Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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Posted: 06 Jan 2010
Exterior Color: yellow / black
Interior Color: yellow
Miles Driven: 93,303
About This 1957 Buick RoadmasterThis car was the most luxurious Buick of the time.
This Buick has had the same owner for over 20 years.
The car was stripped to bare metal with doors, fenders hood and trunk removed and professionally repainted in it's original color of antique ivory accented by midnight black lower color and a black hartz cloth soft top with matching boot. The dash was disassembled and repainted then the dash pad was renewed and installed. The soft top frame was stripped and completely repainted and the original chome supports are exceptionaly nice. All the weatherstrips on the top were also renewed. (Notice in the photos the straight lines of the top in the up position.) All of this was done a number of years ago so there are no suprises like you get with a fresh paint job a few months after you get it home and bubbles start showing up.
The undercarriage was completely bead blasted, then epoxy primer was applied and repainted with a fresh coat of black paint.
The interior and all the trim and door panels were reupholstered in matching leather with black piping, that was custom dyed to match the exterior cream yellow. The carpets were replaced with the correct weave and the step-plates ($480.) were also replaced as was all the weatherstripping.
The original trunk boards color and pattern were duplicated and the original material used on the trunk floor was dry cleaned and I found a very good matching material.
The matching number engine was completely rebuilt and has less been driven less than 150 miles.
The original dynaflow transmission shifts as smooth as when new..
The brakes were completely rebuilt as well as the power brake booster and brake hoses. The exhaust was completely renewed as well.
This car has all of it's original locks (they all work) and I have the original key that fits them.