In 1935, Buick produced forty-two 96S Sport Coupes and this is the only known survivor of this production run.
This Series 90 Coupe sits on a 136-inch wheelbase and weighs 4,516 pounds. The car sold new for $1,875.
The car is powered by a 334.8-cubic-inch, inline 8-cylinder engine, developing 116 horsepower.
The present owner of this car was first seduced by the 96S Sport Coupe, with its long hood and Art Deco lines, when he saw one in a Buick advertisement when he was a young boy. Some fifty years later he found one of the only forty-one 96S coupes Buick ever built. It had been badly neglected and required a painstaking five-year restoration. Finished in 2003, it was shown at Pebble Beach where it won an award. It has just returned from being on exhibit at the Alfred P. Sloan Museum, in Michigan, as part of the centennial celebration of General Motors.