1933 was the low point in Buick production during the Great Depression with only 40,620 cars built, but under the leadership of energetic and efficient Buick boss Harlow Curtice, the company was able to capitalize on admitted advantages such as the valve-in-head inline-eight that powered all Buick models and the new for 1933 X-braced frame to reinvigorate the brand and vault it to third place in the Detroit production race in just a few years.
Listed in the factory brochures as the Sport Coupe with Rumbleseat, this 1933 example is remarkably rare, one of only about a thousand built in this coupe body style. Finished in cream with chocolate brown fenders, red painted wire wheels and a tan cloth interior, it also features whitewall tires, dual enclosed sidemount spares, dual chrome horns, aftermarket turn signals, rear-mounted trunk rack and rumble seat as well as a wood grain dash and window surrounds.
Powered by Buick’s 273 cubic inch, 97 horsepower straight-eight, this Series 60 is a restored car that is very attractive with strong paint, chrome and an attentively detailed engine compartment. More importantly, however, it is the coupe body style, which is exceedingly rare and desirable compared to other Series 60s. Its rumble seat and roll-down rear window for communicating with the outside passengers also adds a fun factor not provided by most automobiles. It would be a fun, pretty, comfortable and exclusive tour car as well as a distinctive addition to any collection.