1988 Buick Regal Coupe Winston Cup NASCAR VIN: 12 This car was built and owned by Stavola Brothers Racing, and was first driven as the #12 Miller High Life by Bobby Allison in 1988, his last racing year. After Allison's retirement this car was driven by Bobby Hillin. For both the 1988 and 1989 NASCAR seasons the car wore the Miller High Life livery. In 1990 the sponsorship at Stavola Brothers changed to Snickers. The car was driven first by Bobby Hillen and the later by Rick Wilson. 1992 the Stavola Brothers changed to Ford, so the Buick was sold to R&S Oval Track. It was purchased by Robert Ham, Auburn Alabama who raced car in the 1992 Arca season as #18. The Buick would pass through a few owners in the '90s who kept the car as a collectable until 2003, when it would be fully restored by Bill Elliott's motorsport shop in North Carolina. It has been driven minimally by its last owner, and has a fresh engine / transmission / differential with only about 2 hours on them. The car is currently set up in its road course configuration, making it ideal for historic racing events around the world.
*** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Buick Electra 225 1967 430 CU customized in very good condition 1967 Buick Electra 225 Hardtop saloon. Interior and body are in very beautiful condition. In 1967 this model became a new 7047 cc (430CU) V8 360 hp engine which took the place of the 401 and 425. The car has power steering, electric windows and electric seat adjuster. Car has Romanian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
Brewster & Co. of Queens, New York is one of America’s oldest and most storied coachbuilders. Originally formed in 1810 in New Haven, Connecticut, Brewster was America’s premier constructer of high quality coaches and wagons. At the turn of the 20th century, the horseless carriage was beginning to find favor among the wealthy, so with a move of operations to New York they began to focus their attention on building motor bodies for New York’s elite. By 1911, all carriage building had ceased and the company turned entirely to bodying the best motorcars in the world. It is perhaps a fitting testament to their quality that the first petrol powered car to wear a Brewster body was a Delaunay-Belleville; widely regarded as the very finest car of its era and of which Brewster would become the North American importer in 1905. In 1914, Brewster was selected by Rolls-Royce, Ltd. as sales official agents and by 1919 were the preferred body builders for their American market chassis built in Springfield, Massachusetts. This set Brewster on a pedestal above all other American coachbuilders. Concurrently, they began to offer cars of their own construction, mainly town cars of more compact proportions that were designed specifically for chauffeuring their clients around New York’s tight streets. Using a proprietary chassis, Brewsters were powered by expensive but exceptionally smooth Knight sleeve-valve engines and were instantly recognizable by their distinct oval radiators. Brewster pioneered many innovations in car building such as roll up windows, disappearing jump seats and the canted “Brewster Windshield” which reduced the glare of city street lights for chauffeurs. By 1925, Rolls-Royce bought the entire Brewster works outright, going on to sell nearly 450 cars with Brewster bodies. Led by John S Inskip, the designers at Brewster produced some of the most striking automobiles of the era. Following Rolls-Royce’s withdrawal from US production in 1931, Brewster was saved by Inskip (who was also the outgoing chairman of Rolls-Royce North America) and new, more affordable chassis were sought to keep the workshop busy. A partnership with Ford was initially promising, however that failed to materialize into long term success. Brewster continued to offer bodies for individual clients on mainly Ford and Buick chassis, though they could not recapture their earlier magic and the company was closed in 1938, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional quality and tasteful, beautiful styling. Likely one of the very last Brewster cars ever produced, this 1938 Buick wears an unusual and fascinating town car body by the famed Long Island coachbuilder. Finished in an attractive two-tone color scheme of blue main body sides over black fenders and hood, this Buick has been nicely restored and well preserved over the years and is ready to be enjoyed. The quality of the restoration is very good, with attractive paint and finishing. The Town Car body features an enclosed passenger compartment with a tan faux-cabriolet roof and disappearing roof for the front compartment. The rear passengers are treated to lovely gray broadcloth armchairs and panels, and a pair of occasional rear seats folds neatly into the floor – a Brewster signature. Bud vases, wood trimmed door caps and a sliding divider window add to the air of luxury. The quality of presentation is very good, clear evidence this car was properly restored and has been very well tended-to since then. The chauffeur’s cabin (this is a town car after all, and would have been exclusively chauffeur driven) is trimmed in black leather, which is appropriate as it was harder wearing for the duties of driving. A disappearing roof panel slides out to cover the driver in case of inclement weather. The dash is a handsome mix of painted metal surfaces, wood-grained panels and elegant Art Deco detailing. Buick’s trusty 248 Cubic Inch Dynaflash straight-eight presents well under the hood with proper graphics adorning the valve cover and presented well in Buick green paint with satin black ancillaries. The engine runs strong and the car has benefitted from a recent mechanical freshening. This rare and interesting Buick represents the end more than one era in automotive history- as one of the very last cars produced by Brewster, it marks the end of one of America’s great car builders. Also, as bespoke automobile bodies were falling out of favor, the outbreak of WWII and subsequent economic troubles would be the death knell for the industry as a whole. Thankfully, this Buick with its rare, high-quality and lovingly restored Brewster body has survived through the years as a monument to a bygone era. .
