Buick formed the core of General Motors during the early years of Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.'s long and successful administration. Profitable and firmly established among the top five American marques in annual sales, Buick combined quality and performance from its line of "valve in head" overhead valve engines, three-speed transmissions and attractive factory bodywork. Starting at $900 for the 4-cylinder roadster, a complete range of coachwork up to a $2,700 six-cylinder limousine gave Buicks a product for almost every automobile consumer in 1922. This 1922 Buick Series 22-44 Roadster is powered by Buick's 242 cubic inch overhead valve six. Finished in maroon with black fenders, black upholstery and matching leatherette top and riding on maroon wood spoke wheels with whitewall tires, it has a single rear spare, wind wings, an opening windshield and a pedestal-mounted Unity spotlight on the left running board. The bright nickel plated drum headlights are set low between the nickel radiator shell and the front fenders, lending a rakish air to the car's sporting appearance. An older restoration to like new condition, it has been maintained in excellent condition and has style, flair, appeal and performance that sets it apart from its contemporaries. It is ideal for touring where the performance of its 60 brake horsepower six will outpace contemporaries many times its price.
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