Pebble Beach picnic is written on back of photo
Buick was still right hand drive in 1913? Bud.
Google images of 1913 buicks and they seem to be RHD, 1914 images come up LHD anyone know the facts?
Definitely a 1913 Buick Model 31. It was their mid-sized offering for 1913. The Model 30 Roadster and 31 Touring featured a 201 ci 4-cyl (4"x4"), 3-speed transmission, 108" wb. The Touring had 26" inch rims with 34" tires and the roadster had 27" rims with 36" tires.
All Buicks were RHD through 1913 and went to LHD (except export models) in 1914.
According to the book "Buick, the Golden Era", Frank is right. My 1912 is RHD. I know of several '13s, all RHD. In 1914, Buicks underwent major modernization; starters, generators, LHD and center control.
I believe the Buick in the picture is a Model 25; that was the entry level Buick, with a 3-3/4" bore and stroke. That engine was first used in the Model 10 in 1908, '09, and '10. It was called something else in '11. In '12 it was the Model 35 (that's the model I have), looking a lot like the car in the picture, with (for the first time) a 3-speed sliding-gear transmission instead of a planetary, but without the little cowl or the demountable rims and with 102" wheelbase instead of the 105" in the picture. That engine survived two more years, in ever-bigger and heavier cars, as the B25 and C25. My car keeps up with Model Ts, but I'm sure glad for the intermediate gear - the car weighs almost 2200 pounds!
Chris types faster than I do. And he may well be right that the car in the picture is a bit bigger than a Model 25.
The biggest difference between a 1913 Model 25 and 31 is that the cowl is in front of the windshield on the 31 and there is a small 'cowl' behind the windshield on a 25. On the 25 the firewall and windshield are straight and at the back of the hood.
I hope that makes sense. My father has a 1913 Model 25 and I have a Model 30.