1929 Buick 25 Vintage Endurance Rally Car Outside RPS

 Price £35,000

ABOUT THIS CAR

Rally Preparation Services are thrilled to have been consigned to offer for sale this Buick 25 Vintage Rally Car.

Buick is one of the oldest vehicle marques with the first cars being built at the turn of the (last) century. Buick’s early success was due in part to technical innovation including an overhead valve configuration and the marketing flair of Billy Durrant. Buick’s financial success soon paved the way to the formation of General Motors (GM) with a structured model and brand ladder. For 1929 the 116 series (116 is the dimension of the wheelbase in inches) continued with the engines stroked and bored up from 3200cc to 3900cc, the bigger valves and a revised oil pump giving a useful 10bhp increase.

This charming car was imported from California in 2012 where it was reported to have been tucked away in a garage untouched for 20 years. When the car arrived, it was converted to its gentle rally spec over the following 4 years. Since then the car has done relatively little work and more recently the current owner has continued with many gentle upgrades to keep the car in good form.

A list of works done since the car arrived in the UK is detailed in the specifications.

A great pre-war car with much character but above all some of the main ingredients necessary for rallies – simplicity, ground clearance and strength! We have a number of clients who own and enjoy these cars, which have a huge following globally with a very active club – www.29buick.ca

The car is currently with Rally Preparation Services sister Company, the SASCo storage facility and available for inspection.

All viewings and test drives welcomed through direct contact with Rally Preparation Services.

All enquiries please contact us on mail@rpsrally.com or telephone +44(0)1993 358009

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Engine:

  • Rebuilt with new pistons and rings
  • Main white metal bearings inspected and checked
  • New oil pump gears
  • Oil ways cleared/cleaned
  • Cylinder Head refaced
  • Hardened valve seats and new valves and springs
  • New concealed spin off oil filter housing
  • New modern oil lines
  • NOS Stromberg BX (downdraft carb fitted
  • New throttle linkage fabricated
  • King glass bowl fuel filter

Cooling:

  • Modern core fitted to radiator
  • Water pump rebuilt
  • New silicon hoses

Electrical:

  • Converted to 12v with complete rewire
  • 12v alternator
  • New fuse boards
  • Original bull horn twin air horns
  • Battery master switch concealed under dash
  • Halogen driving light
  • Facet fuel pump
  • Monit G200
  • 12v Aux twin USB charging
  • Oil pressure water temp gauge
  • Ammeter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Vintage style switches

Body:

  • Body Resprayed red over black
  • New elements of ash frame where required
  • Bumpers re chromed

Chassis:

  • Chassis fully checked
  • Springs checked
  • 6 new wire wheels with rolled rims
  • 6 new Lucas tyres and tubes
  • Race grade brake linings

Interior:

  • All seats refurbished and covered in black leather
  • Door cards covered in black leather
  • New rubber floor mats
  • Lockable steel trunk in rear
Specification from 2012 - 2016 Works

Engine:

  • Rebuilt with new pistons and rings
  • Main white metal bearings inspected and checked
  • New oil pump gears
  • Oil ways cleared/cleaned
  • Cylinder Head refaced
  • Hardened valve seats and new valves and springs
  • New concealed spin off oil filter housing
  • New modern oil lines
  • NOS Stromberg BX (downdraft carb fitted
  • New throttle linkage fabricated
  • King glass bowl fuel filter

Cooling:

  • Modern core fitted to radiator
  • Water pump rebuilt
  • New silicon hoses

Electrical:

  • Converted to 12v with complete rewire
  • 12v alternator
  • New fuse boards
  • Original bull horn twin air horns
  • Battery master switch concealed under dash
  • Halogen driving light
  • Facet fuel pump
  • Monit G200
  • 12v Aux twin USB charging
  • Oil pressure water temp gauge
  • Ammeter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Vintage style switches

Body:

  • Body Resprayed red over black
  • New elements of ash frame where required
  • Bumpers re chromed

Chassis:

  • Chassis fully checked
  • Springs checked
  • 6 new wire wheels with rolled rims
  • 6 new Lucas tyres and tubes
  • Race grade brake linings

Interior:

  • All seats refurbished and covered in black leather
  • Door cards covered in black leather
  • New rubber floor mats
  • Lockable steel trunk in rear

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