1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244

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Lot 54
One of only 3 known survivors
1904 BUCKMOBILE RUNABOUT

Sold for US$ 44,000 inc. premium
1904 BUCKMOBILE RUNABOUT

Chassis no. 244

Munson Brothers T-Head 2-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
Approximately 15bhp
2-Speed Planetary Transmission with Chain Drive
Leaf Spring Suspension
Single Transmission Brake

*One of only 3 known survivors
*Charming early horseless carriage
*Unique suspension system
*Some recent sympathetic restoration work carried out
*Subject to VCC accreditation; a strong 2 cylinder London-to-Brighton participant



THE BUCKMOBILE

Approximately 40 Buckmobiles were produced from 1903 to 1905 in Utica, New York. One of the countless manufacturers of early automobiles to make a valiant effort at capturing the public's eye before faltering, the Albert Seaton-designed Buckmobile was well-received at its introduction at the New York Auto Show in January, 1903. The company claimed that its unique suspension, comprising a pair of longitudinal semi-elliptical steel leaf springs and a pair of longitudinal ash planks acting as shock absorbers, allowed the car to travel "without the slightest vibration over the most uneven roads." These were costly vehicles for the time, retailing at $1,200 in Utica, but their light weight and quite powerful motors gave them surprising speed. After trying to increase production from two units per week to one unit a day, the company ran out of capital in 1904.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This rare Buckmobile two-seat runabout with a two-cylinder water-cooled engine is believed to be just one of just two or three survivors. The body wears a cast metal plaque numbered "244", and the framing is inscribed with the Roman numeral for 36, making it likely that it was the 36th body manufactured. The "244" might simply have been a marketing ploy to make it appear to customers that the firm had produced many more vehicles than it had. Part of a Pennsylvania collection for many years, it was acquired by the consignor in non-running condition at Bonhams 2012 Preserving The Automobile Auction at The Simeone Automotive Museum. He has since put a great deal of effort and expense into making it entirely roadworthy again, the work including the manufacture of four new wood-spoked wheels, a distributor, brass radiator shell, and many other pieces. The wooden body and black leather-covered seats are in beautiful condition. This early automobile would be a worthy addition to any collection of early automobiles and a great candidate for the annual London-to Brighton Veteran Car Run, subject to VCC accreditation.
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1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
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1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
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1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
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1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
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1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
1904 BUCKMOBILE  RUNABOUT  Chassis no. 244
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