1930’s Playboy: 1930 Buick Country Club Coupe 64C

Whoever owned this 1930 Buick at the beginning of the Great Depression most certainly had to have been well off,  and perhaps even a “Playboy” with this Country Club Coupe. With room for only friends, and dating interests, this Buick has a rumble seat as well, also allowing your friend some mild privacy with his dating interests. When not entertaining, this Buick also has a golf club door to store, and easily access, your clubs when arriving at the country club. With a charming, yet solid appearance, this 1930 Buick offers little on its history, other than the seller including a stern “Bring offer” for this 1930’s beauty. Find it here on craigslist out of Columbus, Ohio.

It is easy to see that this Buick has lived a decent life. Granted there are some condition issues, but this car did not wind up like so many cars did, rusted out and left for dead in fields. The interior reflects this, as the upholstery looks to have had varmint issues, but the dash, steering wheel, floors, and radio look nice from what can be seen. Paint still graces the steering wheel, as does the dash. The radio is an awesome accessory, clearly showing that someone appreciated this Buick, and updated it with this then modern, and cool accessory. Reupholstering the interior would do wonders for its appearance, and if you intended to leave the car in its current aged finish, that is all the interior would likely need appearance wise.

Surprisingly straight and rust free, this Buick is a bit of a time capsule. The nickel plating is very nice, and the paint that is present is nice, although there is quite a bit of paint chipping going on down both sides of this Buick. There is surface rust present in the various paint chipped areas, but overall this Buick looks very solid. The long sweeping front fenders look as nice as anyone could wish for, as does the rest of the body.  Since this is a 60 series Buick, it is powered by a 331 cubic inch inline 6 cylinder engine that produces a whopping 99 horsepower. Despite its possible “Playboy” roots, I would gladly drive this Country Club Coupe out for a day of golfing, if I could drop off the golfers, and continue driving this large, sleek, and beautiful classic. Would you rather have a day of golfing, or a day of behind the wheel experience with this awesome Depression era classic?


  1. Rick

    And really tiny, out of focus photos that make me want to say ‘Yes! I’ll take it!’….

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  2. Lee Hartman

    It’s not a convertible. The top doesn’t fold down. The equivalent of a vinyl top on newer cars. The landau irons are merely decorative. The car looks solid. It probably wouldn’t be cost effective to restore it, but I think a person could make it run and spruce it up a bit and have a lot of fun with it.

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    • redwagon

      ha! the original broughamtastic treatment. i thought for certain it was a convertible.

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  3. Rod

    Great looking car. Hope someone restores it to its original glory. Not sure if this is an original colour but I like it.

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  4. James K Member

    I saw one of these cars in person restored to concours-spec when I was probably 6 or 7 years old and vividly recall the owner telling me about the golf club door. I’m almost tempted to see where he ballparks this car and figure out what I need to sell.

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  5. Dairymen

    “Bring offer” in Layman’s terms means; I’m too embarrassed to give you my ridiculous price that I want!

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  6. RoughDiamond

    Dang I’d love to have this. I just have a policy never to price another Seller’s item. Dairymen hit the nail on the head. Also, to continue that thought, if you make an offer that is over the ridiculous price the Seller has in his mind, you will never know it and leave money on the table.

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  7. irocrob

    I like it. People should always have a asking price. I will not respond to best offer ads.

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  8. Rodney

    “Ran when parked at the County Club in 1930”. Beautiful car in need of a new and seasoned caregiver.

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  9. redwagon

    well you could do your value investigation come up with a price you are willing to pay and give it to the seller along with your contact info. if he sells it elsewhere no love lost, if it comes back to you for dickering and dealing you can decide to play or not. in any event you have a price out there the seller knows it and has to decide what to do.

    was it really yellow to begin with? that would surprise me.

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    • David Wilk Member

      No yellow was available from Buick in 1930. The closest color to yellow was called “El Paso Tan” but it was far from the bright yellow color on this car. Buick made 2009 examples of this model that year, making it fairly rare then and now. It is a beautiful car that will cost way more than it is worth to restore, unfortunately. I hope someone with deep pockets loves this one enough to take it on.

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  10. Aileron

    They were asking 15k in the CL ad just last week.

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  11. Howard A Member

    Can’t you just see some “big shot’s” son pulling into the Country Club with this? Parked next to the Kissel, the Jordan, and the Auburn. That little door, behind the passenger door, was for golf clubs. Same old thing. Too much initially. You’ll have a ton of money in this to make it right. Still, a 6 figure car when done. Should be in a museum, this is what the hoi-paloi drove in 1930’s, compared to the poor person that could barely afford a used Ford. It was the depression, you know.

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    • Howard A Member

      Could someone ( you know who you are) give me a “thumbs down”, please. Looks a little empty without it. :)

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  12. rando

    I’ve noticed that since Drinkin Gasoline disappeared, you don’t seem to get as many thumbs down. Could be coincidence?

    I’m about wore out on here with all the haters as soon as something from the 70’s domestics shows up. I love the cars, but the comments get way too negative sometimes.

    But I keep coming back. I just real less and skip around more.

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  13. Mark S

    The run away costs can be minimized by doing your own work. If a skilled Hobbiest gets his hands on this car it could be restored at a reasonable cost. It’s to bad that this hobby is so focused on the investment value and not the love the cars. It would be nice to see this 87 year old example land with someone that will want this car for what it is not what it will be worth restored. I’d love to have this car and I’d do my own restoration, unfortunately that is not going to happen but I know there are still plenty of guys out there that can handle this in there garages by them selves, but as many of you know it is a big commitment.

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  14. Patrol2620

    I love the car. I think the seller may take 10k for it which is worth it. I if was in the USA I would not wait to get it.
    I am just too far to make a deal based on photos only.

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  15. Rustytech Member

    Mark. I agree with you about restoring for the love of the car, and I do it for the love of the work and for the satisfaction of a job done well. However some people do not have the needed skills, so must pay someone. You still have to keep in mind what the final value will be though, as someday it will have to be sold either by you or by your family, in other words it would make no sense to do a $60k restoration on a $20k car. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem here though, I think if done right this could easily be a $110k car.

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