This vehicle had been purchased by a honeymooning couple in Europe. It returned with them to Cape Cod, Maine after the honeymoon. It was used for a number of years before being put into storage. The husband later passed away, and for sentimental reasons, the wife had it buried on the property. Apparently, the wife had not wanted to see it sold or broken up.
It was unearthed in the early 1940s showing signs of its age and burial. The land had good drainage which helped preserve the vehicle in fair condition. The car was mostly complete, though the seats were gone.
It was sold to a new owner in 1944 who put wheels on the chassis and a few other minor updates before selling it in the late 1940s. The car was then sent to the Uihlein Collection where it remained for fifty-five years. During its time in the collection, it was treated to a complete restoration, including an engine and transmission rebuild. The body was reconstructed and finished in a deep red with a brighter red color on the chassis. The seats are finished in black leather and there is black canvas top.
This vehicle was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $150,000 - $200,000. The lot was offered without reserve and was one of the oldest vehicles to cross the block on auction day. It is powered by a four-cylinder T-head engine that displaces 6908cc and mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. There are two-wheel mechanical brakes with mechanical driveline brake. It did find a new owner, selling for $209,000 including buyer's premium.