Buick Limited Phaeton
Under company President Harlow Curtice during the mid-to-late 1930s, Buick solidified its enviable reputation for luxury, refinement, superior engineering and surprisingly affordable pricing, becoming a serious rival to Cadillac, its fellow GM division.
In particular, the Series 80 Limited provided seating for six passengers in four closed and two open body styles, all on the 133-inch wheelbase previously reserved for the Roadmaster. Series 90, on the other hand, offered seating for eight passengers with three closed body styles and a 140-inch wheelbase. With a reputation for exceptional build quality and considered one of America’s most glamorous automobiles of the immediate prewar era. While 1940 was the final year that side-mounted spares graced a Buick automobile, it was also the final year the Model 80 Limited was offered.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Early-1950s Buick OHV inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 133"
Source: RM Auctions