Buick - McLaughlin-Buick Model G Runabout
Rare survivor, McLaughlin-Buick Model G Runabout 1906
Excellent 1906 McLaughlin-Buick Model G Runabout from the early motoring years.
In the year 1903 a Scottish plumber David Dunbar Buick build his first car in Flint (USA). In 1904 a small production plant for Buick cars was started. This model G Runabout was first build in 1906. It was designed by technician McLaughlin who was originally a Canadian coachbuilder. In this year a competition for cars took place. It was a race from Chicago to New York over a distance of 1000 miles. The McLaughlin Model G Runabout was the only car in this race to cover the entire distance without any mechanical problems. The technique Buick used on his engines appeared to be very solid and reliable.
1906 Buick Model G Specifications
The 1906 Buick Model G had a two cylinder engine with a total of four valves, two per cylinder. The engine could deliver 22 horsepower at 1,200 RPM. Displacement was 159 cubic inches. The engine placement was in the middle of the vehicle.
The car’s transmission was a manual two speed with rear wheel drive. It is also equipped with a reverse gear.
The 1906 Buick Model G had a wheelbase of 87.0 inches and was a two-seater. The fuel tank held 16 gallons. Vehicle weight was 1,850 lbs.
The 1906 Buick’s could be bought in colors of either ivory or purple lake blue. A variety of colors could be chosen for the leather seats.
A total of only 193 of these roadsters were built. The 1906 Buick Model G sold new for around $1,100.