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10 March 2012

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Lot 114

1925 Buick Master Six Sport Roadster

  • Chassis no. 1277279

Sold for $52,250

Model 25-54. 70 bhp, 255 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, full-floating rear axle, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 128"

• Showroom-displayed for 40 years

• Striking color combination

Despite the fact that throughout its storied history, Buick enjoyed an enviable reputation as a maker of stylish and reliable cars with advanced engineering, it faced considerable competition for sales within the crowded market of the 1920s. In particular, Walter P. Chrysler’s cars were a big hit from their June 1925 debut, and Buick fought back by continually updating its styling over a five-year cycle. The last of the four-cylinder Buicks disappeared after 1924; the next year both the Standard and Master lines featured six-cylinder power. Of course, the ‘six’ featured Buick’s trademark “valve-in-head” OHV design, the legacy of famed Buick engineer Walter L. Marr.

A large part of Buick’s strong appeal was gained from its wide model range, with a number of attractive open and closed body styles cloaked in a number of distinctive and handsome color combinations. In particular, the dashing Model 25-54 3-Passenger Sport Coupe was priced at $1,785, with just 1,917 examples produced. In addition to its relatively long 128-inch wheelbase, this model’s many distinctive standard features included a windshield-mounted sun visor, a golf-bag door, a rumble seat, dual whitewall spare tires mounted at the rear, step plates and a Moto-Meter to monitor engine coolant temperatures.

This handsomely presented 1925 Model 25-54 Sport Roadster benefits from an older restoration, and it was acquired by the current owner-collector in the Denver, Colorado area. Prior to that, it was displayed within a showroom for approximately 40 years. It is described by the current owner as remaining in very good condition and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, features a particularly striking color combination. Quite rare when new and even more so today, this 1925 Buick Sport Roadster is a highly attractive and desirable alternative to the much more common Fords and Chevrolets of the era.

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