Lot 5001
1913 Buick Roadster Model 24
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
VIN: 32631

With a correct 165 cubic inch four cylinder engine with 28 horsepower, and a sliding gear transmission with three forward gears and one reverse with floor shift. With mechanical brakes on two wheels, and equipped with the original wooden wheels and later 32x3.5" Non-Skid tires. A wheelbase of 105".

With maroon and black paint, with kerosene side lanterns, and carbide burning headlights. Some of these were later electrified. The interior is button tufted leather, with a soft top that is present.

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From the Collection of the late Jesse M. 'Dick" Coburn and Ann G.Coburn Whiteville, North Carolina.

Discovered documents detail original ownership to Judge W.T. Wearing by W.T. Smith Company, a Charleston, South Carolina Buick dealership. It was reportedly sold back to the dealership in 1914, and remained there until 1961. It was briefly owned by a J.A Living, although it remained at the dealership. Dick Coburn purchased it on November 17, 1961 and took it to Whiteville, North Carolina.
Jesse M. 'Dick" Coburn was co-owner of G and C Motor Company, a Buick dealership in Whiteville, North Carolina. He had restored a 1919 King Eight, and completed the Horseless Carriage Tour, and won numerous prizes. He restored this Buick in short time, and completed the Horseless Carriage Tour starting in Rocky Mount, NC with stops in Manteo, NC and Williamsburg, VA and ending in Washington, DC in 1963. A newspaper article, and registration are present. Copious correspondence is present with inquiries about authenticity, and seeking help with the restoration. An outline of restoration costs is detailed, as well as some receipts. It developed some problem in 1971, and was parked in the garage on jack stands. A disassembled magneto, may have been the cause. His correspondence confirms the difficulty of sourcing parts, and mentions manufacturing parts as needed. A connector to the engine is absent from the magneto.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

Engine will turn over by hand; the magneto is disassembled, and not currently connected to engine; wheels roll, and steering works; tires will not hold air; in original condition as found.