1955 Buick Roadmaster Sedan

Price: US $500.00 Item location: Henrico, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Roadmaster
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Sedan
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 53,213
  • VIN: 7B4016260
  • Color: Blue and White
  • Engine size: 322 V8 Nailhead
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Steering
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue and White
  • Safety options: Power Front Seat, Power Brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1955 Buick Roadmaster


1955 Buick Roadmaster Sedan

‘Wizard-of-OZ’ Classic Cruiser!

Car cruises on highways at 70 mph.

[Last Road Trip on 09.16.2016; no issues]

Blue & White exterior

Blue & White interior

Clear VA title

Garage stored

322 ci FIREBALL V-8 Nailhead Engine

Dynaflow Variable Pitch Automatic Transmission

POWER Drum Brakes

POWER Steering

POWER Front Seat

Gauges, Heaters, Lights, Windows, Heat/Air controls, Hood-Release, Door locks, Trunk lock, parking brake, all in VERY GOOD WORKING condition.

Note: Horn button relocated to dash; vacuum wipers presently not working [spare wiper parts included].

Previous owners lived in SD and MD

Owner documentation, Original oil-bath air filter, Vintage AM radio, period-correct Hubcaps, Service Manual, Trophies, Dash Plaque collection, and Spare parts included.

Years of Care and Detailing is obvious!

Interior shows wear and need of repair.

Work completed in 2015-2016:

New battery, starter, lights, lenses, and various electrical parts, LED tail lights.

New tires [5]

Fuel tank replaced; Fuel system flushed.

Rebuilt Carter Carburetor

Flushed oils and replaced filter in engine and transmission.

Purchased and installed various seals, and missing parts.

Mileage is ‘ESTIMATED’ as documented on title.

Odometer reads 53213. Speedometer presently not working.

A few dings, paint chips, scratches, and paint issues in the usual places for a sixty year old car; the underside is amazingly SOLID!

Close-Up PHOTOS SHOW CONDITION!

NOTE: Obvious evidence of rocker panel, small hole repair, and exterior re-paint in the past. Some paint runs are noticeable; car could use a professional repainting.

Much of the chrome is pitted, buffed, or painted.

I acquired this rare Buick in 2015 and have documentation of the first owner, Matilda J. Gage, an Aberdeen South Dakota ‘Wizard-of-OZ’ historical figure that owned the car from 1955 to 1986.

Car size specs in INCHES

Wheel base: 127

Length: 216

Width: 80

Height: 63

Weight: 4600 pounds

HISTORY:

This Buick was assembled at the Kansas City, KS Plant and originally purchased new by Miss Matilda J. Gage [Frank Baum’s niece] at Jacobson Buick in Aberdeen South Dakota.

Miss Gage promoted the children’s books about the land of OZ authored by her uncle Frank Baum. The character of Dorothy depicted in Baum’s books was based on Miss Gage and her younger sister, [the real] Dorothy. Miss Gage’s ‘Wizard-of OZ’ Buick was sold in 1986 after her death.

I am a British Car Hobbyist and am selling this sweet Classic Cruiser to increase my storage space.

Please ask questions prior to bidding.

LOW RESERVE! For sale locally. Happy Bidding!