1911 Buick Other Model 26
1911 Buick Model 26 Roadster. Runabout. Convertible. Excellent. Off frame restoration to exacting standards. The previous owner loved and cared for this great automobile for over 60 years. It was reportedly given to him as a birthday gift by the original owner his Grandfather in 1951. His Great Grandfather was James H. Whiting. Mr. Whiting was President of the Flint Wagon Works. In the early 1900’s with the Automobile becoming increasingly popular; Mr. Whiting purchased a failing stationary engine company from Detroit. He also hired the companies’ chief engineer and former owner to work for him. The Engineers name was David Dunbar Buick. Mr. Whiting told Mr. Buick when you can build an automobile that can drive from Flint to Detroit and back in a day, e will go into the Automobile business. Mr. Buick did just that. Now that Mr. Whiting had a great machine to sell he needed a great salesman. He hired the best salesman in Flint an ambitious man by the name of William Crapo Durant. Mr. Whiting had to convince Mr. Durant to leave the buggy business for the newfangled automobile. This was a process that took several weeks. Within a few short years Mr. Durant would buy the Buick Motor Company from Mr. Whiting and grow the company into General Motors. To say this car is rare is an understatement. Production estimates report 1000 1911 Model 26 Roadsters were built. How many could still exist? Not many.This wonderful Buick is finished in green with light yellow chassis and gold coach stripe. Green Leather Interior and Black cloth top. the 4 inch bore 4 inch stroke (4x4). 201 cubic inch 34 brake horsepower overhead valve 4 cylinder engine. Crank Start. Schebler Carburetor. Exhaust Cut-Out. 100 inch wheelbase. Three speed manual transmission with reverse. Upgraded to a Dave Hentschel Distributor for modern touring. 12 Volt. Splitdorf Coil Box. Stewart Model 11 Speedometer. Optional Convertible Top. Loaded with Brass trim. Optional Brass Windshield with Mirror. Brass Headlamps. Brass Cowl Lamps. Brass Tail lamp. Brass Carbide Generator. Rear mounted spare tire. Cocoa Step Plate. Twelve volt electric Headlamps and a tail lamp have been added for convenience and safety. A brake lamp has been added for safety as well.This is a wonderful Brass Era Roadster. Would be excellent for HCCA (Horseless Carriage Club of America) or AACA (Antique Automobile of America) club events and tours. Ready to Drive, how, nd Enjoy. “When better cars are built Buick will build them.” SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS.Call with Questions 419-668-1884 Pete or Andy 8am-8pm EST.YES we can send you more photos Call 419-668-1884.YOU MUST CALL 419-668-1884 BEFORE YOU BID. OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. THIS IS BECUASE OF ALL THE NON-PAY BIDDERS.ASK ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BID. Have the FUNDS IN HAND to PURCHASE this automobile BEFORE YOU BID. Check with your Bank, redit Union, ife, irlfriend, usband, oyfriend, oss, uddies in the car club, other in law, ther Relatives, og, at, oldfish, r anyone else you need to check with BEFORE YOU BID.If you are the winning bidder you must contact us at the end of auction. By phone or e-mail including your current phone number, ame, nd address. BY WINNING THE BID YOU HAVE NOW AGREED TO PAY FOR YOUR PURCHASE. Within the 3 day allotted time as stated in the auction.SOLD AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY. WE WILL HELP ARRANGE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE AT BUYER'S EXPENSE. TO BE PAID FOR UPON CLOSE OF AUCTION, Y BANK TO BANK MONEY WIRE TRANSFER, ASH IN PERSON, R OVER NIGHT CASHIER'S CHECK. WE WILL HOLD AUTOMOBILE UNTIL FUNDS ARE CLEARED BY OUR BANK. WE ENCOURAGE VIEWING OF THIS FINE CAR, N NORWALK OHIO AT YOUR CONVENIENCE, ITH PRIOR ARRANGEMENT. ASK ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. PLEASE CALL 419-668-1884 PETE OR ANDY 8AM-8PM EST.