1926 Buick Sedan


Owned by  John and Annette Mc Knight

Buick in its quest to build world class automobiles started a 5-years development cycle in 1924, for continuous improvement of its vehicles. Mechanical improvements were also continual, with the four-cylinder engine being abandoned in 1925 in favor of a larger six-cylinder unit.

The 1926 line up saw considerable improvements in production quality. Buick updated the styling for its 1926 Buick Sedan by adorning them with aluminum hubcaps and gas caps. The radiator shell was slightly redesigned, now appearing smoother.

Some of the technical specifications associated to the 1926 Buick Sedan include:

Engine: The standard version was equipped with a 6-cylinder 60 BHP powerhouse capable of 2800 RPM while the Master six had a 6-cylinder, 4.5 L, 4490.9 cc., 77 BHP engine capable of delivering a maximum of 2800 RPM.

Piston: Cast iron pistons were used which had a displacement of 207.1″ in the Standard version and 274.2″ in the Master six version.

Wheels: Wooden spoke wheels with detachable rims.

Transmission: Selective Sliding and Multiple disc clutch.

Brakes; Mechanical drum brakes for admirable car control

Wheelbase  The standard line sat atop of 114.5 inch wheelbase, while the Master 6 rode on either a 120 inch or 128 inch wheelbase

During the 1926 model year, Buick set a sales record with 266.753 unit being sold. It would take Buick another 14 Years to match this record.

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