1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
This vehicle has undergone a complete frame off restoration, powered by a 322CID V8 236HP engine. This is one of the finest Buick Roadmaster convertibles in the country.
History of Buick Roadmaster – 1936 – 1958
The Roadmaster was an automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors. The origins of the Roadmaster name date to 1936 when Buick renamed its entire model lineup to celebrate the engineering improvements and design advancements over their 1935 models. Buick’s Series 40 model range became the Special, the Buick Century took the place of the Series 60 and the Series 90 became the Limited. Buick’s Series 80 became the Roadmaster.
Roadmasters produced between 1936 and 1958 were built on Buick’s longest wheelbase and shared its basic structure with senior Oldsmobiles. Between 1946 and 1957, the Roadmaster was Buick’s premium and best appointed model, and was offered in sedan, coupe, convertible and station wagon body styles between 1936 and 1948. In 1949 a hardtop coupe, designated “Riviera” joined the model line up; a four-door hardtop joined the model range in 1955. From 1946 through 1958 they were the most elegant and prestigious automobiles that Buick sold. In 1959 Buick again introduced a model range that represented a significant shift in its body design, and the Roadmaster name was replaced by the Electra name.