1953 buick rodmaster Estate Wagon WOODY
- Condition: Used
- Make: Buick
- Model: Roadmaster
- SubModel: Woody
- Type: Wagon
- Trim: Roadmaster Estate WOODY
- Year: 1953
- Mileage: 110,000
- Color: Green
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Two tone white & green
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1953 Buick Roadmaster Woody
This vehicle has been in storage for over 30 years and yes it does run and drive. The wood is in pretty nice shape, no chips or cracks, but it certainly needs some deep oiling treatment. The chrome is all in good shape and the interior is complete, in fact the car is complete with no missing parts that I am aware of. This is a great deal as these go for over $85,000 restored and there is not a lot to do but clean it up tune it up replace some old worn out suspension, treat the wood and polish the paint and it should be show ready.
The 1953 Roadmaster Estate Wagon, with all of its appealing elegance, exhibits a series of firsts and lasts for the Flint automaker. Newly developed 322-cu.in. V-8
Affectionately dubbed the "Nailhead" due to the design of its intake/exhaust valves, the traditional 90-degree V-8 featured a compact 4.00 x 3.20-inch bore and stroke, which helped reduce its dimensions--when compared to the straight-eight--by 13½ inches of length and four inches of height; it was also a svelte 26.56 inches wide, all contributing to a front-end weight savings of 180 pounds. Internally, a new piston design lent itself to a higher 8.5:1 compression ratio. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, the new powerplant was rated for 188hp--18 more than the previous year--and 300-lbs.ft. of torque in the top-of-the-line Roadmaster. With the engine came a switch to a 12-volt electrical system.
In addition to the V-8, Buick further developed its automatic transmission. Beginning with the 1953 models, each Roadmaster came equipped with the Twin-Turbine Dynaflow standard, the redesign of which was said to increase torque output by 10 percent. It was still used in conjunction with the division's longstanding implementation of a torque-tube/differential system.
Although on the surface, it appears as though there were few changes to the body from 1952, the subtle differences are quite significant. On all but the four-door sedan, the Roadmaster was now assembled on a downsized chassis that measured 121.5 inches from front to rear hubs, with a reduction in overall body length to 207.6 inches. Minor annual changes to the trim continued, especially to the headlamp and taillamp configurations. Additionally, the compact V-8 also meant that designers could lower the profile of the hood, providing drivers and passengers alike a better view of the world in front of them.