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Formerly in the collection of Don C. Boulton 1907 Buick Model G Roadster Chassis no. 4289 Engine no. 7592

Sold for US$58,800 inc. premium
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Formerly in the collection of Don C. Boulton
1907 Buick Model G Roadster

Formerly in the collection of Don C. Boulton
1907 Buick Model G Roadster
Chassis no. 4289
Engine no. 7592

159ci, 2-Cylinder Horizontally-Opposed Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor, 22bhp at 1,200rpm
2-Speed Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Offered from long term private ownership
*Beautifully presented
*Renowned quality restoration by Don C. Boulton


David Dunbar Buick's main claim to posterity will be his invention of a means to porcelain-coat cast iron bathtubs, but his name is perhaps better associated with the motor cars that bore his name. It was a fairly shaky start at the turn of the century when Buick focused his attentions on petrol engine manufacturing, and it was not until 1903 that the first Buick production model appeared. William Crapo Durant took the helm of Buick in 1904 and provided the necessary financial backing. Later when DeWaters joined the company in 1905, his influence greatly assisted the fledgling company which was later to grow into the world's biggest motor manufacturing concern, General Motors. Early models were powered by twin-cylinder, inline engines with two-speed and reverse planetary transmission with chain final drive. Production in 1904 was just 37 cars but by 1907 this had grown to a substantial 4,641 units, second only in production terms to Ford that year. The Model G was powered by a two-cylinder in line engine with bore and stroke of 4.5 x 5 inches, displacing (2.6 liters.) Some 535 Two-Passenger Roadsters were built in 1907.


The present owner of this automobile is a long-term collector of the finest examples of brass era automobiles. Through the majority of his collecting period, he was able to share his passion with local aficionado and renowned restored and collector Don C. Boulton, who sadly passed in 2018 and whose collection we offer earlier today. Over the course of many years, Mr. Boulton educated and assisted in the development of this collection, and from time to time, they would trade cars among themselves. In this case, that is precisely what occurred. The arrival of this Buick into the stable was exchanged for a Rambler which was in need of restoration.

The history of the Buick is not well recorded, but it has clearly been the subject of one of Mr. Boulton's exceptional and well detailed restorations. From 'top to tail' the car looks every bit the catalogue model that Buick offered in those days. It is equipped with very fine accessories including Gray & Davis torpedo headlights, scuttle mounted side lights and even a rather charming flying bird hood ornament atop its bold Buick radiator.

Carefully displayed in a private museum setting, the Buick has seen only modest use in the course of the last few years, yet on recent inspection started and ran easily and has subsequently been fully detailed and recommissioned in preparation for its sale.

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