1926 BUICK STANDARD SIX (MODEL 20) C-800 For 1926, Buick leapfrogged Dodge, Hudson, and Willys-Overland in the sales race, going from sixth place the year before to third. Ford and Chevrolet were still in their own league, battling it out for the common man on a previously unprecedented scale. But in that next tier, Buick led the pack, its near-luxury appointments bolstered by the company's well-earned reputation for quality. The 1926 Standard Six Sedan serves as a reminder of all that Buick did to earn its place on that ever-important sales chart. By the 1926 model year, Buick did away with its four-cylinder line and introduced this six-cylinder model, the Standard Six, with a 114.4 inch wheelbase. It is in mostly original condition, with a few updated parts. The elegant original tan mohar interior of the Buick Standard Six Model 20 includes the folding jump seat from the factory, which makes for easier egress for rear-seat occupants in this five-passenger sedan. The exterior is laid out in a two-tone paint job with a tan body and light brown fenders and top. At the heart of this Buick sits the famed Valve-in-Head engine, ran on a 6V electrical system. Features all-cast-iron construction of the block, cylinder head, and even the pistons. The drop-forged steel crankshaft rides on four main bearings with full oil pressurization. Buick advertised its engines in 1926 as "triple sealed," owing to its use of an air-cleaning device (it used centrifugal force to extract dust from intake air, rather than a paper filter), an oil-filtration system, and a strainer for the gas. Another advantage of Buick's OHV design is the ability to quickly reach the valves for any required adjustments simply by removing the valve cover. Mated to the engine is the manual three-speed transmission. Buick's chassis engineers designed a system that included cantilevered rear springs that worked with the torque-tube system and its strut rods to improve the car's ride and control. The front consists of relatively conventional leaf springs on a solid front axle. Heavy-duty wooden artillery-type wheels round out the chassis. Buick included additional mechanical improvements in the 1926 model range, including Zerk-type grease fittings for chassis lubrication, dual-beam headlamps, an improved multi-plate dry clutch, and other features. Other features that have been installed are: battery cutoff switch under the dash, electric fuel pump and electric fan with toggle switches on the dash. Also, an upgraded aftermarket aluminum radiator sits in the engine compartment. Currently, has a clean California title and yearning to be in your garage. ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure go to our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
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