Sales continued to slide falling to about 66,000 in 1951 and to 51,000 in 1952. With Roadmaster being a completely new model, and with Buick having totally restyled its entire line for 1936, one might have expected only modest changes for 1937. Owing to wartime inflation, prices were substantially higher than those of pre-war models. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c. Despite the abbreviated model year a total of about 8,400 were sold. The idea for VentiPorts grew out of a modification Buick styling chief Ned Nickles had added to his own 1948 Roadmaster.
Trouble loading the menu due to slow internet connection. Back up lights were now standard. In 1951 the long wheelbase sedan was also called a Riviera although it was not a hardtop. Convertibles acquired power windows, seat and top as standard equipment. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. It differed in the use of iron heads for durability, camshafts tuned for increased low-end torque, and intake silencers to decrease drive-by noise only in engines used in luxury-brand cars.
The Roadmaster once again represented Buick's largest sedan in its lineup. A new panoramic windshield with vertical side pillars was used. At the end of 1933 the 80 series was discontinued after 24,117 units produced. By mid-January, cars with no exterior chrome trim apart from the bumpers were being produced. It was also larger both in wheelbase 2 in 51 mm and overall length 6 in 152 mm than the.
Between 1946 and 1957 the Roadmaster served as Buick's flagship. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Roadmaster's trim levels were not so luxurious as the Park Avenue and LeSabre, but the amount of features satisfied those looking for a true full-sized rear-wheel drive luxury vehicle. A new carburetor and revised camshaft raised engine horsepower to 130. It sold 300 units and instantly became the top of the line in the station wagon market. When ordered with the factory towing package, the 1994-1996 Roadmaster was rated to tow up to 5000 pounds. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.
No 6-cylinder engines were ever offered in the last generation Roadmaster. The compression ratio was raised from 6. Body and chassis 4-door 4-door Related Powertrain 320 cu in 5. Series identification was found on cloisonne emblems centered in the bumper guard front and rear. Nevertheless, overall Roadmaster sales increased to 16,129.
The Roadmaster sedan, a vehicle over its eight previous generations, shared the for the first time in its history. The Roadmaster name first appeared in 1938, replacing the Buick Series 80 nameplate. It was replaced a year later with a 180hp 5. Upon seeing this, Buick chief was so delighted that he ordered that non-lighting VentiPorts be installed on all 1949 Buicks, with the number of VentiPorts three or four corresponding to the relative displacement of the installed. With five more horsepower than a senior , 15 more than any Cadillac, and 25 more than the largest , it was the most powerful engine available that year on an American car.
A new optional custom trim option was offered, consisting of cloth upholstery with leather bolsters with the robe cord cover and lower door panels trimmed in leatherette. The station wagon variants were available with simulated wood grain paneling and a fixed sunroof over the second row of seats. Body and chassis 4-door 4-door Related Powertrain 320 cu in 5. Buick's Series 40 was named the , the Series 50 became the , the Series 60 was named the and the Series 90 — Buick's largest and most luxurious vehicle — was named the. From then on, the name appeared on the largest and most well-appointed Buicks.
Air conditioning was a new option and, years before many other makes, a 12-volt electrical system was adopted. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. An optional third-row bench was also available. Overall sales dropped to 50,571 which is 11. . When combined with a column mounted shift lever the cars offered true six passenger comfort. Interiors featured a padded dashboard and were broadcloth and nylon in 4-doors, nylon in 2-doors and leather in convertibles.
Two stator wheels were adopted as an improvement to Dynaflow. We are reliant upon outside agencies for our data, which you resolve to access at your own risk. Requires V92 Trailer Towing Package. Both power steering and power brakes were made standard. Body and chassis 4-door 4-door 2-door Sedanet 2-door 2-door 4-door 2-door Related Powertrain 320 cu in 5. With a total of 88,130 sold, the all-time annual record for Roadmaster, the model accounted for 27 percent of all Buick sales, a remarkably high proportion in light of its price, which was only slightly less than a.