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1938 MAROON BUICK ROADMASTER SEDAN RHD For Sale

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  • £28,000 Offers invited
  • 1938
  • Tadcaster
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Price £28,000 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Buick
Model RoadMaster
Year 1938
Mileage 2,000 miles
Country UK
Region Yorkshire
Town Tadcaster
Telephone 01970 580257
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 11-Sep-2020
Ref C1247486
Imported to the UK from South Africa in 2001, this car has been held and cared for in a specialist controlled environment to ensure that it is preserved to the optimum degree. Like other cars from this period, it has been subject to various restoration work including a full engine rebuild around 12 years ago (since which point it has done 2,000 miles). It is also believed that the car was last painted in 2005. The hide leather interior of the car is original with unmarked headlining and includes a walnut dashboard with original radio. This stunning, maroon, matching numbers car is extremely rare, being a 1938 factory right hand drive Roadmaster for which the largest share of production went to the domestic market, with export sales seeing production of right hand drive cars in Canada and key markets such as Australia, South Africa and the UK.

This vehicle would be ideal for any enthusiast looking to collect and admire the car for themselves or even as an additional source of income as these cars can be highly sought after for events and special occasions.

1938 was the single model year that most critics and enthusiasts agree was the pre war design pinnacle for Buick. This 1938 version was made to increase power and the force from the straight eight engine was boosted to 141hp. This was achieved through redesigned pistons as opposed to changing the size of the combustion chamber. These changes improved crank case ventilation and incorporated full pressure lubrication (labelled the new Dynaflash 8). To maximise these changes in power, the 1938 version included rear coil spring suspension; a domestic industry first and made use of larger, more capable shock absorbers. The ride was a first with the new shock absorbers and double acting, some being four times the size of any others on the market. The ‘Turbulator’ pistons raised the compression ratio from 5.9 to 6.5:1.

Roadmasters were also larger in 1938, mostly due to a new cross braced frame that shaved weight from the previous chassis. Another significant change was the long awaited switch to an all steel body. Visually, styling changes included a longer hood, taller bumper guards, redesigned hubcaps and widened horizontal grill bar spacing. Less noticeable was the 2 inch increase in wheel base and the car also included side mounted spare wheels which were no longer standard.

These cars when set up to run well, have agility with a power and weight ratio which which defines their size. An attractive car such as this is designed to carry 3 adults in the front and 3 in the rear and does so with considerable comfort and ease. This car is able to keep pace with any number of Bentley and other pre war exotica but is much more reasonable in price. It is ideally suited to both long distance endurance rallies and regularity rallies. The abundant torque is also well suited to mountain stages. Endurance rally enthusiasts will realise the value of being able to carry 2 serviceable spare wheels and the luggage capacity is represented with the very large trunk and spacious rear interior, these combined are ideal for long distance extended events.

More pictures/information can be provided upon request.
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