Museum Receives Donation of '28 Buick


The Klamath County Museum has received the donation of a 1928 Buick automobile from Alan and Carol Eberlein of Klamath Falls.

The fully restored and operable vehicle becomes the fifth antique auto owned by the museum.

“This beautiful car has a long history in Klamath Falls, and we’re looking forward to displaying it for many years to come,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “We’re very grateful to the Eberleins to entrusting its care to us.”

The Model 48-120 Buick has had various owners, and at one time was in the personal collection of longtime local car collector Julian Eccles.

“We’re very pleased to know this car will be able stay right here in Klamath Falls,” Alan Eberlein said as the car was delivered to the museum on Thursday, Jan. 3.

Other vehicles owned by the museum include a 1904 Oldsmobile donated by the Miller Bros. automotive dealership, a 1915 Ford Model T donated by John Wilcynski, a 1919 Ford Model T donated by Bob Kennedy, and a 1967 Ford Mustang donated by the estate of Don Carnes.

The museum also owns a 1928 Rumely Oil-Pull tractor donated by J.W. Kerns Irrigation, and restored to running condition by Branch 21 of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association in Klamath Falls.

The Klamath County Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday year-round.

For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.

Press release provided from Klamath County Museum.