Elegant, but not too much: ’37 Buick Brewster Limousine
There is a very long history of Brewster Coach Works that began right near us in New Haven, Connecticut. They began building horse drawn coaches but not the kind that carry hay – the kind that carried wealthy people. When automobiles came onto the seen, Brewster immediately got onboard and began building cars. They became known for unwavering quality so much so that when they ran into trouble after WW I, Rolls-Royce purchased them. Rolls was building cars for the American market in Massachusetts and shipping the chassis to New York for Brewster bodies. That lasted awhile until a New York dealer purchased them and began building custom cars using a Ford chassis and engine. They were successful at it. Brewster continued to build custom-built cars like the car we feature today.This car was purchased new by Esther Maria Chapin, the wife of one of the fouders of Merrill-Lynch. She originally purchased this body on a 1935 Ford, and then had it transferred to this new Buick in ’37, according to the records kept by the Brewster Society. It is in original condition in many places including the rear broadcloth interior. The paint is worn through in places and it appears to have been delivered in a maroon color. The body is aluminum over a strong hardwood frame and gives a reassuring sound when the doors are shut. A very elegant but not over the top limousine fior not a ton of money. Read more at the eBay auction with a BUY IT NOW at $49,500 by clicking here.