Buick Model 10 Touring Runabout
Buick’s leadership and early innovation is shown in the Model 10, which quickly became the company’s best-selling model. More than 4,000 examples were built in the first year, 8,100 the next, and during 1910, its last year, production approached 11,000, by far the greatest of any Buick model until 1914. The owner of this particular example acquired the car after long-term display in a southern museum, and it continues to display a high quality older restoration, evidently benefiting from many years of careful and sympathetic preservation.
Originally priced from just $900, the Model 10 was a resounding commercial success. Today, this high quality example is freshly detailed and remains drivable, show-worthy, and complete with an extensive history file dating back to its acquisition by the museum in 1967.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2009 at the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida and in October of 2010 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
22.5bhp, 165 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, two-speed planetary transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, live rear axle with fully-elliptic leaf springs, and two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 90".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel