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For Sale: 1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car - $14,000 - Skiatook, OK

1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)

Green 1918 Buick. In good shape. Purchased at auction and then sat in climate controlled storage for many years. Owner passed away. Motivated Seller, vehicle appraised $15,900 by Auto Appraisal Network. Interested in offers. 6cyl 242 cid motor, 3 speed manual.  odometer: 59969

Contact:   Please call or text any questions. (918) Seven-9-Eight-4-Five-0-Six.
Copy and paste in your email:   e08d021b225933a796ef6772e59ac1b5@sale.craigslist.org


I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car. 

Note: This Buick touring has one of the many aftermarket all-weather enclosure set-ups that were marketed to those who sought the flexibility of a open touring for good weather and the protection and comfort of a sedan in the cold weather months.

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2 hours ago, 58L-Y8 said:

For Sale: 1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car - $14,000 - Skiatook, OK

1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)

Green 1918 Buick. In good shape. Purchased at auction and then sat in climate controlled storage for many years. Owner passed away. Motivated Seller, vehicle appraised $15,900 by Auto Appraisal Network. Interested in offers. 6cyl 242 cid motor, 3 speed manual.  odometer: 59969

Contact:   Please call or text any questions. (918) Seven-9-Eight-4-Five-0-Six.
Copy and paste in your email:   e08d021b225933a796ef6772e59ac1b5@sale.craigslist.org


I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1918 Buick E-45 Touring Car. 

Note: This Buick touring has one of the many aftermarket all-weather enclosure set-ups that were marketed to those who sought the flexibility of a open touring for good weather and the protection and comfort of a sedan in the cold weather months.

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"""Note: This Buick touring has one of the many aftermarket all-weather enclosure set-ups that were marketed to those who sought the flexibility of a open touring for good weather and the protection and comfort of a sedan in the cold weather months.""""

 

Does this mean the entire cab is removable ?   

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It looks like there is a board sticking out between the top of the windshield and the top itself... it is way to big to be a visor.... and not attached to anything.... Odd     and why don't people uncover the entire car.. and take decent photos.... if they really want to sell it...??

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

"""Note: This Buick touring has one of the many aftermarket all-weather enclosure set-ups that were marketed to those who sought the flexibility of a open touring for good weather and the protection and comfort of a sedan in the cold weather months.""""

 

Does this mean the entire cab is removable ?   

The base body is a touring with a folding top and the open sides but how these enclosures worked was the company installing them would bolt the top in place to be rigid, then cover the bows with a heavier padded material under the weather-proof covering for insulating the interior and also line the top inside.  Then they would install a stationary B-pillar between the doors and framed quarter windows in the roof sides behind the rear doors.  Finally, the upper door window frames would be attached to the doors and hinged to the adjacent pillars.   Windows were removeable for summer use but the top remained in place.   They functioned like a sedan but were a bit less costly than the factory sedan offerings.

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8 hours ago, sunnybaba said:

It looks like there is a board sticking out between the top of the windshield and the top itself... it is way to big to be a visor.... and not attached to anything.... Odd     and why don't people uncover the entire car.. and take decent photos.... if they really want to sell it...??

Someone replaced the original visor material with a wooden board.   The original visor likely was some type of material that deteriorated for which no similar material was available at the time.   

 

As far as partial, poor quality photos to sell a car...that's the norm!   Only about one in fifty sellers takes the time to create a thorough photo record of the car for sale to post in his advertisement.    

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It seems as though the norm is inheriting a car and cashing in quick with the least amount of effort. As easy as pulling off a tarp and clicking a phone camera a few times, doesnt seem that hard to me. How about at least one isometric shot so a potential buyer can see what the car looks like? The car is nice though, the pe took good care of it except for the visor thing. The leather seats are real nice.

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The price is in line with current values but as a running car. Each of the 1915-1920 Buicks I had considered around this price ended up needing very expensive engine work.  I ended up buying my 1925-25 Touring because it was "running" and wanted a "Driver Buick". I still had to fight with it for several years untill throwing in the towel and have the engine rebuilt.  

The all season enclosure looks to be a quality product. Better than the REX designs. It may be why the original leather upholstery is in the condition it is in. Although functional most of those looking for a Buick of this vintage prefer an actual open Touring Car. The "California Top" style alowed the glass panels to be easly removed and gave more an apearance of the open car. This design looks much more formal and TALLER. The visor does show to have a designed clamp mechanisim above the normal top attachment above the stancheon pins. There would be many extra attachment holes on the body and doors. Not easy to convert back to an open touring car. The All weather enclosure would make this a hard sell.

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On 9/29/2021 at 6:17 AM, supercub said:

It seems as though the norm is inheriting a car and cashing in quick with the least amount of effort. As easy as pulling off a tarp and clicking a phone camera a few times, doesnt seem that hard to me. How about at least one isometric shot so a potential buyer can see what the car looks like? The car is nice though, the pe took good care of it except for the visor thing. The leather seats are real nice.

Absolutely correct.  We should be used to the next generation seller ad by now and get used to it for the next few years. All the kids see are dollar signs. Making a blanket statement like this isn’t politically correct and there will be a few cases where a neat old car is thoughtfully passed down and accepted in wills but overall that is not the case. 

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