<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118

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Lot 88
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1908 Buick Model F Touring

Sold for US$ 45,920 inc. premium
Offered from the Philip Reed Collection
1908 Buick Model F Touring
Chassis no. 12118

159ci Horizontally-Opposed 2-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
22bhp at 1,200rpm
2-Speed Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Wonderfully restored
*Unique Maroon over grape color scheme
*Perfect for antique car tours


THE BUICK MODEL F

David Dunbar Buick's main claim to posterity will be his invention of a means to porcelain-coat cast iron bathtubs, but his name is perhaps better associated with the motor cars that bore his name. It was a fairly shaky start at the turn of the century when Buick focused his attentions on petrol engine manufacturing, and it was not until 1903 that the first Buick production model appeared. William Crapo Durant took the helm of Buick in 1904 and provided the necessary financial backing. Later when DeWaters joined the company in 1905, his influence greatly assisted the fledgling company which was later to grow into the world's biggest motor manufacturing concern, General Motors. Early models were powered by twin-cylinder, inline engines with two-speed and reverse planetary transmission with chain final drive. Production in 1904 was just 37 cars but by 1907 this had grown to a substantial 4,641 units, second only in production terms to Ford that year. The Model F was powered by a two-cylinder in line engine with bore and stroke of 4.5 x 5 inches, displacing 159cu.in. (2.6 liters.)

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This is a wonderfully restored example of the Buick Model F. This open tourer certainly helps to define the wonderful details found on cars during the pre-Great War period, and as such, features plenty brass fittings festooned across the body. Wearing a warm toned scheme of Maroon over a grape leather upholstery, both show with little flaw. Furthermore, the running gear appears to be in equally good condition as the underside of the car is lacking in any serious corrosion.

With the top down and both of its cylinders chuffing away, this Buick makes for an endlessly charming automobile. It has been in the Philip Reed collection for approximately thirty years. Such a finely restored example with most certainly be welcome into any collection.

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<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
<b>1908 Buick Model F Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 12118
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