OldCarOnline.com - 1926 Buick Opera Coupe

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Ad Number:589556
Vehicle Type:Antique/Classic
Year:1926
Make:Buick
Model:Opera Coupe
Model Type:2DR Coupe
Price:$9985  USD
Stock Number:
Miles:47
  
Name:John Welch
City:Eugene
State/Prov:Oregon
Zip/Postal Code:97404
Country:USA
Phone 1:541-461-6910
Phone 2:541-461-6910
Phone 3:541-461-6910
Web Site Address:

Vehicle Description

This is a Standard model 26. Straight six OHV motor, three speed, brakes on all four wheels. Trunk, wood body and wheels, and crank-up windshield with 3 positions. Easy to start [electric], drives smoothly as a Buick should. We have never gone far, so the new tires have little wear. New running board rubber and step plates. Paint could use some rubbing out but body and stripe color are correct for this model. Wiring is mostly original but works fine, as do the fog lights which are period.
Body and wood feel solid, and I have found no rust areas. Fuel guage works [must be viewed at the rear of the car!] and the car uses an electric pump [visible with filter on the left side of the firewall]. The original vacuum tank is still on the firewall and can be converted back if desired. Also converted temporarily is the carburator, which is a later model and works better than the original brass updraft Marvel. But the original carb setup is fine, comes with the car, and can be re-installed. We have not had to add oil, but occassionally coolant to the twenties-type open system. I have seen some drips by the water pump, so this could be looked at if the car is used more often. Also visible on that side is the oil can, used for the fan pulley, and an aftermarket coil. The original is still there and works, but the other one is just for driving. The oils in the vehicle are the correct type for the vintage.
The interior was re-done in original style some years back but still looks nice. Speedo and oil guage work, as well as the original oogah motor-driven horn. Have not tried to get the wiper going - it doesn\'t go out in the rain [photos show it to be just-washed]. A few of the handles need re-chroming.
We are in a space crunch, so the car must go.
A video of the car starting and running is at http://youtu.be/B8L6nfbk3dQ ---
Offered as a collector item with no guarantees. Clear Oregon title, currently licensed.
Have other photos to send if requested.
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