RPS 1928 Buick 25

ABOUT THIS CAR

IDEAL FOR USE ON: Flying Scotsman / Blue Train / Safari Challenge / Trans America / P2P / Odyssey Italia / Paris Amsterdam / Slartibartfast / Great Amazon Adventure / Buenos Caracas / Maya classic

Imported to the United Kingdom by the current owner from California in 2012, this extremely nice Buick had sat in a garage untouched for more than 20 years.

Over the following four-year period, the car has been rebuilt into an Endurance Rally car by the current owner who was a competitor in the Peking to Paris Rally 2010 – in a very similar car and has now commissioned RPS to broker the sale of the car for him.

Works carried out:

Engine rebuilt

New pistons / rings

Crankshaft checked

Main white metal bearings checked by expert – no work required

New oil pump gears

Oil ways cleared/cleaned

Head skimmed

Hardened valve seats

New valves and springs

New concealed spin off oil filter housing

New modern oil lines

NOS Stromberg BX (1932) downdraft carb fitted

New throttle linkage fabricated

King glass bowl fuel filter

 

Cooling

Modern core fitted to radiator, concealed behind honeycomb – looks original

New modern bearing fitted to fan hub

Water pump rebuilt

New silicon hoses

New clamps

 

Electrical

Converted to 12v

Dynamo rebuilt as 12v alternator

Starter motor rewound to 12v

Complete rewire with modern auto wire and appropriate conduits

Blade fuse boards and modern relays

Original bull horn + twin air horns

Battery master switch concealed under dash

LED headlights

Halogen driving lights

Facet fast road fuel pump mounted on chassis

 

New Dash Panel

Monit G200 dash mounted

12v Aux / twin USB for charging ancillaries

Race tech oil pressure / water temp gauge

VDO Ammeter / with red warning light

VDO fuel gauge with dip sender in tank

Vintage style pull switches for lights etc

 

Body

Resprayed Buick Dynamo red over black

New elements of ash frame where required

 

Chassis

Chassis fully checked – no work required

Springs checked

6 new wire wheels with rolled rims supplied by Richard Bros Newport

6 new Lucas tyres and tubes

New race grade brake linings to foot brakes and hand brake

Bumpers re-chromed

 

Interior

Front and rear seats refurbished and covered in black leather

New door cards fabricated and covered in black leather

New rubber floor mats

Lockable steel trunk in rear

Given the remarkable condition of this car and the superb works done to it this car offers extremely good value for money as an open top vintage endurance rally car.

 

All viewings are welcomed and strictly by appointment.

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