1924 Buick Doctor Coupe
My dad bought Buicks. He was a doctor and in his day, Buick was
still the "doctor's car."
It got that reputation early on, because it was reliable. Doctors
needed reliability because, in the early years of the twentieth
century, most doctors were country doctors. When the telephone rang
at two in the morning to tell the doctor that Mrs. Smith had gone
into labor, the doctor needed a car that would get him to the Smith
farm. Doctors drove Buicks.
Other than the above, there is absolutely no reason this car
through any features, or configurations, was made for a doctor. As
above they were reliable. Then there is the Cadillac factor.
Doctors were paid by patients and pulling up in a Cadillac may give
them impression that they have plenty of money, and because of this
stigma, they may just not opt to pay. SO Doctors bought the Buick,
as it was less ostentatious, still had plenty of luxury, and they
were more apt to get paid! It can also be known as the model
First and foremost, this car is a barn find. It has aged well,
however will need more than just a simple buffing to bring it up to
snuff. Light blue with literally hundreds of rust spots peppering
the exterior. A black top does not seem to be suffering from the
same affliction as the blue body and is structurally strong and
rust free. Black fenders connected by a running board run along
each side of the car. 2 doors with ring style handles and a trunk,
or "turtle deck" along with the long hood, make up the body of this
5-window car. Four wooden spoked wheels along with 2 mounted on rim
spares are seen on this car.
Yards of mohair in a brown color way, with a few dark brownstripes
cover the front driver's seat, as well as the rear bench seat.
Called a "country club setup" this configuration allowed a lady to
still be Chauffer driven, but not in a massive limousine, however
still comfortably appointed. A small folding hinged forward jump
seat is seen on the passenger side. It doubles as a foot rest when
it is tipped forward. This jump seat allows access to the rear seat
as well as a storage area for potential medical bags, luggage or
golf clubs. Mohair adorns the door panels as well and the headliner
to boot. Carpeting can be seen on the floor.
A massive inline 6-cylinder Buick power plant sits under the
folding hood. The engine does turn over and we got it to spit and
sputter, but not stay running. Updraft fuel system is seen, and
this engine is overhead valve. The transmission is thought to be a
3-speed which needs to be double clutched, as most cars of this
size were for the time.
A massive car when sitting next to a typical Model A. Plenty of
interior space and has the potential to be a nice car with some
work. The Buick Doctor's coupe, for the wealthy who wanted to
remain fairly anonymous.
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find
collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania,
conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76
Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and
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