For Sale: 1948 Buick Roadmaster in Carson, California

$62,500 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

Shown here is a beautiful and elegant 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible that was fully restored in 1982. This Roadmaster is presented in a Cairo Cream with black leather interior and period correct black canvas top. Only 11,367 convertibles were built in 1948 and new features for the 1948 Roadmaster included the addition of script lettering on the front fenders and a black tenelite steering wheel to match the change from a two tone wood grain instrument panel to a single color gray instrument panel. The Roadmaster Convertible sold new in 1948 for $2,463 which was one of the higher priced vehicles for the time period and marketed in competition against the Packard Victoria and Cadillac Series 62. This Buick is powered by an 320ci Inline 8 cylinder overhead valve engine called the Fireball, which produced 144 horsepower and 276 foot pounds of torque. All of the horsepower and torque is transferred to the rear wheels through a Dynaflow 2 speed automatic transmission and torque tube style real axle housing. The black leather interior features a split back power bench seat, power windows, and a power convertible top which was standard equipment in the Series 76 convertibles. The soft and extremely smooth ride is assisted through the red 15-inch steel wheels wrapped in Firestone Deluxe Champion wide white wall tires and chrome dog dish style hub caps. This practical and handsome example of curvaceous 1940's styling can be driven and enjoyed on a weekend basis or exhibited and appreciated by any collector looking for that center piece of post war automobile history.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-885310
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Roadmaster
  • Exterior Color:Cairo Cream
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Straight Eight
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:6085
  • VIN:24936085
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive