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1936 McLaughlin-Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton [80-C]

1936 McLaughlin-Buick Roadmaster [80-C] in The Picnic, Short Movie, 1975 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: CA — Built in: UK — Made for: GB

1936 McLaughlin-Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton [80-C]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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stronghold EN

2006-09-12 13:27

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stronghold EN

2006-09-12 13:29

These pics may not help with ID ...but they have a certain something.... :D
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pilou BE

2006-09-12 13:44

Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton Model 80-C of 1936.It is quite rare :1064 were sold in the US and 165 were exported

pilou BE

2006-09-12 13:58

It appears to be a right hand driven car so it may have been imported into the Commonwealth , Australia or South Africa or the UK .License plate seems Australian.Notice that funny strap on the rear door to hold the hunting gun.We should not try to have this today without being accused of terrorism!

Alexander DE

2006-09-12 13:59

stronghold wrote These pics may not help with ID ...but they have a certain something.... :D

The ... ehm ... numberplate is very well visible ... :whistle:

stronghold EN

2006-09-12 14:01

pilou wrote Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton Model 80-C of 1936.It is quite rare :1064 were sold in the US and 165 were exported

..Thanks...seems to be the oldest Roadmaster we have on the site...

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-12 14:07

D'après moi, il ne s'agit pas d'une Buick USA, mais d'une McLaughlin-Buick produite au Canada. La plus célèbre est celle de Miss Wallis Simpson. Elle fut bien vendue à Londres pendant la fin des années '30.

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pilou BE

2006-09-12 14:22

Yes , as all right hand driven Buicks it was most probably built in the McLaughlin's factory in Oshawa , Ontario.You are right and to be correct I am convinced that we should preferably file it under "McLaughlin-Buick" originating from Canada , although George H.Damman's work :" 70 years of Buicks" Crestline Publishing ISBN 0-912612-04-5 does not precise , contrary to the Duke of Windsor's cars that it was, even as a right hand drive, a Canadian McLaughlin..I have checked with Holden but it appears that Holden did not produce this particular model in Australia.There may be one or two other right hand driven Buicks on this site that should go under McLaughlin Buick ( If I remember one in " Out of Africa").I should check.

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-12 14:34

Je peux dire que j'en suis quasi certain à 100% que c'est une McLaughlin-Buick: phares additionnels typiques, conduite à droite.

Pour info, même la reine des Pays-Bas avait une McLaughlin-Buick et non une Buick US

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pilou BE

2006-09-12 14:52

OK as told for :McLaughlin Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton Model 80-C of 1936. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands has indeed owned a right hand drive McLaughlin Buick Limited Limousine Model 90-L of 1938 that was amongst others used in state visits in the Dutch Indies.

garco NL

2006-09-12 15:03

In 1898 Queen Wilhemina has got a present of the inhabitants of Amsterdam: the Golden Carriage (Gouden Koets), made by Spyker.

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Yvon52 BE

2006-09-12 15:29

This winter, I bought a very interesting book in the Bijenkorf in Den Haag about all the cars of the Netherland Royal family (hundred of pictures). I have never seen that book somewhere else.

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-12 15:40

Little question = Is it SPYKER? I always write SPIJKER!!!

Alexander DE

2006-09-12 15:46

Yvon52 wrote Little question = Is it SPYKER? I always write SPIJKER!!!

See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyker

Yvon52 BE

2006-09-12 15:51

Alexander wrote
See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyker


Funny = you write SPYKER, but it's pronounced SPIJKER (en français S P Ê H K E R) (in English S P E K E R with a E like in eggs)

garco NL

2006-09-12 15:56

I think it's used both...

pilou BE

2006-09-12 16:06

Good question : Georgano's encyclopedia lists Spyker and between brackets Spijker.David Burgess Wise's encyclopedia lists Spyker.I have in my documents an article of Rob Jager published in " De Telegraaf" of 21 January 1989 n° 31.422 entitled " De Spyker C4 uit 1924".Text under the pictures say " Het interieur van de Spijker" or " 4 remmen op de wielen van de Spijker".The truth is that the original name was " Spijker" as the founders of the company but that it was cleverly changed to " Spyker" probably somewhere round 1905/1907 because the make was quite popular in the UK and Spyker was more familiar in the English script.So early cars are Spijkers later one Spykers and Georgano is right but nowadays historians seem to make a mix .Nothing is simple in the automotive world !

antp BE

2006-09-12 20:30

Changed in 1903 according to the Wikipedia article.

nzcarnerd NZ

2007-04-13 10:30

I agree that this car may well be a Canadian McLaughlin, but it is not true that all right hand drive Buicks came from Canada. Buicks sold in New Zealand in the '20s and '30s all came from Flint. Some were assembled in NZ with a small amount of NZ content and some (usually the more expensive models were imported fullt built up. I don't know where South Africa sourced its Buicks from at that time but I know of someone in NZ who has a RHD 1956 Chevrolet 4D hardtop which was built at the Tarrytown New York plant and supplied new to South Africa. I suspect also that the chassis for the Australian Holden-bodied Buicks came from Flint.

DBT SG

2007-08-04 19:05

Slightly off topic - Pilou you mention the Buick 90 used by the Queen Wilhelmina - do you have any more information? I have such a car and it is meant to have been used by her as well. Its RHD, was in Australia until recently and was reputed to have been used by her until the outbreak of the second world war. Yvon 52 - does a 1938 RHB 90L show up in the book you bought? Thanks all!

chicomarx BE

2022-03-05 18:35

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DPL 981 is retired and on display at following museum https://seearoundbritain.com/venues/atwell-wilson-motor-museum-calne-wiltshire

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