1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton / 74118208 Chassis Information

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster photograph

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Convertible Phaeton
Chassis #: 74118208
Sold for $30,240 at 2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona.
Buick built 15,372 examples of its Series 70 Roadmaster in 1941 across four different body styles, with just 312 of those being finished as four-door convertible phaetons. It is believed that around 50 examples have survived.

For 1941, Buick added dual carburetion to its Fireball Straight Eight engine, increasing output by nearly 25 horsepower. The 320 cubic-inch overhead valve inline eight-cylinder engine had 2 Dual-Choke Carburetors 'Compound Carburetion' and offered 165 horsepower. The engine was backed by a three-speed manual transmission and there were hydraulic brakes at all four corners.

With modern styling and realistic pricing, Buick was positioned in fourth place behind Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth for 1941. Priced ranged from under $1,000 for the Special Coupes and rose to $2,500 for the Limited limousines.

Buick was among the last of Detroit's automakers to build a cataloged four-door Convertible Sedan, a 'Convertible Phaeton' as described by Buick.

This particular example was given a comprehensive restoration conducted in the mid-2000s. It is believed to have been sold new in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was used early in its life as a taxi in both Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. A Denver, Colorado based individual acquired it in 1972, and retained possession for three decades, intending to restore the car but never did.

In 2003, ownership passed to another Colorado-based individual, and the car was soon treated to a comprehensive body-off restoration that took two years to complete. The work included correcting the coachwork with the replacement of minimal rust-prone areas, including the replacement of the fenders with new original-stock parts. The engine received a complete rebuild, and the frame was powder-coated. The brakes and suspension were rebuilt as needed. The exterior was refinished in royal metallic maroon paint and matching maroon leather upholstery.

The work was completed in 2005, then was placed in storage for several years until being sold in late 2009 to the current owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2020


2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$70,000-$90,000 
Sale Price :
$30,240

2020 1
2018 1
2017 1
2016 2
2015 1
2014 2
2013 2
2012 1
2011 1
2010 2

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1941 sales)
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton
Chassis#: 74118208
Sold for $30,240
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe
Sold for $71,500
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1941 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 14063461
Sold for $39,600
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1941 BUICK ROADMASTER
Chassis#: 13977054
Sold for $85,250
  2016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton
Sold for $92,000
  2016 Mecum - Indianapolis
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton
Chassis#: 13940312
Sold for $60,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Custom Coupe
Sold for $57,200
  2014 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1941 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 14063461
Sold for $71,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for $42,350
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 13982970
Sold for $137,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 142I2726
Sold for $126,500
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Coupe
Sold for $57,750
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $55,000
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for $104,500
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster
Chassis#: 13928872
Sold for $93,500
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Chassis#: 14098440
Sold for $137,500
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster
Sold for $99,000
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster
Sold for $104,500
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster Convertible Coupe
Sold for $125,000
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2008
 
1941 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton
Chassis#: 13928872
Sold for $132,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1941 Buick Series 70 Roadmaster's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton139288722019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $80,000$100,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe140984402019 Mecum : Monterey$80,000$100,000$140,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton741973702018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$55,000  
1941 Buick Roadsmaster Convertible Phaeton 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $65,000$75,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster Custom Convertible Coupe 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $75,000$100,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $75,000$85,000
1941 BUICK ROADMASTER139770542016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $100,000$150,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster 71C 2012 Silver Auction Fort McDowell, Arizona$22,000  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe 2009 Leake Auctions Tulsa 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction QuikTrip Center$67,000  
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$130,000$125,000$175,000
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe743304442006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$105,000$120,000$140,000

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