1924 BUICK SERIES 23 -SIX TOURING - $Auction
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Arizona event, 18 - 19 January 2018. Estimates:$20,000 - $25,000 Buick restyled its models for 1924 with a handsome modern design, matching the excellent, powerful valve-in-head engine under the hood, and new four-wheel drum brakes. The result was a powerful, beautifully built mid-priced car with fine engineering that would stand the test of time. Buick justifiably advertised the model as being the subject of universal comment and, memorably, The Standard of Comparison literally the standard by which all other automobiles in its class were measured.The car offered here, an upmarket six-cylinder model, is a fine example of just how well these Buicks would last with good care. It is one of two automobiles acquired for this collection in 2005 from the family of the late Robert C. Gardner of Center Sandwich, New Hampshire; the other is the 1941 Packard that Mr. Gardners father bought new. It is conceivable that the equally well-preserved Buick had also enjoyed long-term family ownership before Mr. Gardner took it over in 1975.Sale paperwork indicates that the Buick recorded 15,243 miles at the time of its sale; it has had only 16 more miles added over the years, mainly in regular servicing. It was cosmetically restored some years ago, with more recent black paint and a top, which show only minor wear. Wonderful accessories include the correct side curtains, a covered rear-mounted spare matching the wooden artillery-style wheels, and a folding luggage fence on the running board. The car is accompanied by two original copies of the owners manual for the model.A charming entry-level automobile for the Nickel Era enthusiast new to the hobby or the passionate Buick collector, this handsome touring represents Flints Finest at its very best.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/AZ18.
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- RefCode: TA1101447