In the late 1920s, Buick was the go-to brand for understated luxury at General Motors. Cadillac always sat atop the throne at GM for style, equipment and flash, but Buick quietly offered several luxurious and advanced vehicles through the years that were often priced to compete with their luxury-centric siblings. Eight-cylinder engines were the fashionable choice for luxury cars at the time, though Buick was lagging behind the competition with its effective but passé six cylinder units. Rather late to the party, Buick launched three different straight eight engines in 1931. The three engines were outwardly similar but surprisingly, they shared very few common parts. At the entry level, for the 40 and 50 series got a 221 cubic inch unit. From there, the 60 series received a 272.6 cubic inch eight (later increased to 278.1), and the range topping 80 and 90 series were fitted with a big 345 cubic inch powerplant that developed a healthy 104 horsepower. From 1931 through the next three decades, Buick would be solely dedicated to producing eight-cylinder cars. In spite of the exciting new range of engines, Buick struggled in sales due to the dire economic conditions brought on by the Great Depression, and they desperately needed a boost. After plummeting sales through 1933, Buick introduced a very important new innovation: “Knee Action” independent front suspension. Developed by General Motors, Knee Action suspension was featured on Buick, Olds and Cadillac. It was a short/long arm design that was developed by a British-born engineer named Maurice Olley. The system used upper and lower control arms, coil springs mounted to a robust subframe. Olley’s design proved so effective it was built under license by Rolls-Royce, chosen by them over a similar system from Packard. The combination of the improved eight-cylinder engines, superior ride and road holding from the independent front suspension and numerous other safety and styling changes put Buick back on the road to recovery by the middle of the decade. Our featured example from Buick’s rebirth is a striking and handsome 1935 Model 67 (from the 60 series) wearing an understated yet stylish four-door, five passenger sedan body. Since receiving a comprehensive restoration, this wonderful automobile has covered just 4,500 miles and remains extremely attractive and ready for use. For starters, the styling on this Buick is simply marvelous. The elegant, split and laid-back grille flows into a subtly detailed hood with art-deco strakes on the side panels. Curvaceous fenders feature dual sidemount spare wheels wearing body-colored hard covers. Dual chrome trumpet horns, dual chrome Trippe Safety Speed Lights and chrome main headlamps suitably dress up the front end. In the rear, a matching trunk rides on a folding rack and twin tail lights are affixed to the fenders. A subtle gold pinstripe highlights the body swage line, which is repeated on the wheels. The full fenders, graceful curves and exquisite detailing combine to make an extremely elegant package. Taupe-colored cloth upholstery covers the seats, door panels and headlining. It is in excellent order, appearing very fresh and attractive. The highlight of the interior has to be the fantastic woodgrained dash, which features gold-detailed panels for the instruments, glovebox and central switches. The correct AC instruments appear in very good order, with a charming originality to them. The steering wheel features an unusual McLaughlin-Buick Canada horn button, revealing this car’s history in Quebec. The 278.1 cubic inch straight-eight is well detailed in correct Buick Green with black side and rocker covers. It shows some signs of light use, though remains very clean and tidy. A 3-speed manual transmission sends power rearward and the car performs very well thanks to the powerful engine, efficient brakes and independent front suspension. Buick’s most popular body style for 1935 was this, the practical, roomy and highly attractive four-door, Five-Passenger Sedan. Take a good look at our feature car and it easily becomes apparent why. Nearly 25,000 of the style were sold, however most rode on the entry-level 40 series chassis. 60-series production was but a fraction of its lesser siblings – with just 1,716 cars produced in 1935. Of those, a mere handful wore this handsome and understated body, making it a very rare and desirable automobile, indeed.
