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Ends on 03.Aug, 2020
Sold for 5655.00
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description parameters bid comments
  • NO RESERVE
  • The most sought after version with the most powerful engine ever built for this model
  • This version was produced only in 1971 and 1972
  • A 7,5 liter V8 engine with 228 PS
  • Less weight than the later less powerful versions
  • The same engine as in the Sport Wagon version, very difficult to find in Europe
  • Owned by a well-known czech artist (three pictures added to the gallery)
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with transport, storage and Trusted Checkout payment

Buick Estate Wagon benefitted from a total redesign in 1971, with fashionable “fuselage” styling. The car utilized Buick’s 455-cid V-8. A Custom trim was available on the Estate Wagon, and it added wood grain trim and upgraded upholstery. Plush Limited interiors were also available.

The engine that year remained the same, the result was a 225 hp V-8 (= 228 PS). For 1973, the cars obtained 5-mph front bumper and a new grille. The following year, the Estate Wagon received a significant facelift including new rear bumpers. Engine power dipped to 210 hp.

Driving and riding in a Buick Estate Wagon is a treat, as the cars are comfortable, spacious, and quiet. The model is relatively abundant. Buyers tend to seek out 1971 and 1972 models due to their more powerful engines, with convertibles being the preferred body style. Any Estate Wagon of this era should deliver a trouble-free experience, or at least should not cost too much to put right. Prices remain affordable, so these cars can be fun first-time classic cars.

The three-seat 1974 Estate Wagons are easily the heaviest Buicks ever built. The 1975 and 1976 models were the longest station wagons ever built.

The Estate Wagons also featured a new 'clamshell' tailgate design, marketed as the Glide-away Tailgate, where the rear power-operated glass slid up into the roof as the lower tailgate (manually or with power assist), slid into a recess under the cargo floor. Ultimately, the manual lower tailgate was supplanted by the power tailgate. The tailgate system was operated by switches on the instrument panel or a key switch on the rear quarter panel. Like a top-hinged tailgate, the clamshell design allowed a user to stand directly at the open cargo area without impediment, facilitating loading and unloading in tight spaces. The rear seat could be folded flat for additional cargo, and incorporated a 60/40 split so that extended cargo and passengers could be accommodated.

This example was brought to Czech Republic only a couple of years ago from Holland. It has a Czech historic registration and it is accompanied by the previous Dutch registration paperwork and condition report.

Although the car is rebuilt to be powered also by LNG, the original carburettors are included in the sale for an easy rebuilt to original specification.

The car needs to be taken care for, but this most sought after, most powerful version is very difficult to find in Europe. And for this price level, you can get a powerful and practical first time classic. It is currently registered on Czech historic plates and owned by a well-known Czech artist.

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Parameters

Model

Production date28.02.1972
Body TypeEstate
Engine7.468 ccm V8
transmissionAutomatic
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorCream / Brown
Color - interiorGreen / Brown
Miles/Kilometers shown42114 mls
Chassis / VIN4R35T2C116785
Location - CountryCzech Rep.
Location - CityPrague

Notes

• 5-door wagon body type • RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox • gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 7468 cm3 / 455.7 cui, advertised power: 228 PS, torque: 488 Nm • characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5799 mm, width: 2032 mm, wheelbase: 3226 mm • reference weights: shipping weight 2266 kg, base curb weight: 2320 kg • top speed: 183 km/h (114 mph) • accelerations: 0- 60 mph 10.8 s; 0- 100 km/h 11.5 s

Auction finished


LIVE auction from 28.Jul, 2020 08:00:00 (CET) to 03.Aug, 2020 19:31:57 (CET)


Highest bids



Ecto-25 655
reserve met
Victor115 555
Ecto-25 400
Mr_Lucky5 300
Ecto-25 200
Mr_Lucky5 100
Ecto-24 900
Mr_Lucky4 800
Ecto-24 544
Victor114 444
Ecto-24 100
jonafontein.524-14 000
Ecto-23 900
jonafontein.524-13 800
Ecto-23 600
Victor113 500
Ecto-23 200
Mr_Lucky3 100
Ecto-22 600
Victor112 500

Comments

August 03 2020

Ecto-2
First win!! ;)))

August 01 2020

Ecto-2
First bid!! ;)

July 29 2020

slickwilly
First comment!!

July 25 2020

Auctomobile
A new feature was added to every coming soon car available. You can now MAKE A PRESALE OFFER for every car you are interested in after you are logged in. Then you have only one private offer available to try to buy the car even before the auction starts. The seller has 12 hours to accept the private presale offer, so this option ends 12 hours before the start of the auction (=7 days before the end).

July 13 2020

Auctomobile
We have added to the gallery three pictures from the owner, a famous czech photographer.

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