Aug 6, 2014 3:04 PM by News Staff
The Friends of the Parks have recently completed the restoration of a 1922 Buick, in a project authorized by the Oroville City Council two years ago.
The group has worked diligently to rescue the 1922 Buick Touring Car that has been parked in the carriage house at Oroville's historic Lott Home in Sank Park. To date the Friends have spent over $4200.00 with funds provided by the organization and the Oroville Museum Docent group.
The car is now drivable, but still needs some cosmetic repairs to both the interior and the roof.
The car, which has an interesting history, belonged, to Cornelia Lott Sank and her husband, Jess Sank until his death in 1961. After Jess died the car was sold to the Currier Brothers who had a drive-in market in Oroville. They used the car for shows and their own personal enjoyment. After they passed, their heirs offered the car to the City of Oroville to use as part of the C.F. Lott Home museum display. It has been proudly there for over 40 years, but had not been in running condition for many years.