Hershey | Lot 235
1922 Buick Six 22-44 Three-Passenger Roadster
The Merrick Auto Museum Collection
$18,700 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
10 October 2019
- Sporty Buick roadster
- AACA National First award winner
- Well appointed and conserved
Although Buick reintroduced a four-cylinder car for 1922, the mainstay continued to be the six-cylinder model, available in ten body styles. The higher radiators and hoods of 1921 were retained, as was the 60 bhp, 242-cubic-inch overhead-valve engine. Brakes continued to be two two-wheel mechanicals, operating on the rear wheels.
This Buick Six 22 is the Style 44 three-passenger roadster body, of which 7,666 were built. Painted olive green with black fenders, it presents very nicely and has a delicate white pinstripe around the cockpit and a black leatherette top. The seat is upholstered in black pleated leather. The radiator has a Buick script MotoMeter mounted in a dog-bone cap. It has been fitted with a tubular accessory bumper, which has parking lights at its outer ends, and twin taillights within the perimeter of the rear-mounted spare tire.
The engine, Buick’s famed valve-in-head design, is very tidy and correctly appointed, including the Stewart vacuum fuel system, to which a modern inline fuel filter has been added for reliability and ease of service. A correct Klaxon 12A horn and period oil can are mounted on the firewall. Gehrig 33 × 4 blackwall tires are mounted on varnished wood-spoke artillery wheels.
Purchased in 1995 from Bobbie Phillips of London, Kentucky, it was the recipient of an AACA National First award in 1965. A windshield sticker shows that it participated in a Glidden Tour in 1969. Very well maintained and preserved, it is sure to be enjoyed by its next owner.