Buick Roadmaster Sedanette
The renowned Buick Roadmaster model line was first introduced in 1936, and continued in production until 1958, representing the pinnacle of Buick’s design and engineering prowess. Based upon Buick’s longest wheelbase throughout its history, the Roadmaster’s commanding presence also looked the part. While the 1947 Roadmaster was still based on the prewar design, buyer demand remained very strong in the postwar seller’s market. The robust and proven “Fireball Dynaflash” inline eight-cylinder engine, mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, powered the Roadmaster, which was available in coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon models. The car was recognized as a clear expression of its owner’s good taste and upward mobility, and nearly 79,000 buyers gladly paid $2,131 or more for the privilege of ownership in 1947.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan and in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
144 bhp, 320 cu. in. inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"
Source: RM Auctions