1949 BUICK ROADMASTER WOODY WAGON - 170462 Sold* at Palm Beach 2014 - Lot #437 1949 BUICK ROADMASTER WOODY WAGON https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/170462/170462_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #437

1949 BUICK ROADMASTER WOODY WAGON

Auction Palm Beach 2014
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 437
Year 1949
Make BUICK
Model ROADMASTER
Style WOODY WAGON
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 53254997
Exterior Color BURGANDY
Interior Color BURGANDY
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 320
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #437 - One of just 632 Roadmaster Estate Wagons built in 1949, this is a serious automobile. It was restored at Hibernia. Of particular note is the body wood, originally supplied and built by Mitchell Corporation 'Michigan's Station Wagon King', which is original throughout; the mark of an original automobile that has received exceptional care throughout its existence. The wood's beauty complements the dark burgundy finish with burgundy leather upholstery. The woodwork, so important to the character of station wagons, is original and while it has a few blemishes, it is outstanding inside and out. Even the load area floor is spectacularly finished, as are the wood battens under the composite roof. The removable load area carpet illustrates the level of care given to this fine car. The stately Buick is powered by the Fireball 320.2cid, 150-hp inline 8 cylinder engine and is equipped with the Dynaflow transmission that was standard on all Roadmasters. Along with radio and heater, the Estate Wagon has wide white wall tires and factory wheel covers. The chrome glistens, the paint glows and the instruments are sharp and crisp. The engine compartment is spotless and properly wired and labeled. Not surprisingly, it is an AACA National First Prize winner.
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