The Buick Motor Company was the cornerstone General Motors was built on. Charles Nash was President and General Manager of Buick by 1910 and oversaw a thriving automaker that sold nearly 30,000 automobiles in that year. Early Buicks included very small to very large automobiles, and trucks, that enabled the marque to compete throughout the industry. Buick also utilized racing extensively to establish a reputation for speed and durability. Early drivers including ‘Wild’ Bob Burman, Louis and Arthur Chevrolet, Lewis Strang and others raced Buicks; high profile races for production automobiles were held on Long Island, at Savannah, Indianapolis and Daytona Beach. Two bright red ‘Buick Bug’ racers were also constructed for Burman and Louis Chevrolet in 1910, who raced them around the country. These special ‘wind cheaters’ were equipped with huge 622 c.i. four-cylinder engines mounted in shortened single-seat racing chassis covered with streamlined bodies emblazoned with rams heads painted on the front of each car and were crowd favorites wherever they raced! Buick also offered sporting options for their regular customers. Both the popular Buick Model 10 on a 92-inch wheelbase and the larger Model 16 on a 112-inch wheelbase were available as sporting Roadsters. The Roadsters consisted of only two seats mounted on a standard chassis with a hood, cowl and fenders. Their construction was actually quite clever, however, allowing for exchange of a gas tank, a single rear seat or a wider rear seat that converted the car into a Tourabout or Surrey, all on the same chassis. This pretty 1910 Buick Model 16 Roadster is an older restoration, very well done and preserved in proper working order. In an era when only a single color was offered on many models, here the body, fenders, chassis and wheels are all finished in white. The appearance is all the more sporting for the single color, highlighted with red coach lines on the fenders, hood, wheels, frame and front axle. A brightly polished brass finish adorns the head lamps, radiator and script, coach lights mounted on the cowl and a large flared bulb horn. The brake and shift levers and wheel centers are also finished in polished brass. The simple instruments include a Stewart speedometer and mileage recorder and a brass oil sight gauge. An acetylene tank is mounted on the right side to provide gas for the lamps, while a round gasoline tank is mounted on the rear deck behind the two seats. Black tires are mounted on the wood spoke wheels. Neither a windshield nor top was provided, given the sporting nature of this early Roadster. The seats are constructed of wood – that may be original to the car – and upholstered in black tufted leather that looks to be new. The large 318 c.i. engine prominently displays four individually cast cylinders and produced 32.4 horsepower. The cylinder heads are not removable, so the workings of the push rods and valve gear operate in plain site adding to the charm of this very early Buick. The three-speed sliding gear transmission sends power to the rear axle. The car has been set up for touring, a concealed electric starter has been skillfully added, the rear brakes have been converted to hydraulic,and a modern air filter has been installed, all enhancing the enjoyment of driving this automobile that was constructed before the adoption of electric starters, lights, and juice brakes. Here again is a wonderful brass era automobile, this one fitted with a sporting Roadster body that evokes the Age and Buick’s early sporting history. This car presents and drives equally well – aided by a concealed electric starter – and will be eagerly welcomed by the Buick Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Horseless Carriage Club of America as well as other brass club activities, parades and local shows.
