Burbank, California
1 - 3 August 2013
Lot 484

1957 Buick Roadmaster


$154,000 USD | Sold

United States | Burbank, California



Identification No.
  • 364-cid, 300-hp V-8 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Frame-off restoration
  • Modern upgrades
  • Air conditioning
  • Power top along with custom parade boots
  • Wire wheels and wide whitewall tires
  • Power seat, windows, steering and brakes
  • Dual mirrors
  • Car show award winner

This Buick started off as a rust-free Montana car, it was stored for several years before the consignors purchase and restoration. The restoration was started in 2007 and three years were spent bringing it to completion. The process was frame-off and during this time, the frame was powder-coated.

The Buick has had some tasteful upgrades applied to it. Among these are front disc brakes for added safety, front and rear seat heat and air conditioning, heated front and rear seats and a custom made fiberglass parade boot. There is a two-piece boot that can be stored and utilized when travelling or the one-piece that is fit in place when close to home. The Roadmaster also has custom-dyed two-tone leather in the interior and the trunk. The interior has a custom center console that is wired for your cell phone and iPod.

Power is derived from a 364-cid, 300-hp V-8 engine that is mated to an automatic transmission. Power steering and power brakes are also found. Chrome wire wheels and wide whitewall tires add to the cars glamour.

The Buick received a Best of Show award and a People’s Choice award at an unspecified all-Buick Open and first in class at the 2009 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance.

Various sources indicate that 4,463 examples of this car were produced, and they also report that it is believed that fewer than 30 similar cars are known to still exist.