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BUICK Roadmaster 1949 - 1958
The Buick Roadmaster was a series of cars that have been manufactured in the model years 1931-1933 and 1936-1958 Buick as a successor to the 129 series in the USA. Until 1933, the series was only 80 series, from 1936, the Roadmaster name to it. From 1940, were named the Roadmaster Series 70, the Series 80 was continued as a Limited. 1957 and 1958, there were in addition to the better-equipped Roadmaster
The Buick Roadmaster was a series of cars that have been manufactured in the model years 1931-1933 and 1936-1958 Buick as a successor to the 129 series in the USA. Until 1933, the series was only 80 series, from 1936, the Roadmaster name to it. From 1940, were named the Roadmaster Series 70, the Series 80 was continued as a Limited. 1957 and 1958, there were in addition to the better-equipped Roadmaster Series 75 models 1991-1996 again a Roadmaster was built, but without series designation.
Buick Series 80 Model 87 Sedan (1932)
1931 Buick offered his upper class model series 80 with the large number of eight-cylinder engine in the top model, the Limited with 5,650 cc displacement and an output of 104 bhp (76 kW) at 2,800 min-1. The wheelbase was slightly smaller than the Limited with 3,150 mm and there were only two structures, a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan, in the classic style of the early 1930s available.
The following year, the wheelbase grew by 2 "to 3,200 mm, and there was a desire to" high-performance engine "with 113 bhp (83 kW).
1933, the appearance of the car has been completely revised. The grille was given a slightly reclined lightweight V-shape, the fenders a more elegant swing, the hood on each side of three large vertical vents and the car was about 2 ½ "lower. The wheelbase has increased by 4 "to 3.302 mm and the" high-performance engine "accounted for again. Besides the two constructions of the previous years, there was also a two-door convertible and four-door Phaeton.
1934, the Series 80 was no longer offered. In three years, 24,117 copies were created.
Buick Roadmaster Model 80C Phaeton Series 80 Convertible (1938)
1936 was again a 80th series She had received the nickname Roadmaster. The engine the car was divided again with the larger Limited and this time also with the smaller Century. He had 5,247 cc and developed an output of 120 bhp (88 kW) at 3,200 min-1. The wheelbase had grown to 3,327 mm, and there were again only two structures, a four-door sedan and a four-door Phaeton convertible, available.
In the following year the engine output increased to 130 bhp (96 kW). Now there was also a larger car with 6 seats.
1938 was a sports sedan it and the engine power increased to 141 bhp (104 kW). The wheelbase of the car grew 2 "to 3.378 mm.
1939 changed nothing in the technology, but the frame of the windshield and rear window are made of stainless steel. A further model was a sports Phaeton (built only 3 times) to do so.
Created 43,843 Roadmaster Series in four years 80
Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Model 79 Woody (1950)
1940, the Roadmaster was completely revised. Its wheelbase was only 3.200 mm and he had completely new bodies without running boards and integrated into the front fenders headlights. The grille had horizontal chrome bars and had a broad, in the middle of highly elevated form. In addition to the four-door sedan and four-door Phaeton convertible from the previous year, there was also a four-door convertible and a two-door coupe. The engine was taken over from the previous year. After the Series 80 designation was transferred to the Limited, the Roadmaster got the serial number 70
In model year 1941, the headlight housing were completely absorbed into the front fenders, which had increased in volume. The engine output increased to 165 bhp (121 kW).
1942, the last year of pre-war production, and the Roadmaster was once again a new face. The flat, horseshoe-shaped radiator grille was now vertical chrome bars again. The wheelbase grew to 3,277 mm and Phaeton convertible, four-door convertible and coupe fell away. There was a two-door convertible and a two door Sedanette new.
1946 began automobile production again with only slightly modified pre-war models as two-or four-door sedan and two-door convertible Following the abolition of the Roadmaster Limited was the top model of the brand. The engine output dropped again to 144 bhp (106 kW). In 1947, a five-door combi it. 1948 of these models were built further unchanged.
1949, the Roadmaster was delivered on the new GM C platform with 3,200 mm wheelbase. Stylistically, however, changed little. The engine output increased again to 150 bhp (110 kW) and the fifth model was a two-door hardtop called the "Riviera" to do so.
