1926 Buick Master Model 26-47
David Dunbar Buick founder of Buick car mfg. stayed on as a
director but left in 1908, never making much money from the
enterprise. He died in 1929, reportedly unable to afford one of his
cars. Durant kept the name for one of his company divisions and for
the car, even though he worried that people might pronounce it
'Boo-ick', according to one author.
For consignment ,a very original car with plenty of patina, however
in running condition but in need of what the consigner states as a
"few odds and ends to make it street-able" however without being
specific we do not know as to exactly what is needed.
All bathed in patina black this 4 door sedan stands on 21 inch wood
spoke wheels also in black. A little bit of rust can be seen on the
hood and areas of chipped off paint and some rust are seen
throughout. Glass is all clear and chrome headlight bezels and
bumpers are in good condition. A canvas top is on the roof panel
and a metal visor is noted on top of the windshield. The dogbone
radiator cover has gone missing although the Moto meter radiator
cap is still with the car.
Some water stains and slightly tattered mohair covers the door
panels. Inside a tuck and roll overstuffed front bench is showing
in dark brown mohair and has some areas of the mohair rubbed off.
Another bench is in the back with plenty of legroom for the rear
passengers. A simple dash in black is up front and is looking like
the control panel to a coal plant rather than the typical dash with
its interesting design. The original wood rimmed steering wheel is
fronting the dash. More mohair for the top headliner and water
damaged and some missing carpeting is on the floors.
Under the hood is a 207ci inline 6-cylinder mill. It has a 1-barrel
carburetor and a 3-speed manual transmission on back with a 4.90
Underneath some surface rust and thick layer of road dirt are seen.
It has mechanical drum brakes and leaf spring suspension. Body
hangers and running boards show some rust accumulation but are
It runs and shifts smoothly, steering is a little tough and you'll
need to plan ahead on braking, but it is in working condition.
These Buicks are fab when fully restored and this one does work and
run but will need TLC. Not too many around anymore, but we have a
working example right in our hallways.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located 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 our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.