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]
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]
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]
Chassis #: 13383019
Opera Brougham by Fernandez & Darrin
Chassis #: 83486795
Chassis #: 83480369
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. By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006Recent Vehicle Additions
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