Lot 187 - 1928 Buick Master Six
|Odometer reading||59,688 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,452|
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 Buick was purchased by the vendor whilst on an overseas trip to Portugal. He and his father fell in love with the lines of this American classic, purchased the car there and then and shipped the car back to the UK. Being knowledgeable classic car enthusiasts, throughout their stewardship the car has systematically undergone work, including an engine rebuild and as such presents in very good order today. The wooden artillery wheels are in good condition; the car certainly defies its 93 years of age. With an engine that starts on the button, we are advised by the vendor she drives well with no known faults. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this Buick is regrettably being sold due to lack of storage space.
Previous lotLot 186 - 1976 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S
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