1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Headed To Auction3
By the time the Buick Roadmaster hit the 1954 model year, it was enormous. Built on the GM C-body platform, underpinnings also shared with both Cadillac and Oldsmobile, the 1954 Roadmaster grew substantially compared to the preceding 1953 model year, adding about five and a half inches to the wheelbase, and over nine inches in overall length. All that space made for a comfortable interior, as did a plethora of high-end power features. Throw in the Nailhead V8 engine under the hood, and the Roadmaster definitely lived up to its name. Now, this well-polished convertible model heads to auction in Indiana.
This 1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible presents in stunning condition as a result of a well-documented body-off restoration. The sculpted body lines are draped in Condor Yellow exterior paint, while 15-inch Coker chrome wire wheels wrapped in whitewall tires take up the corners. A red top drops back to reveal the cabin space, while additional chrome trim leads the eye rearwards to an extended rear tail section.
Moving inside, we find the same head-turning red-and-yellow color scheme applied to the upholstery. The previous owners also saw fit to upgrade the machine with a number of modern touches, including air conditioning and seat belts, making this 1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible a fantastic candidate for enjoying on the road and at events.
Motivation is sourced from a 322 cubic-inch (5.3L) Nailhead V8 engine, which mates to a Dynaflow transmission. To keep the engine running nice and cool, this particular example was also upgraded with an aluminum radiator.
From the stunning color combination, to the audacious physical size, this 1954 Buick Roadmaster is a fantastic cruiser. Now, it’s headed to The Elkhart Collection event hosted by RM Sotheby’s, which is scheduled to take place May 1st and 2nd in Elkhart, Indiana. The vehicle will be offered at no reserve.
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Source: RM Sotheby’s
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The 1954 Buick is in amazing condition.
That car should be here in Los Angeles. Perfect for Randy Newman (I love LA song) or Jay Leno.
Look at that interior and compare it to a 1954 Chevy Bel Air. No comparison. The car was near $4,000
Thank you for sharing. Bless the folks who restored this American treasure. When Better cars are built,
Buick will build them as the Buick ads use to say.
This fantastic car reminds me of the 1955 Buick Roadmaster that was light green over dark green two tone, that was also a hard top that my friend was able to drive to school and certain events such as Naval reserve informational talks in San Diego as we tried out the new section of National Highway/Freeway Interstate 5 around the big curve going through downtown. A more rounded and redundant dash on the 1955 and the one-year only perfectly disc-round port holes that ’55 was so comfortable; it soaked up everything. I got some dollars together for gasoline and my friend stood on the accelerator. No cell phones in those days, but I used to watch the needle on the gas gauge literally walk its way towards empty until he got off the gas pedal and we soon found a gas station. Premium was about 32.9 cents per gallon, then. This car is a great car and whoever gets it will have a gem.
Isn’t that the car Warren Beatty drove in ‘Bugsy’, when he opened Las Vegas?