1938 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster

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1938 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster vehicle information

Sport Phaeton

Chassis Num: 13383019

The 1938 Buicks included the Special, Century, Limited and Roadmaster. This was a very diverse range of vehicles on several different platform lengths and in many different body styles. Customers could certainly find a vehicle with the Buick model ....[continue reading]

1938 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster vehicle information

Opera Brougham
Coachwork: Fernandez & Darrin

Chassis Num: 83486795

This one-of-a-kind Buick Opera Brougham is the creation of the design house of Fernandez and Darrin of Paris, France, and is mounted on the Series 80 Roadmaster chassis. First displayed at the 1938 Paris Auto Salon, it was the property of several pro....[continue reading]

1938 Buick Series 80 Roadmaster vehicle information

Sport Phaeton

Chassis Num: 83480369

The Buick model lineup for 1938 included the Special, Century, Limited and Roadmaster offered on a variety of wheelbases, engine output, body styles, and prices for customers to select. Charles Chayne was the engineering manager at Buick and he tende....[continue reading]

Sport Phaeton
Chassis #: 13383019 
Opera Brougham by Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis #: 83486795 
Sport Phaeton
Chassis #: 83480369 

History

The Roadmaster named first appeared on Buick automobiles in 1936 as a celebration of their engineering improvements and advancements in design. The Buick Series 80 became known as the Roadmaster. The Roadmasters were built on the longest wheelbase Buick had to offer. From 1946 through 1957 they were the most elegant and prestigious automobiles that Buick sold.

From 1936 through 1948 the Roadmaster appeared in coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon bodystyles. A hardtop coupe was added in 1949 and dubbed the Riviera.

The Roadmaster named reappeared in 1991 and continued in production until 1996. It served as a replacement for the Electra model line and offered as an Estate Wagon. A sedan was introduced in 1992.

The end of the 1953 Buick Roadmaster station wagon meant the end of the last wood-bodied station wagon to be mass-produced in the United States. In 1996, the end of the Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon meant the end of the full-size family station wagons.


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Buick Monthly Sales Volume

March 2018
26,834
February 2018
16,322
January 2018
13,648
December 2017
22,285
November 2017
17,974
October 2017
19,142
September 2017
16,737
August 2017
16,811
July 2017
15,966
June 2017
19,299
May 2017
20,077
April 2017
20,735
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