BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED, PRESERVED & PRESENTED
2001 BCA SENIOR AWARD WINNER
BUICK'S GLAMOROUS TOP-OF-THE-LINE MODEL FOR 55
STUNNING CONDOR YELLOW/BLACK 2-TONE LIVERY
FASTIDIOUS PRIOR OWNERSHIP AND COLLECTOR CARE
322 CI NAILHEAD V-8 ENGINE
VARIABLE-PITCH DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY & POWER WINDOWS
RARE, HIGH-END 1950'S AMERICAN CLASSIC
FRESHLY DETAILED & READY TO ENJOY
Buick traditionally occupied an enviable position within the GM hierarchy by selling prestigious, well equipped, and profitable mid-to-upper level cars. By 1954, record calendar-year production and strong model-year production drove Buick to third place in American sales rankings right behind GM's high-volume Chevrolet and Ford. For the calendar year 1955, Buick production reached an all-time high of nearly 800,000 vehicles, including the one-millionth Buick V-8 engine. In NASCAR competition, Buick entries scored a pair of high-profile victories.
Throughout its long and rich history, Buick has been synonymous with prestige, style, advanced engineering, and strong value. In particular, the Series 70 Roadmaster topped the Buick model line continuously between 1936 and 1958, clearly signifying its owners upward mobility to the rest of the world with its outstanding engineering, performance, and styling.
Externally similar to the redesigned 1954 Buick models, the 1955 models retained the X-braced chassis frame and smooth torque-tube drive. Riding the top 127-inch wheelbase chassis, the Series 70 Roadmaster line was a focused three-model series including a four-door Sedan, Convertible Coupe, and two-door Hardtop Coupe body styles. Buick's outstanding Nailhead V-8 engine, first available for 1953, continued in its original 322 cubic-inch displacement for 1955. Topped by a Carter four-barrel carburetor and offering higher 9.1:1 compression, the Nailhead V-8 engine now carried a 236-horsepower factory rating. Befitting Buicks top model series, the Roadmaster's standard Dynaflow automatic transmission was upgraded for 1955 with 20 variable-pitch stator blades that either opened fully for quick acceleration or returned to normal position for cruising ease. In addition to improved acceleration and performance, the transmission updates also delivered improved fuel economy for the big Buick.
While nearly 60,000 Roadmasters were produced in all for 1955, just 4,730 glamorous Model 76C Roadmaster Convertible Coupes were produced, including this stunning restoration, which garnered the Buick Club of America Senior Award in 2001. Colors are outstanding, including the Condor Yellow and Black 2-tone paint finish over a matching leather interior. In addition to the standard leather interior of the Model 76C Roadmaster Convertible Coupe, the body style also included standard power window lifts. Other choice features include an in-dash clock and radio, aircraft-style heating/ventilation control levers, and a handsomely engine-turned wraparound dash insert. As offered, this stately, top-of-the-line Roadmaster clearly benefits from proper care and preservation, including climate-controlled storage, under the watchful eye of the prior owner, a longstanding and well-respected private automobile collector. Accompanying items include a spare tire, roadside jack, lug wrench, fire extinguisher, and top-boot cover. Call us today to see this highly equipped and beautifully presented 1955 Buick roadmaster Convertible coupe for yourself, obtain full details, and prepare to make it yours for the upcoming Spring and Summer show and driving season!