Buick Master Six Sport Roadster
Despite the fact that throughout its storied history, Buick enjoyed an enviable reputation as a maker of stylish and reliable cars with advanced engineering, it faced considerable competition for sales within the crowded market of the 1920s. In particular, Walter P. Chrysler’s cars were a big hit from their June 1925 debut, and Buick fought back by continually updating its styling over a five-year cycle. The last of the four-cylinder Buicks disappeared after 1924; the next year both the Standard and Master lines featured six-cylinder power. Of course, the ‘six’ featured Buick’s trademark “valve-in-head” OHV design, the legacy of famed Buick engineer Walter L. Marr.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
70 bhp, 255 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, full-floating rear axle, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 128"
Source: RM Auctions