document and a history file from 2001, together with a dating certificate from the Association of American Car Clubs UK. This 87 year old vehicle is being sold regrettably due to lack of suitable storage space and is being offered for sale at a very realistic price.
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