1910 Buick Model 10 Convertible
(Featured on 24th May 2014)
Model: Model 10
Sellers original description:
This 1910 Buick Model 10 Touring Double Roadster is a prime example of the quality, performance and style that made Buick one of America's most popular automobiles and the centerpiece of Billy Durant's new General Motors. A wonderful brass era horseless carriage which is ready to show, drive, and enjoy and a great car for Historic touring.
In 1910 Buick built nearly 10,000 more automobiles than Ford. Production of the Model 10 alone, with its 22.5 horsepower 165 cubic inch (3 3/4" X 3 3/4") 4 cylinder engine and two-speed planetary gearbox, was 10,998 cars, over half of Ford's 1910 Model T production of 19,050 units. Identified by their bright white paint, the Buick Bugs driven by Bob Burman and Louis Chevrolet ruled America's race tracks.
Restored in cream livery accented with red coach lines it has black button-tufted leather upholstery, a black cloth top and an abundance of bright brass highlights including radiator, acetylene headlights, wheel hubs, windshield frame, steering column, horn, instrument panel, acetylene generator and taillight. It’s painted and detailed wooden artillery wheels and running boards accent the coachwork and brass. The restoration was correctly done and detailed to high standards and with a freshly rebuilt engine, magneto and carburetor it runs extremely well and starts on the first pull. Transmission oilers have also been added.
This is a significant automobile and one that will be driven proudly around town, in parades and on open road tours of brass era automobiles while also being shown proudly and with great satisfaction. Buick proudly proclaimed, 'When better cars are built, Buick with build them' and this 1910 Buick Model 10 Touring proves the veracity of its claim.