1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CV-BEAUTIFUL SURVIVOR/RESTORED-1 FAMILY OWNED SO CALIF CAR
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Canoga Park, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||322 CU IN 255 HP V-8 ENGINE|
|Interior color:||TWO TONE MEDIUM & LIGHT BLUE|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
THIS IS THE KIND OF 1956 BUICK ROADMASTERCONVERTIBLE ENTHUSIASTS AND COLLECTORS DREAM OF OWNING!
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1956 BUICK! THE 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE IS VERY “RARE”! THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EXAMPLE THAT STAYED IN THE SAME IMMEDIATE FAMILY FROM NEW! IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GARAGED AND WELL MAINTAINED, RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL LEATHER INTERIOR AND HAS HAD THE EXTERIOR BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED!!!
THE 1956 ROADMASTER IS UNIQUE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE BECAUSE IT HAS THE GUN SIGHTS ON THE FENDERS, FRENCHED IN HEAD AND TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLIES, TWO CHROME TRUNK STRIPS WITH HANDLES, AND FLAT SIDE STAINLESS INSTEAD OF THE TYPICAL ROUNDED STAINLESS TRIM. IT IS THESE STYLING CUES, AMONG OTHER FEATURES, THAT MAKE THE “RARE” 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE SO SOUGHT AFTER.
THIS FABULOUS ROADMASTER IS EQUIPPED AS FOLLOWS:
BACK UP LIGHTS
WHITE WALL TIRES
WIDE ANGLE WIPERS
GLARE PROOF MIRROR
4 BARREL CARBURETOR
DELUXE STEERING WHEEL
FOAMTEX SEAT CUSHIONS
322CU IN 255 HP V-8 ENGINE
PARKING BRAKE SIGNAL LIGHT
DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
THIS 1956 BUICK DRIVES WONDERFULLY AND IS NOW RELUCTANTLY BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO VERY LUCKY EBAY BIDDERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THIS BEAUTIFUL ROADMASTER IS READY TO SHOW, DRIVE AND ENJOY.
7=Roadmaster (Series 70)
3=Linden, NJAssembly Plant
043882=Production Sequence #
76C=Model: Roadmaster Convertible
4767X=Style No: Roadmaster Convertible
G=Flint, MI Body Assembly Plant
2980=Body No: Body Production Serial #
720=Trim: Medium and Light Blue Leather Interior
G=Paint: Cambridge Blue Lower Body Color
G= Paint: Cambridge Blue Upper Body Color
B=Accessory: Heater and Defroster
I= Accessory: Easy Eye Glass
THE 1956 BUICK
In 1956, Buick offered four different Series. They were the Special, Century, Super and Roadmaster. Roadmaster was the top-of-the-line offering for Buick in 1956. Buick produced only 4,354 Roadmaster Convertibles. That was less than 1% of the total 572,024 1956 Buick production.
The Super and Roadmaster differed from the Special and Century Series in that they had:
5” Longer Wheelbase
3.2” Wider Rear Tread
8.5” Longer Body
4.5” Wider Body
The Roadmaster differed from the other Series in that it had:
11.5 Sq. In. More Effective Brake Lining Area
Parking Brake w/ Warning Light was Standard
Larger Tire Size (8.00-15)
Less Tire Revs Per Mile
There were of course styling differences between the four Series.
The Roadmaster was powered by Buick's 322 cubic-inch V8 that developed 255 horsepower and was good for zero-to-sixty in 11.7 seconds and was capable of 110 miles per hour. The Roadmaster name first appeared on Buick automobiles in 1936 as a celebration of their engineering improvements and advancements in design. 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.
THE EXTERIOR OF THIS 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE HAS BEEN RESTORED AND EVERYTHING LOOKS NEAR NEW! IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL IN ITSORIGINAL-CORRECT CAMBRIDGE BLUE COLOR PAINT, BLUE CONVERTIBLE TOP, WIDE WHITE WALL TIRES AND RESTORED ORIGINAL KELSEY HAYES WIRE WHEELS THAT LOOK FABULOUS! THE PAINT LOOKS GREAT AND HAS AN EXCELLENT SHINE. (NOTE THAT THE PAINT COLOR APPEARS DIFFERENT IN SOME PHOTOS DUE TO LIGHTING DIFFERENCES). THE CHROME AND TRIM LOOK GREAT AS WELL. THE WHITE WALL RADIAL TIRES ARE BRAND NEW AND SHOW NO TREAD WEAR.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF AN EXCELLENT SURVIVOR AND RESTORED 1956 ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE!
THE EXTERIOR OF THISBUICKIS BEAUTIFUL, BUT THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING!
WHEN YOU SIT DOWN INSIDE THIS BUICK, IT’S LIKE BEING IN A TIME CAPSULE FROM 1956.
