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1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible / 15848949 Vehicle Information

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

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Sold for $55,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction.
In 1949, Buick introduced their first new post-war design which included the introduction of the two-speed Dynaflow transmission. The top-of-the-line model for 1950 was the Roadmaster. They were distinguished by their large, bright, and 'toothy' grille that traversed below the car.

The Buick Roadmaster was a large and luxurious automobile available in several body styles and two wheelbase lengths. The 320.2 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine offered 152 horsepower and was mated to a Dynaflow transmission. The Roadmaster was offered in six body styles including a Riviera two-door hardtop, a 'woodie' station wagon, and a convertible. The Model 72 four-door body style was 4-inches longer in length and wheelbase. For those seeking more, Buick offered the Roadmaster Deluxe models. These came was more luxurious amenities including plusher interiors, hydraulic seat controls and hydraulic window lifts.

Buick produced approximately 3,000 Roadmaster Convertibles. This example is currently part of the Howard and Norma Weaver Collection and has seen very little use since a restoration was completed. It is finished in period-correct dark metallic blue with the interior upholstered in brown leather with matching door panels and carpets. There is a tan fabric Haartz convertible top and the power top mechanism has been restored to function correctly.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015



2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $65,000-USD $75,000 
Sale Price :
USD $55,000

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1950 sales)
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for USD$72,600
  2021 Mecum : Chicago
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Chassis#: 15757065
Sold for USD$60,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Chassis#: 15757065
Sold for USD$67,100
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Custom
Chassis#: 15697347
Sold for USD$55,000
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Deluxe
Sold for USD$13,750
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Limousine
Chassis#: 16340056
Sold for USD$44,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Chassis#: 15848949
Sold for USD$55,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for USD$96,000
  2014 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1950 BUICK ROADMASTER WOODY WAGON
Chassis#: 15883626
Sold for USD$37,400
  2012 Barrett Jackson - Orange County 2012 Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster
Chassis#: 45800844
Sold for USD$16,000
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster 4-door Sedan
Sold for USD$14,000
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Two Door
Sold for USD$15,768
  2007 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Ambulance/Hearse
Sold for USD$34,240
  2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction
 
1950 Buick Roadmaster Sedan
Sold for USD$13,750
  2003 Carail Museum
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1950 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1950 Buick Roadmaster 2016 Mecum : Chicago$20,000  
1950 Buick Roadmaster 76C Two Door Convertible 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse$90,000  
1950 BUICK ROADMASTER458008442008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$18,500  
1950 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 2003 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$40,000  

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Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Vehicle Profiles
2-Door Sedan
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster 2-Door Sedan

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1949
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Hunting Sedan
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Hunting  Sedan

Model Year: 1949
Profile
Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Ionia
Model Year: 1949
Profile

Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Ionia
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Ionia
Model Year: 1949
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 15240141
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis Num: 15275380
Model Year: 1949
Hardtop Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 15320701
Model Year: 1949
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 15339060
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Sedan

Chassis Num: 25030889
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 55056057
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 55171027
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible

Chassis Num: 15848949
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
LWB Riviera Sedan
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster LWB Riviera Sedan

Chassis Num: 16340056
Engine Num: 56639356
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Riviera Hardtop
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Riviera Hardtop

Model Year: 1951
Profile

Estate Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Estate Wagon

Chassis Num: 162055245
Model Year: 1951
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 16340056
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Ionia
Chassis Num: 16695591
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History

Sedan
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Sedan

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Model Year: 1953
Profile
Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Model Year: 1953

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 16756391
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 16760829
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 16762137
Model Year: 1953

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 16977916
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Station Wagon
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 16993567
Engine Num: V1756577
Model Year: 1953
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 17055106
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 17057172
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 17142626
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History
Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 53 47 89 SX
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History

Skylark Convertible
Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Skylark Convertible

Chassis Num: 53-4767SX
Engine Num: G848
Model Year: 1953
Profile and Auction History


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