1950 extended the vertical chrome bars of the grille to the front bumper. The wheelbase grew slightly by ¼ "to 3.207 mm. There was again a one-piece windshield. The engine output increased again slightly to 152 bhp (112 kW).
In the following year there were only cosmetic changes. The narrower grille with vertical chrome bars was framed in the middle of the lowered front bumper and a massive chrome trim on the grille. The two-door Sedanette accounted for.
In 1952 was only slightly changed the appearance of the vehicles. The engine performance but again rose sharply to 170 bhp (125 kW).
In the three years before the Second World War, 42,115 cars of the 70 series were built in the seven years that followed, there were 464,900 units.
Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Model 73A Riviera Hardtop Sedan (1957)
1953 was the new V8 engine, the (138 kW) drew from a 5,277 cc power of 188 bhp at 4,000 rpm-1. The wheelbase was only 3,086 mm (with the exception of the hardtop coupe, which had 3,188 mm wheelbase). The bodies, there was little change. The Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon of the model year 1953 model 79R, the last manufactured in the United States combined with Echtholzbeplankung was. His body was in the company "Iona Manufacturing", the 1946-1964 Buick Estate produced all bodies.
1954 appeared the Roadmaster with a completely new pontoon body. All fenders were integrated into the body shell, and in the rear doors are a little swing of the hips showed. The windshield was designed as a panoramic windscreen. The wheelbase grew by 5 ½ "to 3.226 mm. The combination was accounted for. The engine output increased to 200 bhp (147 kW).
In 1955, the super large shark's mouth shows front and small rear tail fins. The engine output increased at a constant displacement to 236 bhp (174 kW).
The following year, the shark's mouth was wide, and as an additional body style was offered a four-door hardtop sedan. The engine output increased to 255 bhp (187.5 kW).
During 1957, the front remained almost the same, the tail fins and the hips were significantly increased. Was also enlarged the V8 engine, and that ³ a displacement of 5,965 cm. The power increased to 300 bhp (221 kW). Upon request, even a high performance engine with 330 bhp (243 kW) was available. The normal sedan (B-pillar) fell off and the other models were around a ½ "enlarged to 3,239 mm wheelbase. In addition to the two 70 series hardtop models were also delivered as a series 75 (with better equipment).
Completely revised showed the Buick Super in 1958. The shark's mouth was mutated to a grid over the entire width of the vehicle, perched above the dual headlights. The tail fins grew to gigantic proportions and at the sides of the rear doors and rear fenders were wide chrome strip. The Series 70 was discontinued and only the 75 series made. Technically changed in this last year before the replacement model not only the high-performance engine of the year fell away. In the following year the Electra replaced the Roadmaster
Created 309 272 cars of the series in six years 70 and 75
Buick Roadmaster (1992-1996)
Busy end of 1990 General Motors Buick Roadmaster new name and thus called a large, rear-wheel drive station wagon, the same as the built Chevrolet Caprice and Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser based on the B platform.
In the spring of 1991 a combined four-door sedan was put aside. Standard equipment for the Roadmaster Estate Wagon called combination wood films included applications on the flanks, the Vista Roof, a fixed glass roof mounted use on the second row, two airbags and ABS. The Estate Wagon offered, thanks to the unbroken front bench seat and folding seats in the luggage room, room for up to eight people. Put it second and third row seats to, a two-meter-long cargo area revealed. The rear window could be opened electrically separately, the rear window could either swing upward and additionally fold the tailgate down, which could extend the cargo area, or to the left side open.
Initially, the Roadmaster was powered by a coming of Chevrolet 5.7-liter V8 in conjunction with a four-speed automatic transmission, from model year 1994 was instead a derived from the engine of the Chevrolet Corvette 5.7-liter V8 with the identification symbol LT1 used.
In the summer of 1996 ended the production of the Roadmaster and its parallel models Chevrolet Caprice, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, and Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and with them also the era of full-size cars classic embossed with General Motors.
Of the Roadmaster series of the nineties created a total of 199,000 copies.
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