This 1949 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon is an award-winning, frame-off restored rarity that is sure to keep winning awards in the future. The Roadmaster became known for its 4 "Ventiports" in the front fenders and 1949 was the first year for Buick's famous front fender vent holes. The Roadmaster was the top-of-the-line series for Buick back in 1949. This particular Buick is also exceptionally rare being that this Buick is 1 of only 653 Roadmaster Wagons produced in 1949. The Roadmaster had longer front fenders (to accommodate for the 4 Ventiports on each side), with Roadmaster script under the Ventiports and on the bumper guard crossbar centers. The Series 70 Roadmasters were also known for their plusher interiors and their standard skirted rear wheel housings. This particular Roadmaster has won a number of national awards including an Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Senior Award, along with several National Buick Club of America (BCA) awards as well. It is believed to have underwent its extensive Frame-Off Restoration while in the hands of a prominent Buick collector, who amassed a collection of over 30 classic Buicks. This particular Roadmaster Wagon is powered by a Fireball 320.2 Cubic Inch Straight 8 engine that was capable of pushing out 150 horsepower. The freshly detailed Fireball 320 V8 is mated to a smooth shifting Dynaflow Drive 3 Speed Automatic Transmission that just about anybody can drive. The Royal Maroon exterior paint as well as the mahogany Wood trim is of the highest quality and looks fantastic. The chrome and brightwork is stellar on this Estate Wagon. This classic Buick Wagon sits on 4 wide whitewall bias-ply tires with full chrome Buick wheelcovers, that complete a beautiful exterior look for this Roadmaster.
The interior in this '49 Buick is absolutely stellar! The Burgundy Leather Bench Seats are in fantastic condition and featured "Foamtex" seat cushions. The dash, door panels, and steering wheel look brand new, just as they did when this Roadmaster rolled off the floor at the Ionia, Michigan manufacturing plant. The factory dash is outfitted with a speedometer, electric clock, gas gauge, oil pressure gauge, amp gauge, and temperature gauge. The headliner is also in wonderful shape and has beautiful wooden accents that are in excellent shape as well. The rear cargo area looks like it's brand new with fresh burgundy carpeting that matches the look of the car. If you're looking for an investment-grade, award-winning, and wood-bodied Buick to add to your collection, we've got a perfect car for you in this 1949 Buick Roadmaster Estate Station Wagon right here at Ellingson Motorcars, in Rogers, Minnesota. Give us a call today!