<i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367
Lot 251¤
From the collection of Jim Hearn
1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau
Engine no. 1367
Sold for US$ 68,200 inc. premium

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<i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367 <i>From the collection of Jim Hearn</i><BR /><B>1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau</B><BR />Engine no. 1367
From the collection of Jim Hearn
1910 Buick Model 16 Toy Tonneau
Engine no. 1367
318ci Overhead Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Carburetor
48bhp at 1,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear Mechanical Brakes

*Extremely attractive and sporty, toy tonneau
*A high quality authentic restoration
*A powerful, fast and well-balanced sports model
*Runs great and has brisk performance
*These Buicks represent tremendous value for the performance


THE EARLY BUICKS

By 1911 the company founded by David Dunbar Buick, the Buick Manufacturing Company of Flint, Michigan, was an important player in the US auto industry both in sales numbers and success in competition. After going through numerous reorganizations and changes of management, Buick had really stepped up its game with the involvement of super-salesman William C. Durant in 1904. Durant used Buick as one of the cornerstones of his new General Motors Corporation, and it remains so today.

Buick produced 29,425 units in the calendar year 1910, making it one of the industry's major producers. The 1910 Buick line was wide-ranging: from a tiny 2-cylinder chain-drive roadster through 10 different series and models, all of those being larger automobiles with 4-cylinder engines. The Model 16 represented the mid-priced 4-cylinder offering. Its cast-iron engine block was of 318 cubic inch displacement (4½ x 5" bore and stroke) and developed 48bhp. The healthy sized engine in the relatively light chassis displayed very good power and performance for its size. It featured mechanical valve lifters and a single Stromberg carburetor. There was shaft drive from the 3-speed transmission and a multi-disc clutch to the rear axle. Steering was by worm and nut. A top and windshield were optional.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Buick Model 16 sports a fresh and high quality restoration. Nicely finished in red with a full complement of striping, all he correct brass on the Buick is in fine shape. The interior has authentic and well-done tufted leather upholstery. The engine compartment is tidy and nothing looks out of place.

The body is the highly desirable toy tonneau, the sportiest tourer available. To compliment this racy bodywork Buick equipped the car with an extended hood. The compact tonneau could be removed if desired, converting the Buick into a roadster.

The over 5-liter 4-cylinder engine has Buick's trademark overhead valves; these engines are well regarded for their strong performance and reliability. Recently test driven by a member of the Bonhams team, the Buick showed remarkable performance and really moved down the road. The car proved easy to start and had fine road manners.

Fine examples of Buick Model 16s are difficult to find and toy tonneau bodied examples are very scarce. With its fine restoration, great looks and strong performance this Buick will not disappoint.

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