The 37 Buick Coupe is without doubt one of the most impressive US Automotive designs from the late 1930's and one of the first creations of legendary GM designer Harley Earl. The prescence, build quality and style offered by Buick at this time was phenomenal and these cars have gone down in history as being one of the true greats of the art-deco period.
We recently imported the car from Southern California where it has resided in the Los Angeles area all it's life. The body is incredible... rust free, accident free and dent free! Incredibly, it is still wearing its original black coach laquer from 1937! This is the most genuine original example you could ever hope to find. An incredible testament to its 80 year history....probably our best antique Buick find of the decade. This car has not been cosmetically restored so close inspection will of course reveal the paint is very very old with touch-ins! Bumpers are original with no dents or evidence of ever having been re-chromed. This really is a unique example!
Now this is where it gets even more interesting .....in recent years the Buick has received a full mechanical rebuild and has been sympathetically upgraded to enable total reliability and successful participation in classic rally events. The original 248ci Dynaflash 'Straight 8' has been fully rebuilt with new pistons, bearings, valves, gaskets, seals etc etc. The car has furthermore been upgraded with a professional 12volt conversion, Electronic ignition, Hi-Torque aluminium starter-motor, high ouput Alternator, Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetter, heated seats and a rev counter! Perfect original 3 speed floor transmission, with new clutch, rebuilt axle, brakes and steering make this one of the best driving 37 Buicks you will ever find. The car is off the button, totally releiable, powerful and an absolute joy to drive on the road.
Completely original and unrestored with the exception of the seat which has been re-upholstered in the original broad-cloth. Incredibly the car still has its original headlining and door cards with no rips or tares! All gauges work correctly and the time clock has been sympathetically replaced with a period looking rev counter. Original ‘Banjo’ steering wheel is in fabulous condition too.
All in all this is a wonderful unrepeatable car. It was hand-picked by us on the ground in California and has not seen any UK wet weather or salt. If you are looking for a rare original 2-door Buick to drive or display, this would be very hard to beat. It is a unique and unrepeatable car and constitutes a great investment.
£21,995 sorry not looking for a p/x
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Huddersfield HD9 1AF.
Nick 07966 249107
Ian 07775 603706