Here’s an interesting piece of history—an operable pre-WWI Buick. The seller states, “If you are looking for a fun, brass-era touring car at an entry-level price, here is your chance.” Genuine wood spokes, right-hand drive, and an eye-catching profile are all part of this particular car’s package.
The seller says it has a touring car chassis with a roadster body, which means it’s slightly longer than other roadsters of the period, and that made room for a larger trunk to be fitted at the rear. A few items are still needed before it’s considered complete, according to the seller, including rear fenders, splash aprons, and a shroud to cover the shifting and brake levers. But aside from that, this 1913 Buick Model 24 is said to run great on the road, boogying up to 40 mph without a hitch. It currently has no windshield or top, but that’s not out of the ordinary for roadsters of this period, and it should make it that much more entertaining to drive.
Vintage American cars like this are an acquired taste, but they can be quite fun when properly set up. Excellent examples have been known to bring upwards of $30k and higher, depending on condition. See how this one’s doing here.