1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster Sport Phaeton Vehicle Profile

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster photograph

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster photograph

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster photograph

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster photograph

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster photograph

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Sport Phaeton
Sold for $62,500 at 2011 RM Auctions - Hershey.
For 1939, a Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sedan was used to pace the Indianapolis 500. Along with this tremendous honor, Harlow Curtice, Buick's chief, was determined to set a new sales record. A sales target of 200,000 cars was set, and at the dealer's kickoff meeting, an airplane was displayed on stage with the number '200,000' painted on its wings. The goal was a success, as Buick sold more than 208,000 cars, earning it number four in the industry.

Buick's entry level, Series 40 Special was responsible for most of Buick's sales in 1939, with over 166,000 units sold. The Roadmaster, positioned above the Series 60 Century and below the Series 90 Limited, brought in over 6,000 sales. The Touring Sedan found the most buyers, with 5,460 units produced. Just three were Sport Phaetons. 311 examples of the Phaeton, 303 Formal Sedans, and 20 Sport Sedans accounted for the remainder of the Series 80 sales.

Powering the Series 80 was an overhead valve eight-cylinder engine offering 141 horsepower and was mated to a three-speed sliding gear transmission. Hydraulic brakes could be found at all four corners.

This Roadmaster is an '80C' Sport Phaeton. It has a 'fastback' trunk which is differentiated from the more common 81C 'Trunk-Back' model, also known as the Bustle-back. This vehicle is presented in Indy 500 Livery, and finished in yellow finish with gold lettering with a red interior and black 'parade tonneau.'

In 2011, this car was offered for sale at the Hershey, PA auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $75,000 - $95,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold to the sum of $62,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011


2011 RM Auctions - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$75,000-$95,000 
Sale Price :
$62,500

2018 2
2017 1
2015 2
2012 1
2011 4
2009 1
2004 1
2002 1
2001 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Buick Roadmaster Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: 83678666
Sold for $56,100
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1939 Buick Roadmaster
Sold for $9,075
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 13418437
Sold for $42,900
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER SERIES 80 TOURING SEDAN
Chassis#: NM69226
Sold for $33,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson : Reno Tahoe
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER TOURING SEDAN
Sold for $19,000
  2015 Mecum - Harrisburg
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 83678666
Sold for $51,700
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1939 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Sedan
Sold for $62,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster image  1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster image  
1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster Cabriolet
Sold for $64,906
  2011 Coys Auctions - Techno Classica
 
1939 Buick Series 81F Formal Sedan
Sold for $15,900
  2011 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa - 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction
 
1939 Buick Roadmaster Six-Passenger Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 13467478
Sold for $49,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1939 Buick Roadmaster Touring Sedan
Sold for $12,650
  2009 Worldwide Auctioneers - The Weinberg Collection Auction 2009
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER LIMOUSINE
Sold for $24,200
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 
1939 BUICK 81 C ROADMASTER PHAETON
Sold for $19,100
  2002 Kruse Auction - Las Vegas, NV
 
1939 BUICK ROADMASTER LIMOUSINE
Sold for $13,750
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1939 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1939 Buick Series 80 Convertible 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$35,000  

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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 information for the Buick Roadmaster Series 701947 Estate Wagon
Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis Num: 14794589
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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