1947 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Convertible Coupe30k Miles from New, Beautiful CA Car, Survivor!
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Designed by the great Harley J. Earl, this 1947 Buick Roadmaster convertible is a true 30,000 mile from new survivor with mostly original paint, interior and chrome. This would perform well in Preservation Class events and drives wonderfully as only low mileage original cars can. Living its life in California, Washington and Arizona, this is a rust free and very nice and solid example.
This Buick has been owned for 37 years by a collector of very special, limited production cars, Stanley Jason. Mr. Jason has now passed, but records indicate that he bought this Buick in California on the 9th of December 1984, which, by then, this Roadmaster had accumulated a mere 27,299 miles. The prior owner was Frank Stagnitto from Danville, CA. Mr. Stagnitto owned the car for many years. Prior service records indicate that by February of 1966 it had accumulated just 13,717 miles since new. This Buick is documented with 45 years of documentation. We love the file that comes with this car!
The Carlsbad Black (Paint Code 01) lacquer paint is largely original and by using a paint meter it is obvious that certain panels were likely touched up over the years. Most of this paint is the original factory paint. This is an incredibly original car with beautiful paint quality. There are many smaller touched up areas from scratches, mostly around the hood area (a common issue if the hood is opened or closed without due care). The paint has very nice shine and luster.
The front and rear bumpers have likely been rechromed at one point. The rest of the chrome is good to very good overall, with only light scratches from normal use and some light pitting on the door cap trim.
The white convertible top is presumably is an older a replacement and in very nice condition. We have rebuilt the hydraulic pump motor so all the hydraulics work well.
The interior is, from what we can ascertain, all original and in beautiful condition overall. It appears as though the upholstery had seat covers from new as they look amazingly nice. The red leather and tan Bedford cord inserts are in excellent condition with only a few tiny holes from use or moths. The upholstery overall is in excellent original condition with very little patina. The carpet shows the most wear since they were never covered. The dash and steering wheel are in beautiful original condition.
The two front windows and the front seat are powered and operated well. The inspection report covers the details, but most everything works well. This Buick is accessorized well with driving lights, bumper guards, spotlight and Sonomatic pushbutton radio with antenna.
The engine is beautifully detailed and while most of the engine compartment is original, the engine has been repainted and looks great. The 320 CID five main bearing straight eight runs beautifully and the 144 BHP provides 276 ft lbs of torque for smooth performance. The three speed manual transmission shifts beautifully and this example is tight and solid due to its low mileage. The ride is smooth with its long 129 inch wheelbase.
Of the nearly 12,000 Buicks produced in 1947, only about 4% were the Roadmaster convertibles. And this must be one of the most low mileage, original examples extant.
For more information and details, please email, call or text Harry Clark at email@example.com or +1.602.245.7200. The Buick is in our showroom in Phoenix, Arizona.
1947 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Convertible Coupe
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See startup video here:
Just read the inspection report but did not see the following concerns: Do the power windows function properly, power seat work correctly? Can you upload a video of it starting up and the engine running? Come with a title?
We just made a startup video and will post it in a few minutes. It starts up beautifully.
The power pump was rebuilt by us. The power top, windows and seat work fine as well. We operated all the functions several times and it all checked out well. The seat moves in all directions, etc. The car starts and runs beautifully. I’m not sure that we can upload a video this morning, but we’ll try. It drives as a 30k mile car should, very tight and responsive. The title is clear. It is part of the estate, a collection of ten cars. He’s owned it 37 years!
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