1909 Buick

Model 10 Touring $85,000



Buick is currently the oldest still-active American automotive make, and among the oldest automobile brands in the world. It originated as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899, an independent internal combustion engine and motor-car manufacturer, and was later incorporated as the Buick Motor Company on May 19, 1903, by Scottish born David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan. Later that year, the struggling company was taken over by James H. Whiting who moved it to his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and brought in William C. Durant in 1904 to manage his new acquisition. Buick sold his stock for a small sum upon departure, and died in modest circumstances 25 years later. Durant was a natural promoter, and Buick soon became the largest car maker in America. Using the profits from this, Durant embarked on a series of corporate acquisitions, calling the new megacorporation General Motors. At first, the manufacturers comprising General Motors competed against each other, but Durant ended that. He wanted each General Motors division to target one class of buyer, and in his new scheme, Buick was near the top — only the Cadillac brand had more prestige. Buick occupies this position to this day in the General Motors lineup. The ideal Buick customer is comfortably well off, possibly not quite rich enough to afford a Cadillac, nor desiring the ostentation of one, but definitely in the market for a car above the norm.

The Buick Model 10 was introduced in 1908 and was continued in 1909 with a wider variety of body styles available. Riding on a 92" wheelbase, it's 165 CuIn Four produced 22.5 HP, putting it squarely in the middle of the Buick offerings that year. Buick maintained it status as the #2 Selling Auto Company in 1910. The Model 10 Touring was priced at $1,250.00

This exceptional example was treated to a complete nut and bolt body off restoration to very high standards and has covered very few miles since. The car has been shown sparingly in the Southwest Ohio area, but really would be a show field virgin outside of the immediate area. The car runs and drives perfectly and needs nothing to be driven and enjoyed as is, but I would go collect a bunch of trophies first

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