1928 McLaughlin Buick Saloon
Lot 312
1928 McLaughlin-Buick Model 28.50C Master Six Sedan Chassis no. 140873 Engine no. 2055727
Sold for £10,833 (US$ 16,989) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1928 McLaughlin-Buick Model 28.50C Master Six Sedan
Registration no. PX 8144
Chassis no. 140873
Engine no. 2055727

Footnotes

  • This right-hand drive Buick Master Six was manufactured by General Motors' McLaughlin subsidiary in Canada. Founded in 1867 by Robert McLaughlin in Oshawa, Ontario, McLaughlin was Canada's most successful carriage maker and a firm renowned for its quality of construction: 'One Grade Only And That The Best'. Indeed, it was widely acknowledged at the time that the McLaughlin-built bodies were superior to those of their American cousins. This particular model was known in the UK as the 'Pullman Limousine'.

    The vendor purchased the Buick in 1993, it having been barn stored for many years following a firewall/engine bay fire. With the car came another 1928 Buick: a Master Six brought into the UK from Jersey where it had been completely dismantled to prevent its use by the occupying German forces. Thus he obtained a substantial quantity of spare parts to assist with the rebuild.

    The vendor then set about a complete restoration, as the accompanying photographic records show, returning the car to its original and most luxurious specification. This being Buick's most expensive model, the latter includes leather front seats, a glass panelled partition and a spacious rear compartment complete with twin built-in occasional seats, making it a very desirable and practical seven-seater. An imposing sight, the car is finished in maroon/black with red carpets and black upholstery to the front compartment with beige to the rear.

    Unfortunately the Buick came without any logbook and the DVLA would not issue another without proof of its original registration number. 'PX' being a Sussex registration mark, the vendor was able with the help of the West Sussex County Archives to establish that the number 'PX 8144' had been issued in 1928 to a Buick, enabling him to retrieve the car's original registration.

    Driven less than 200 miles since its restoration's completion in 1995, this magnificent Buick sedan is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Swansea V5 document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the near side rear brake is currently stuck on and will require attention. The Clutch is also stuck, however run exceptionally well.
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