Lee M Comer

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  1. Thanks- think I should share my post with him?
  2. 1933 BUICK MODEL 96 VICTORIA COUPE Prior to 1933, the Buick Motorcar Company enjoyed a production output that surpassed Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth, Pontiac and the numerous other automobile makers of the era. In 1933, Buick attempted to also outsell the luxury car line and compete with Packard’s 136-inch wheelbase five-passenger coupe that sold for $2,440 and Cadillac’s comparable 134-inch wheelbase coupe. Buick produced this Model 96 five-passenger coupe with a longer wheelbase of 138-inches and a base price of only $1,785. This was the largest Victoria Coupe ever produced by Buick and weighed 4,520 pounds. But, when the buyers who could afford this price range were enticed to the more prestigious V-12s and V-16s of Packard, Pierce Arrow, and Lincoln, Buick discontinued the huge model after one year. Powered by a 345 cubic-inch straight eight engine with overhead valves and a bore and stroke of 3-5/16” and 5”, the Buick cruises at Interstate speeds. The car, with 25,000 miles, is original and mechanically unrestored. It was cosmetically reconditioned in 1989. The Duco laquer paint is original color and specs, and the upholstery is of the original wool mohair material. Dual horns were standard equipment for this model. Steel–spoked artillery wheels replaced the wood-spokes of earlier years. Original accessories, available at an extra charge, included the flying goddess hood ornament, dual side-mounted spare tires, dual outside mirrors with the Buick script and the rear folding luggage carrier. The only after-market accessories on the car are the pair of Trippe-Senior driving lights, an approved and rare Classic Car accessory. Buick produced only 557 Model 96 Victoria Coupes in 1933. Of these, only three others are known to survive today in unaltered condition. The current owners, life-long antique auto enthusiasts, searched diligently for more than a decade to find this particular car.