1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton / 2948988 Chassis Information

1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster
Convertible Phaeton
Chassis #: 2948988
Sold for $82,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction.
1936 was the first year for the exclusive Roadmaster. It was designed to fill the spot between the top-of-the-line Limited limousine and the lower-level Buicks. The Convertible Phaeton body style was the most expensive and limited-production Buick convertible available in 1936, with just 1,064 examples built.

This particular example was completely disassembled and restored. It was finished in Touraine Green with Oriental Green trim. Options and accessories include a proper AM radio, a dashboard clock, and dual Trippe driving lights. The single side-mounted spare, with a full metal cover, was a standard feature on this body style. The 320.2 cubic-inch overhead valve eight-cylinder engine delivers 120 horsepower and is mated to a three-speed manual transmission. At all four corners are hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2015

2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$90,000-$120,000 
Sale Price :
$82,500

2015 2
2014 1
2009 1
2006 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2015$55,550$82,5002
2014$27,000$27,0001
2009$57,200$57,2001
2006$96,300$96,3001
2003$31,500$31,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton
Chassis#: 2948988
Sold for $82,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster image  
1936 BUICK ROADMASTER CUSTOM 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 2965569
Sold for $28,600
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1936 Buick Roadmaster
Sold for $27,000
  2014 Silver Auction - Coeur D'Alene
 
1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster
Sold for $57,200
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster image  1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster image  
1936 Buick 80C Roadmaster Convertible Sedan
Sold for $96,300
  2006 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1936 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Sold for $31,500
  2003 Kruse Auction - Ft.Lauderdale, Fl
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1936 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Buick Roadmaster Series 80C Convertible Phaeton 2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction $55,000$65,000
1936 Buick Series 80 Town Car 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$42,000  
1936 Buick Roadmaster Town Car30522192010 RM Auctions Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$50,000$65,000$85,000
1936 Buick Roadmaster 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$75,000  
1936 Buick 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$62,500  

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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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