If you’ve seen the movie Sea Biscuit, you may have noticed a batch of mint-condition, vintage Buicks of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. The movie didn’t make a big deal about the Buick connection, but there’s a story behind it. Charles S. Howard, who purchased Sea Biscuit for $8,000 in 1936 while he was in Saratoga Springs, NY, looking for a yearling for his friend Bing Crosby, at one time was one of Buick’s largest distributors. He controlled sales through dealers in eight western states and ...

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