1958 Buick Roadmaster
Price: US $22,900.00 Item location: Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Buick
- Model: Roadmaster
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 77,800
- VIN: s7e7010710
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 364 Nailhead
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1958 Buick RoadmasterThe King of Chrome! More chrome than any car in history.High-end Buick Roadmaster--not one of the lower end models!Very rare and increasing in value!
I am a private owner. Not a dealer or flipper. Clear Illinois title in my name. I am the 3rd owner of this car. Both previous owners lived in Rhode Island where the car was originally purchased. It still has the chrome Hoxie Buick emblem on the trunk lid from where it was purchased in RI. I have a little bit of paperwork from previous owners for some history, although you always wish you had more.
ExteriorThe exterior of the car is in excellent condition. It was restored by the previous owner in 2004 and was done very well. It was repainted the original color. Not a cheap paint job. Really well done. The undercarriage of the car was undercoated at some point in history and because of that it has been preserved better than almost any 58 buick I've ever seen. There is no rust on the car. The only patch work I see anywhere was a small spot on the spare tire are of the trunk. The undercarriage of this car is really impressive. The previous owner also spent 25K to have all of the lower chrome rechromed. This is more than my buy-it-now price. The rear and front bumpers look great. Rear bumpers are almost always rusted out on 58 Buicks. There are a few small door dings in a couple of chrome pieces but nothing too noticeable. All of the typical trouble spots on 58 Buicks look great. The stainless around the windows doesn't look as nice as the lower chrome. It has lost its shine in places. It will need to be buffed out. Expensive wide white wall tires are like new. Matching spare in the trunk. Entire exhaust was redone in the past 3000 miles. Glass is good.
InteriorThe interior is all original. For 60 years old, it isn't bad, but it doesn't match the splendor of the exterior. The headliner is shot and will need replaced at very minimum. Interior chrome around the windows has some pitting. The driver's seat foam has deteriorated so you feel the springs as you sit. Front seat has some seams pulling apart and a small tear from the springs. Back seats look good. Door panels are ok, but have a few tears and are pulling up at some seams. The hard-to-find dash pad that goes all the way across is in good shape. That is a typical problem area. The covering that goes between the windshield and the dash pad is pulling up in a couple areas. All in all, the interior is driver quality. It is usable as is, but could be upgraded over time.
DrivetrainIt has the original 364 nailhead engine. Numbers match. It was rebuilt in 2004. I also had the carb rebuilt this summer and changed all filters, plugs and wires. It runs well. You can drive it at highway speeds. It has the rare Flight Pitch transmission. Another advantage you don't find in the lower end models of 58 buicks. The transmission shifts smoothly and works great. I spent a lot of money to have the brake booster and master cylinder rebuilt this summer. I still have to press down harder on the brake pedal than I should, so I think it needs some adjustment. It is drivable as is.
MechanicalGauges all work, except the speedometer. (They rarely do on 58 buicks). It has the rare Wonderbar radio. It turns on, but doesn't find a station. It may be that there is something wrong with the antenna hook-up? I never bothered trying to figure it out. The car has power windows. The front two windows work great. The back two move, but need some adjustment to go fully up or down. I don't think the windshield wipers work. This is a factory non-AC car. It still has the pedal-start feature from the 58 Buick which can be a little finicky at times, but it does always start for me.
International BuyersWilling to work with overseas buyers. I live in Chicago, so it is fairly easy to arrange shipping. Buyers are responsible for shipping arrangements.
QuestionsI take pride in my 100% positive feedback. I have sold a few cars on eBay before. Please ask any questions you may have.
This would make a great original classic for the right buyer. Probably a great investment for the future as well. I wish I could keep it, but I hope to find someone else who will enjoy it.