1934 Buick 66 Series Rumble Seat Coupe
It is felt that the current owner is the 3rd or 4th owner.
The last owner bought the car in the late 60's and started restoring her. By the early 70's this beauty was complete. New (original) interior, rebuilt original straight 8, 278 ci, 100 HP (engine # 2876489). new paint, etc. Nut and Bolt restoration.
The car went on to win regional and local shows regularly and was featured on the cover of the AACA's national publication one month. The car was stunning.
In the early 80's the owner suffered some major health issues and was no longer able to drive this or any of his other collector cars. He set out to selling them, but it wasn't as easy back then as it is today. It turns out that in 2004, the car was eventually sold to the current owner who lived in the same town of Essex, CT. Unfortunately, the car had been sitting since the mid 80's. The current owner got the car up and running and has driven her regularly, probably 500-800 miles a year locally. The odometer shows 57,000 miles and those are believed to be correct, however, much less has been put on her since the restoration. The current owner is a collector who truly enjoys his cars, getting them out and driven as often as he can. He maintains them but hasn't restored any of them. This car fits that mold exactly, it's been brought back, cleaned up, enjoyed and minor work done here and there to keep her on the road.
This coupe has the two fender mount spares, rumble seat upholstered in heavy duty leather, rear mounted trunk, brake light, heater, gauge lights and fog lights.
She starts right up and idles smoothly, she does smoke a little on start up but that fades as she warms up. The clutch is a little tight and grabs quickly, but once you're driving her, you get used to it pretty quickly and she really is a comfortable, fun car to cruise in.
Most of this car is in solid, good condition. Under the hood is respectable.. a little oily but could be cleaned up and detailed to look better than she does. The under carriage is also very solid and clean but not concours painted clean, the glass is all in very good condition not delaminating or cracked.
The biggest shortcoming is the paint. Repainted in lacquer in a deep red back in the late 60's-early 70's, it has now cracked and chipped with age as lacquers are known to do. From 10 feet she looks pretty good.. get closer and all those imperfections show up.
I feel that with some deep cleaning and detailing, metal polishing, etc. this car could be brought up quite a bit. Would you take home trophies as the previous owner did? probably not but people will still gather round and enjoy seeing this wonderful old car.
She is turn key and can be jumped in and driven and enjoyed with out needing anything major.
Clean her up, detail her and repaint her and you'd be back on the concours greens again.
Asking price on this once gorgeous, curvaceous red head, 66 Series RS Coupe is $31,000.
Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person, or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.