THEORIGINAL SURVIVOR TWO-TONE BLUE LEATHER INTERIORIS, SIMPLY STATED, JUST WONDERFUL! THE ORIGINAL LEATHER UPHOLSTERY, DOOR PANELS, DASH, CHROME, INSTRUMENTS, ETCARE ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! IT DOES APPEAR THAT THE CARPET WAS REPLACED AND THE SUN VISORS WERE RECOVERED. ALL OF THIS BUICK'S WEATHERSTRIPPING WAS REPLACED WITH NEW. THE CHROME FOR THE CONVERTIBLE TOP FRAME IS EXCELLENT!
I PROBABLY DON’T NEED TO TELL YOU HOW EXTRAORDINARY IT IS TO FIND A 1956 CONVERTIBLE THAT STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL LEATHER INTERIOR IN THIS CONDITION!!!
THE TRUNK HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED TO A HIGH STANDARD, AND CONTAINS THE BUMPER JACK AND THE NEW SPARE TIRE MOUNTED ON THE 5TH ORIGINAL KELSEY HAYES WIRE WHEEL. JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTOS.
THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED AND LOOKS GREAT! HERE AGAIN THE PHOTOS TELL THE STORY.
THIS TOTALLY STOCK 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE IS POWERED BYTHE ORIGINAL BUICK 322 CU. IN. 255 HP ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT HAS POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER SEAT AND POWER TOP. ALL MECHANICAL COMPONENTS OPERATE FLAWLESSLY!
IN ADDITION TO LOOKING FABULOUS, THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY NICE DRIVING 1956 ROADMASTER!!! IN FACT, WITH THE NEW RADIAL TIRES THIS BUICK RIDES BETTER THAN WHEN IT WAS NEW. THIS IS A BUICK THE NEW OWNER WILL BE PROUD TO OWN!
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS "RARE" 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING ENJOYMENT AND IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.
READY TO SHOW OR DRIVE!
See my (578) 100% Feedbacks and
BID WITH CONFIDENCE!
BID TO WIN!
THIS BUICK SHOULD DELIGHT EVEN THE MOST ASTUTE BUYER!
THIS 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE IS IN AMAZING ORIGINAL SURVIVOR AND RESTORED CONDITION. THIS BEAUTIFUL ROADMASTER RUNS AND DRIVES WONDERFULLY!
The exterior has been restored and is nothing less than absolutely stunning!Most of the re-chromed pot-metal exterior pieces are excellent. Although there are some bubbles showing in spots, these pot metal pieces are usually very badly pitted. The chrome on the vents on the fenders is thin in spots. My understanding is that exact reproductions are available. While the blue soft top presents very well and is very serviceable, there is some shrinkage near the back window and minimal wear in spots.
The interior is mostly excellent survivor condition. There are a few very minor items to mention. The inside of the soft top shows some discolorations. As should be expected, the electric clock is not running. The radio does work. No attempt has been made to use the windshield washer so I can’t say if it works or not. All of the gauges work, but the speedometer speed indicator moves about and usually settles at about 65 when the car is not moving. This is very common with this type of speedometer after age. The original leather seats are in amazing survivor condition. While there is some minimal surface cracking on the driver’s seat bottom and the rear seat back, the leather is fully intact and very serviceable. Some of the interior chrome shows some minor pitting, but the chrome for the soft top frame is excellent.
Note that the odometer reading listed above is believed to be the total original mileage. The yellow California license plates are not included with the vehicle.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WHILE THIS IS NOT A $150,000 CONCOURS RESTORED EXAMPLE, THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY NICE COMBINATION OF EXCELLENT SURVIVOR AND RESTORED 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE! THIS BUICK IS A VERY “RARE” MODEL AND IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. WHILE SHE IS CERTAINLY NICE ENOUGH TO SHOW, SHE MAY BE DRIVEN AND ENJOYED WITHOUT FEAR OF DECREASING HER VALUE!
BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.
A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.
THE VEHICLE IS GARAGED INWEST HILLS,CAAND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.
I AM LISTING THIS 1956 BUICK ROADMASTER CONVERTIBLE FOR ITS OWNER! TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION. I AM EXPERIENCED IN VINTAGE CAR SALES AND WILL ASSIST WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THESALEOF THIS VEHICLE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. AS WITH MOST PRIVATE PARTY SALES, THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.
Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale, and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback. If you do not have a good positive feedback rating, please contact me by telephone or the email listed below to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.
THIS VEHICLE IS GARAGED INWEST HILLS,CALIFORNIA, APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES FROM DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE,
EMAIL OR CALL STEVE
Stevekr2000 at aol dot com
Additional photos are available and all questions will be gladly answered!
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