1917 Buick Snowmobile

  • Auction Estimate
    $12,000-$25,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
    1917
  • Make
    Buick
  • Model
    Snowmobile
  • Style
  • VIN #
    151634-2
  • Mileage
    12192
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Interior Color
    Tan
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Size
  • Transmission
    4-speed manual

Details

A testament to Maine ingenuity, this 1917 Buick Snowmobile combines the optimum engineering of an early Buick with the practicality (at least for snowy New England) of a sled. According to local legend, this Snowmobile was used by officials from a lumber company in northern Maine to travel along the frozen winter wood roads while conducting business and keeping in touch with the logging camps. Decades later and long forgotten, it was found abandoned behind an old gravel pit in northern Maine by the current owner’s father, who conducted a full restoration, preserving a piece of history for future generations. With little more than 12,000 miles, this snowmobile remains in very good condition and is ready for winter action. Sold with a Maine registration.

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Very Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)