<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958

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Lot 156
1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer

US$ 24,000 - 34,000
£ 20,000 - 28,000
To be sold without reserve
Withdrawn
1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer
Chassis no. 786958

242ci OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
60bhp at 3,100rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear Drum Brakes

*Desirable and Powerful, Six-cylinder, Overhead-valve Engine
*Beautifully restored inside and out
*Excellent Touring car with room for five and adequate performance
*A past and future Concours d'Elegance contender



BUICK AUTOMOBILES

Inventor David Dunbar Buick built his first automobile in Detroit, Michigan in 1903. More designer than businessman, Buick's lack of talent in the latter role led to a number of changes of ownership in the firm's early years before its founder was eventually eased out in 1908, his departure from the Buick Motor Company coinciding with its establishment as the cornerstone of new owner William C Durant's General Motors. Under Durant's stewardship production rose dramatically from 750 cars in 1905 to 8,802 in 1908 when Buick's most popular model was the four-cylinder Model 10, priced at $900 and a direct competitor for Ford's Model T. The first six-cylinder models appeared as part of the 1916 line-up and their refined and flexible overhead-valve engines would help establish Buick's image as a quality automobile for the prosperous owner/driver. By 1922, the overhead-valve six-cylinder engine had settled on a capacity of 242ci (3,967cc), producing 60bhp, and the '22 model year cars were available in two wheelbase lengths and eight different body styles.

The 1922 Buick models retained the attractive styling as in previous years, with the radiator and hood lines of smooth, modern design, as well as various upgrades and improvements from the 1920 models, including electric headlamps with dimmer switch and a Willard storage battery. Buick's famous advertisement slogan around this time went; 'When Better Automobiles Are Built, Buick Will Build Them', A tagline that the GM division would use for many years. These cars are of high quality, are elegantly styled, and offer good power from the innovative overhead-valve, six-cylinder engines.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular top-of-the-line, 1922 Buick 22-45 six-cylinder five-passenger Touring car presents beautifully inside and out, finished with an attractive scheme of Butterscotch-colored bodywork with neatly accenting brown fenders. The interior is upholstered in vinyl under a khaki canvas top piped in brown, and both remain in very good condition. The varnished wooden steering wheel, which gives the driver a feel of control and demand while operating the Buick, is in great condition, as is the lovely woodwork and trim found on the interior. Accessories include wind-wings, a useful feature when touring, and a rear mounted spare tire. Fully restored some time ago to the highest standards and original specification, it is described as in generally good condition, with good chassis and very good body and interior. Both Antique Automobile Club of America, and various French-Canadian car club batches are affixed to the front bumper, indicating the Buick has been shown at Concours d'Elegance events in the past. Purchased from a prominent East Coast based collection of important motorcars, where the car was kept in a climate-controlled, comfort from 2016 until it was acquired more recently, it had been serviced and maintained as needed.

A fine example of one of America's finest large touring cars of the early 1920s, this powerful six-cylinder Buick has seen little use since comprehensively restored.

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<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
<b>1922 Buick Model 22-45 5-Passenger Tourer  </b><br />Chassis no. 786958
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