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  A collection of photos taken By Pat Davis during  AUS 2000 International Rally 4th -5th March 2000


                                      1937 Buick 8/40 Sedan
               Entry number 34 Driver Jack Wilkinson Navigator Jean Wilkinson

Brisbane Vintage Auto Club inc  Car of The Month         September 1995

The car of the Month belongs to Jack Wilkinson. This car started life in Nowra, a small coastal town in southern N.S.W. In 1937 when it was in daily use until the early 1950's. The car was then sold to a dealer. The next part of the cars history was lost until it found its way to Caloundra where once again it was used on a regular basis until the mid 1970's when it finally tired and was retired.

Stage two started in the late 1980's when it was purchased by the principle restorer. Although the car was complete,  all mechanical components were in need of a major overhaul except the dif.


Wheelbase                 122 inches

Bore                          3 3/32 inches

Stroke                       4 1/8 inches

Displacement            248 cu inches

Compression             5.70 to 1

Taxable HP               30.63

Max BHP                  100@ 3200rpm

The interior needed a complete re-trim as the inhabitants of its resting years were none to kind (yes, it was used as a chook house) The body was also in need of hard panel work

Although it was fairly free of rust for a coastal car. With most major work completed the cart was offered for sale to a good home. Jack Wilkinson purchased the car in 1993 with only a small amount of finishing to be done

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