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1948 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet

Rare, Low Mileage, Beautiful Survivor

$32,800

Harry's Thoughts

This beautiful 1948 Buick Roadmaster is a very low mileage example and the first year of the Dynaflow automatic transmission. She is a pleasure to drive. Her stunning Verde Green livery and interior show exceptionally well overall. This Roadmaster would be a great addition to any enthusiast’s classic collection.

THE ESSENTIALS

This 1948 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet has had four owners from new and has accumulated a mere 37,000 miles.  She is a lovely survivor, being restored only as needed. The sleek body lines of the rare Sedanet are enhanced by her lustrous dark green livery which is beautifully complimented by her gorgeous original light gray Bedford cord cloth upholstery. This is a rare and beautiful Buick that would be equally enjoyed on tours or local car shows.

The Buick Roadmasters were beautifully designed by the legendary head of design at General Motors, Harley Earl. This Roadmaster was purchased new on September 20, 1948, by WWI Veteran Carl Hurner for $3,282 from Vinton & Larsen Sales and Service in McMinnville, OR.  The original sales invoice is included in the sale and mentions its new Dynaflow transmission, seat covers and 3M undercoating. Mr. Hurner kept her for 25 years when she was acquired in 1972 by Glen Stafford.  Mr. Stafford had her repainted at Ted’s Body Shop in Great Falls, ID in 1985. Mr. Bengy Kuehling acquired her from the Stafford estate on February 19, 1999, with 36,206 original miles. The current owner acquired her in 2010 and has driven her approximately 1,200 miles. She currently has a total of 37,445 from new.

This Roadmaster’s livery is Buick Verde Green (Paint Code 48-04) and has a deep, lustrous shine. Her 1985 repaint still looks very nice today with only a couple of small touched up chips that are only noticeable upon close inspection. Her chrome and stainless-steel trim are in very good to excellent condition.  The chrome has been re-plated as needed and the grill and other trim are in excellent condition with no pitting and only very minor scratches from normal use. The front bumper is enhanced by a beautifully chromed and rare Van Auklen bumper guard. Her wide white wall tires and wheel covers make an elegant statement and show well. The sleek lines of the Sedanet are complemented by the fender skirts and the abundance of chrome and stainless accents.  Overall, the exterior is in excellent show and tour condition.

The Buick’s interior is largely original, and her Grey Heather Bedford Cord upholstery (Trim 76) is in very nice condition. The gray cloth upholstery beautifully complements the striking Verde Green livery. She has lush dark gray carpets which were replaced by the previous owner and show very well with very little wear. The dash and instrument panel are a stunning two-tone gray. The instruments are silver finished, and all gauges are in working order and show very well. Her interior comes complete with an optional Sonomatic AM radio, antenna, heater, analog clock and an under-the-dash GM brand chrome tissue dispenser. Overall, the interior is largely original, well optioned and shows well throughout.

The engine compartment is very clean and nicely detailed and painted throughout. Her 320 cu in Fireball OHV Straight Eight produces 144 hp and is equipped with a 2-barrel carburetor. The power is transferred to the rear wheels through her 2-speed Dynaflow Automatic Transmission which shifts well and performs quietly. The valve cover has been repainted and displays the red “Buick Valve-In-Head Fireball Dynaflash Eight” stickers. The engine compartment shows very well throughout.

This gorgeous Roadmaster is accompanied with the original owner’s guide, titles from two former owners, the original sales invoice from 1948, the original dealership sales letter, the exterior repaint receipt from 1985, a lubrication receipt for 1956, an original Buick Roadmaster magazine ad and the original Buick polishing cloth.

This 1948 Buick runs and drives beautifully. With her well-maintained history, stunning design, and low mileage, she would be an excellent addition to consider.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com. This Roadmaster is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1948 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet

$32,800

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1948 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet
1948 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet

$32,800

VIN 24970021
BODY STYLE Sedanet
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 37,500
GEARBOX Dynaflow Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Grey Heather Bedford Cord Upholstery
EXT COLOR Verde Green
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Sedanet

The 1942 Roadmaster was longer, lower, wider, and roomier than before (a Harley Earl trademark), due in part to a longer wheelbase. There was also a new vertical-bar grille and "Airfoil" fenders that swept back to the rear fenders, which in subsequent generations became the chromed "Sweepspear". Both features became a Buick icon exhibited in…
The 1942 Roadmaster was longer, lower, wider, and roomier than before (a Harley Earl trademark), due in part to a longer wheelbase. There was also a new vertical-bar grille and "Airfoil" fenders that swept back to the rear fenders, which in subsequent generations became the chromed "Sweepspear". Both features became a Buick icon exhibited in one way or another for years to come, and were influenced by the concept car called the Buick Y-Job. The 4-door phaeton was discontinued. Coupes adopted the Sedanet fastback style that was introduced on 1941 on the Century and Special. The new one-piece hood was double-hinged so that either side of the engine compartment could be opened, while in later updates the hood would open at the front and extend up and towards the passenger compartment

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