- Only the limousine was more expensive.

- Sleek torpedo coachwork was advanced for the day, and Model 39’s had detailed upholstery and interior.

- Only 905 produced.

- Price new: $1,850.




Acquired from the Don & Lynette Short Collection in Port Townsend, WA in May 2011.






The Model 39 Buick was an enlarged version of the Four, mounted on a 117” chassis which rode on 28” wooden artillery wheels. Buick’s advanced Four was introduced in 1907 and featured the now famous “valve-in-head” design. This was an unusual feature for an American-built car and helped boost performance. These were stout, strong running engines that were continually improved from the original 30 horsepower configuration to a 318 cid engine producing 48 horsepower by 1911. There were only 905 Buick Model 39’s produced in 1911 and cost $1850.



Year: 1911

Make: Buick

Model: Model 39

Style: 5-Passenger Touring

Serial No: 824

Color: Red and Black

Engine Size: 318 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-4

Engine BHP: 48 bhp


1911 Buick Model 39 5-Passenger Touring

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