Buick’s flagship Roadmaster has long been synonymous with luxury and style. Since its inception in 1936, it served as the style and feature leader in the Buick line, and from 41-on, was Buick’s premier offering. It was a ready competitor for Cadillac in terms of performance and equipment, yet the Buick undercut its sibling by a significant price margin. In late 1941, for the upcoming 1942 model year, Buick had significantly redesigned its entire range and the Roadmaster would provide a showcase of Harley Earl’s vision for the 1940s; a modern machine that was lower, wider and longer than its predecessor, with beautifully integrated fenders and a signature toothy grille. Of course, the American involvement in World War II put an abrupt end to automobile production in 1942, so only a minute handful of cars were delivered before production shifted to military vehicles. Eager buyers would have to wait at least three years before they’d see another new car roll out of an American plant. Few of those eager buyers waited longer for their new Buick Roadmaster than Erhardt H. Kraft of New Braunfels, Texas. As Mr. Kraft explained in a letter written to a subsequent owner of his Buick Roadmaster, he placed an order and a deposit with the Krueger Motor Company in 1941 for a new 1942 model, only to have the onset of World War II delay delivery, as the Buick production plant was rapidly converted to war production. Over four years had passed when, on Christmas Eve 1945, Mr. Kraft received a call from Krueger Motor Company informing him that his “new car had arrived at long last,” and that the unusually patient New Braunfels businessman had actually received interest on his deposit over that time! Mr. Kraft was no doubt surprised since, over the course of the war, he had completely forgotten that he ordered a new Buick in 1941! The story continues with Erhardt Kraft explaining: “Mr. Krueger asked if he could keep the car on his showroom floor, because it was Christmas Eve of 1945 and my Buick was the first Roadmaster the company had received since the War ended. He wanted others to enjoy the car since there had not been any fine cars like this for the length of the War. I drove the car home on January 2, 1946, for the first time.” How wonderful it is to imagine seeing this incredibly stylish, beautifully appointed 1946 Buick Sedanet right at the turn of the New Year for the first time, and after so many years of war. Mr. Kraft reportedly bought the car for his wife, but she never learned to drive, so it was only her husband who drove it on the occasional vacations and to church on Sundays. As such, it accrued very few miles and remained in outstanding condition. It was eventually acquired several decades later by Texas collector David Taylor, who is well-known among enthusiasts for collecting excellent original Buicks of this era. Subsequently, it was part of several well-known Southwestern collections, including the museum of Sterling McCall in Round Top, Texas. Thankfully, each subsequent owner appreciated this fine Buick’s originality and cared for it lovingly, and it shows a mere 4,734 miles from new. Today, this stunningly low mileage and original example presents in wonderful condition, wearing and older repaint in its original black and having benefitted from some replating of the original chrome. The sumptuous Harley Earl-penned Roadmaster Sedanet is one of the most desirable body styles of the period. It masterfully combines luxurious, sweeping curves with an air of sportiness in the tapered tail and low roofline. Highly desirable period accessories include a sun visor, dual outside mirrors, a spot light, and a light bar with twin fog lamps. On the road the car sits proudly as it should; riding on a set of wide whitewall tires with proper original hubcaps. Incredibly, this Roadmaster retains its fine original upholstery, which presents in very good condition, as well as its original window glass, aforementioned accessories and even the factory exhaust system and muffler! The dashboard is particularly magnificent, with a warm and inviting patina to its finishes, outstanding original instruments, and finely detailed original knobs, switches and steering wheel. Beneath the signature side-hinged hood is the original 320 Cubic Inch “Fireball” valve-in-head inline eight-cylinder that produced 144hp in period. Given the fact that the 4,734 miles are strongly believed to be original, it likely she still makes fairly close to that figure. The engine also looks wonderful, presented in correct original Buick Blue with the bold “FIREBALL” graphics on the valve cover. Some hoses, clamps and fittings have been changed over the years in the interest of functionality, but the overall appearance is that of a well maintained and highly original example. Mr. and Mrs. Kraft’s wonderful Roadmaster is an excellent choice for the connoisseur of originality. This car boasts rich and entertaining history and careful long-term maintenance in significant collections. It would be a wonderful exhibit for the AACA’s Historic Preservation of Original Features class, and we’re certain it would be as enjoyable to drive today as it was on the just the second day of 1946 in New Braunfels, Texas.