For many years Buick was the stalwart brand for General Motors. Its sales and profits kept GM afloat; its factories and executive offices trained many of Detroit's most important leaders like Charles Nash, Walter P. Chrysler and Harlow Curtice. This 1930 Series 69 Phaeton illustrates why Buick was so successful. Its 332 cubic inch "valve in head" six delivers 99 horsepower and stump-pulling torque with a smoothness that is hard to believe. It is very well equipped, from the dual side-mount spares with rear view mirrors, jump seats and Pilot-Ray lamps to the low top, luggage trunk and wind wings. Cosmetically it is great shape with Maroon body, Silver fenders and Maroon leather interior. The period AM radio that is installed in the dashboard works. An exhaust whistle sounds like belongs on a locomotive. It is a wonderful automobile that needs nothing at all to be used, enjoyed and proudly driven with confidence.