Project Description

1951 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Model 76C

Make / Model: Buick Roadmaster Convertible Model 76C

Year: 1951

Engine: 320.2 cui / 5247cm³ Fireball Dynaflash Inline-Eight 154 PS (SAE) / 113,5 kW

Transmission: Dynaflow Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 06000 (unknown)

Condition: older restoration, first place winner of the Senior AACA, condition #2, used

Buick’s Top-of-the Line car for 1951

The early 1950s gave rise to some of the most dramatic car designs ever seen on the American road as all of Detroit’s car companies were paying more attention to styling than ever before. Thanks to the efforts of men like Harley Earl, the American car was getting longer and lower than it ever did before. This was no more evident than in Buick’s fine offering of cars for 1951. Buick was moving forward with some great cars that were showing everyone else the path to the future. Buick offered several models for 1951, but none were more glamorous as the top-of-the-line Roadmaster Convertible.

Our 1951 Buick Roadmaster convertible is a former jewel from the Chester Harwood collection.

As Buick’s best car for 1951, this convertible speaks volumes in terms of what American luxury looked like in the early 1950s.

Finished in Buick’s “Cloudmist” Grey this stunning car has been beautifully restored a couple of years ago and mechanically revised in our garage.

The Roadmaster had no shortage of chrome and this example carries its massive front bumper with elegance and style. As Buick’s finest, it also has four ventiports on the side while other Buicks had only three. A rocket inspired hood ornament leads the way and Buick’s unique double opening hood from either side makes maintenance a snap. The X in the VIN code of this Roadmaster denotes that it carries a power top, power seats, and power windows. The Roadmaster convertible also came from the factory with leather interior and this example has been nicely restored with a two-tone red and white. Two large bench seats provide more than enough comfort for six passengers and a beautifully designed dashboard carries just a hint of the emerging jet era of the day. Power for this Buick comes from Buick’s 320.2 cubic-inch overhead valve “Fireball” inline eight cylinder rated at 152 horsepower. The engine compartment is clean and well-sorted. Power reaches the rear wheels through Buick’s Dynaflow two-speed automatic transmission.

There is nothing small about Buick’s Roadmaster for 1951. Riding on a 121-inch wheelbase and weighing in at a hefty 4,395 pounds, the Roadmaster was a car that announced its arrival from any distance.

This 1951 Buick Roadmaster is a car that truly represents the American luxury convertible.

One of 2,911 Roadmaster Convertibles produced in 1951 with less than 20 known to exist.

The car is for sale „As-Is“, at a price of EUR 54.000,-.

Our Buick Roadmaster is ready for a test drive. Please arrange your appointment.

The Roadmaster has been checked in death in our own mechanic workshop, OK-Classic GmbH. Upon request we will be providing a comprehensive inspection report including a quote for recommended work to increase safety and value. 

Price: Sold

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