1930 Buick Series 69 Seven-Passenger PhaetonSOLD
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Estimate: $65,000-$85,000 US

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $72,600

99bhp, 331.4 cu. in. overhead valve six-cylinder engine, three-speed sliding gear transmission, ? floating rear axle, four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 132"

From the very start, William C. Durant was able to make David Dunbar Buick ’ s cars a success. Although the first Buick built was in 1900-1901, the company floundered until 1904.

By the 1920s Buick was firmly established as one of General Motors ’ top selling divisions. In 1929, the company celebrated its Silver Anniversary with bigger and better Buicks. The infamous “ pregnant ” Buick arrived, which proved to be a poor start for the first car styled entirely at GM ’ s Art and Color department.

In 1930 Buick ’ s president, Edward T. Strong, introduced the new slimmer Buicks. Offered in three series – the 40, 50 and top-of-the-line and most powerful 60 models, these Buicks featured handsome and graceful styling. Industry critics welcomed the change and noted that Buick had been able to retain its individuality - without the bulge!

New was a vertically mounted, thermostatically controlled shutter system and long radiator that provided a racy look. This, coupled with a two-inch lower body, a straight and lower beltline and flat discs on wire wheels made Buicks exceptionally stylish.

Offered here is a 1930 Buick Model 69 Seven-Passenger Phaeton with a very nice older restoration. It is finished in two-tone maroon and silver with painted red accents. Inside, a rich maroon leather interior with folding jump seats and maroon wool carpets provide this Buick Seven-passenger Phaeton with added style and pizzazz.

The Phaeton is also fitted with the most desirable features that were available in its day including chrome twin Pilot Rays, dual side mounted spare tires, a trunk rack with period trunk, a radiator stone guard, dual horns and mirrors, a clock, wind wings, hood ornament and six wire wheels with chrome spokes. To match the tan top, a full set of side curtains is stored in the trunk as well as a matching boot cover to enclose the folded top. Additionally, a period type United Motors radio was retrofitted to a modern stereo hidden under dash, while a 12- volt battery system assures quick and easy starting.

This Phaeton ’ s older restoration bears a slight but attractive patina, which in no way diminishes its magnificence and style, nor its commanding road presence.

Reference Number 11101

as of 7/11/2007

Car 1930 Buick Series 69 Seven-Passenger Phaeton
VIN 2596356 
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