1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Sedan Vehicle Profile

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

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The year was a big one for the brand that served as the foundation for the General Motors empire. Established in 1903, Buick celebrated its golden anniversary with the introduction of the Fireball V-8, its first, ending a long tradition of inline eights (although the straight eight remained in the inventory until 1954). The new engine was mated with a new Twin Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission, and a 12-volt electrical system replaced the old 6-volt - much more likely to awaken sleeping Buicks on sub-zero winter mornings.

Buick celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1953. It was fourth in sales with nearly 8-percent of the United States car market. This is one of only 1,450 Buick Roadmasters built in 1953 with factory air (by FrigidAire, which was introduced that same year). This Buick, which was chauffeur-driven, also featured power steering, power brakes, floor controlled radio, and factory half-wire wheels.

Power was supplied by Buick's new overhead valve V-8, which replaced the company's legendary overhead valve in-line eight. The new V-8 produced 164 horsepower from its 322 cubic-inches. Most Buick Roadmasters came equipped with Dynaflow transmissions.

Factory air conditioning by Frigidaire, was yet another first for Buick in 1953, and power steering and power brakes became standard equipment. The 322 cubic-inch (5.3 liter) overhead valve V-8 was available in three states of tune, ranging from 164 to 188 horsepower. At its most potent, the Fireball eight had a compression ratio of 8.5:1, tops in the industry at the time. Roadmasters continued to be the prestige end of Buick lineup, and this sedan served as a chauffeur-driven limousine for its original owner in Indianapolis. The Roadmasters rolled Indy's streets and byways for 50,000 miles over its first 33 years. It was acquired by its current owner in 1985.

As a testament to the care lavished on the car during its Indianapolis years, the Roadmaster required only an early 1990s exterior restoration, performed by Autowerkes in Cleveland, to keep it show worthy. The interior, including the air conditioning system, is in original condition.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 17
2017 11
2016 10
2015 6
2014 8
2013 10
2012 7
2011 11
2010 8
2009 7

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$98,765$176,00017
2017$105,014$150,00011
2016$125,185$176,00010
2015$114,008$137,5006
2014$138,735$187,0008
2013$126,000$181,50010
2012$108,993$192,5007
2011$98,677$195,00011
2010$97,167$192,5008
2009$127,750$165,0007

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 BUICK ROADMASTER CVTBLE
Sold for $65,100
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Chassis#: 16834349
Sold for $93,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16836085
Sold for $80,300
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Chassis#: 37012116
Sold for $60,500
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $57,200
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $51,700
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: NH0013024
Sold for $99,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16841467
Sold for $100,100
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 17140295
Sold for $148,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 Buick Skylark Custom Convertible
Sold for $132,000
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1953 Buick Skylark
Sold for $86,000
  2018 GAA : Spring Sale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16836085
Sold for $73,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK ROADMASTER ESTATE WAGON
Chassis#: 16845536
Sold for $101,200
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: V1237097
Sold for $176,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16820203
Sold for $143,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $121,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $90,200
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold for $130,000
  2017 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 16991019
Sold for $93,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for $23,650
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$70,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$60,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$97,500  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible168428962018 Mecum : Monterey$130,000$125,000$150,000
1953 Buick Estate WagonV18181452018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Mecum : Chicago$125,000  
1953 Buick Skylark167563912017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $125,000$150,000
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $120,000$140,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible171408152016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $75,000$85,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$80,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$85,000  
1953 Buick Skylark167479102016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction $140,000$165,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 2016 Mecum : Kansas City$85,000  
1953 BUICK WOODY WAGON 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$41,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$102,000  
1953 Buick Roadmaster Convertible 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$27,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$155,000$180,000$220,000
1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Two Door Convertible 2015 Leake Auctions Dallas, Tx$95,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$91,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$110,000  
1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Chicago$70,000  
1953 Buick Skylark 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg   
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$107,500  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible170598462014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1953 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon V-8, Automatic169011972012 Mecum Monterey, CA$48,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$78,000  
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Cancelled Lot 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis   
1953 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door Sedan 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$10,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Buick Series 80 Roadmaster1936 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: 2895992
Engine Num: 3052219
Chassis information for the Buick Series 80 Roadmaster1936 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: 3052219
Chassis information for the Buick Series 80 Roadmaster1937 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: 3027807
Chassis information for the Buick Series 80 Roadmaster1938 Opera Brougham
Coachbuilder: Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis Num: 83486795
Chassis information for the Buick Roadmaster Series 701947 Estate Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis Num: 14794589
Chassis information for the Buick Roadmaster Series 701947 Sedanette
Chassis Num: 48066417
Engine Num: 24651480
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1948 Sedanet
Chassis Num: 14862969
Engine Num: 50751327
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1948 Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: 44897500
Engine Num: 51136117
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1949 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1949 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1949 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis information for the Buick Series 70 Roadmaster1949 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis Num: 15275380


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