Vehicle Description

1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton

320 FIreball Dynaflash Inline 8 Cylinder Engine with 165 HP
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Verde Green Exterior over Tan Cloth Interior
Only 1 Known to Exist with Cloth Interior
Tan Convertible Soft Top
Matching Numbers with Engine Number 74118208 and 1 of Only 326 Produced
2 Dual-Choke Carburetors ''Compound Carburetion''
4-Wheel Hydraulic Brakes Great for Bringing this Heavy Buick to a Stop
Believed to have been Owned by Warner Brothers Studios
Original and Unrestored except for the Exterior Paint
Seen in Star-Studded Movies
Independent Front, Live Axle Rear Coil Spring Suspension
Wide White Wall Tires with Buick Inscribed Hubcaps and Chrome Beauty Rings
Only 12,300 Miles from New
While there is No Documentation for its Early Ownership Various Elements Support the Conclusion, it was a Hollywood Car from New. A Hendricks-Publicity Envelope Found Under the Seats Refers to a Promotional Photo of Virginia Mayo, a Glamorous Warner Bros. Star of the late 40's. This Buick - or an Eerily Similar '41 Buick Convertible Phaeton - Featured Prominently in Warner's 1949 Production of the Michael Curtiz-Directed "Flamingo Road" starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott and Sidney Greenstreet. It was Purportedly Used in RKO's 1942 Production of "The Big Street" although Most of the Movie's Mileage from New York City to Miami was covered by Lucille Ball's Wheelchair Pushed by "Little Pink", Played by Henry Fonda. It also is suggested that it was used in MGM's 1996 production of the Lee Tamahori-Directed "Mulholland Falls" starring Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly and Chazz Palminteri. Most likely the '41 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton offered here was a Warner Bros. Pool Car Used as Needed in Films and to Chauffeur Favored Stars, Financiers and Moguls. The Car served this Role Ideally Thanks to its Ample Passenger Compartment, Luxurious Appointments and Easy Access to the Rear Seat Through the Large Back Doors. With the Top Down its Fortunate Passengers could Enjoy the Balmy Southern California Weather and be seen as they Basked in the Studio's Favor.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1413325
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Punta Gorda, Florida
  • Year:1941
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Roadmaster
  • Exterior Color:Verde Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:12342
  • Stock Number:D20-506
  • VIN:13940316