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For Sale: 1940 Buick Roadmaster in Seattle, Washington

$15,900 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

Roadmaster 71 Series, 4-door, 6-passenger Touring Sedan. 320 cubic-inch inline eight @ 141 HP. Original miles: only 10,688. Exterior finish & interior wool broadcloth professionally redone in 2014 for daughter's wedding.
Invested $25,000+ thinking I would have more time to do small improvements & show car off.

Has "California" heater, white wall tires, handsome central speaker & radio, attractive engine turned dash. 4 doors fit tightly, hood sits right & glossy, ripple-free finish makes her look great from any angle. Drives beautifully, especially  on this island's little traffic-free roads! The straight-8 moves her along smoothly. Starter switch was moved from accelerator to dash; it was always touchy. Mechanics here went over car last summer; replaced Stromberg float & adjusted timing. This summer they cleaned gas tank & fuel line. Runs nicely but more careful tuning can always be done. Original Delco-Remey 6 volt battery was replaced years ago - we have old frame.

Wiring harness should be replaced & other small "to dos" - sun visors reattached, some of the plastics replaced, wood graining the window trim, clock, radio, horn & gas gauge repair.

Car has been in our family since early '60's. Father-in-law's Buick agency purchased it as safety precaution for aging owner who lived in the Santa Cruz hills. Enjoyed life as a parade car, kept up by Buick mechanics but never rebuilt. Driven to Seattle mid-80's, garaged & used on rare occasions before coming to Lopez Island for the wedding.
Appropriately & affordably priced for someone seeking an elegant occasional driver as is or who wants a stunning vehicle for local car shows with further restoration and concours refinement.
Selling because she really needs to be with collector who can give her attention & showcase her. I'm building a house; no time.

Appraisers pegged her value at the low $20’s. The pricing reflects a $4-$6K value- margin to address the wiring project, and some of the other small things one could attend to. Buy this car and you would have a completely redone interior and exterior (2014), an eye-catching classic, and vehicle with incredibly low miles - just awaiting her next stage of life. 
I plan to bring the car to my house/ garage in Seattle later this December to make her more accessible to the market of potential owners. Several callers suggested Bring a Trailer or E Bay auctions as selling device - one of those would probably be easier for buyers if car was in large urban area as well. 

Happy to respond to questions.

Email contact is best.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-908622
  • Price:$15,900 (OBO)
  • Location:Seattle, Washington
  • Year:1940
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Roadmaster
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Grey Bedford Cord
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Straight Eight
  • Odometer:10688
  • Stock Number:404719
  • Trim Level:Model 71
  • VIN:73826402
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive