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1947 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 4-Door Sedan - Great Looking Car

1947 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door

Condition: Used
Make: Buick
Model: Roadmaster
SubModel: Series 70
Type: Sedan
Trim: 4-Door
Year: 1947
Mileage: 95,552
VIN: 49618807
Color: Burgundy
Engine: Fireball I8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Aurora, Colorado, United States

Description for Buick Roadmaster 1947


Please read the Terms and Conditions of this auction first. If you cannot accept the Terms and Conditions, then please do not waste your time or mine. Please, bid with your wallet, not your heart. Please read the entire listing.

Up for auction is a 1947 Buick Roadmaster Series 70, four-door sedan. This was considered one of the premier post-World War II luxury cars for the American family and served as Buick’s flagship from 1946 to 1957. It is powered by a 320 cubic inch Fireball I8 engine with 276 lb-ft of torque, and a three speed transmission with the shifter on the column. This combination was used on the larger chassis and heavier vehicles, such as this Roadmaster. I believe is has the Carter 609 2-barrel carburetor. I know it is the original engine as the engine casting stamp by the oil dipstick is used as the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which matches what is on the title.

The interior is in excellent condition although I am not a fan of the green carpet for the floorboards and on the bottom of the door panels. The rear seat is like sitting on your living room couch. The only thing missing is the flat screen television and remote control. The headliner is also in excellent condition. Seatbelts have been added as a safety feature.

The car has been repainted at least once and I do not believe it may be the original color. The metal areas in the interior are a gun-metal gray. However, that could have been a standard interior color for the metal areas. I do not know how old the paint is, but it is in fair to good condition. It definitely shines up quite well. On the right rear fender area there are some signs of hazing and some slight cracking in the paint.

It has the original glass and it does show some minor “separation” in some areas. The chrome is solid. There is some surface rust and some pitting. Many pieces of the chrome can be polished out, but there are some pieces that will need to be re-chromed to bring back the brightness of chrome. The hood is topped off with the iconic “bomb sight” hood ornament.

It definitely drives like a car of the late 1940’s. Leans into the curves of the road and rides like you are riding on the gentle ways on the ocean. I am not sure if the mileage is the actual mileage or if it has already turned over. I believe it may be the original miles, but I cannot guarantee it. The engine runs quite well and is very quiet. When you pull up to a stop sign or traffic light, the engine is so quiet that you think it may have stalled. It is that quiet. Overall, it is a solid car in need of TLC.

I have put approximately 350 miles on it over the last 16 months.

Since I have had the car, I have kept it stored in a heated storage facility with a winter temperature of 50 degrees.

Why am I selling it? I bought it on impulse last year and paid much more than I should have, with the intent to fully restore it. I wanted a car from the 1940’s for my collection, one from each decade, the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and I bought this car to represent the 1940’s. Even though it is a great car, it just does not fit in very well into my collection. So I am letting it go as I am running out of room to store my cars. So I am letting this one and a couple others go.

Capitalize on my impulsive error in judgement and get a very nice vintage vehicle for a great price!

If you have any questions, please call Gary at 720-949-3546.

Terms and Conditions of Auction

1. This is a seven (7) day long auction.

2. I reserve the right to end this auction at any time, with or without cause.

3. The car is being sold “as is” “where is.” Meaning there is no warranty on this vehicle, implied or implicit. Again, it is being sold “as is, where is!”

4. If you are the winning bidder, this does not give you the right to inspect the vehicle, and then make a decision to buy it. If you are the winning bidder, you are obligated to follow through and purchase the vehicle. Bidding is considered to be legally binding contract.

5. If you wish to have the vehicle inspected prior to making a bid, you are welcome to inspect it or have an individual come and inspect it for you. Just please coordinate it with me.

6. If you have zero (0) feedback, you must contact me first, before making a bid and convince me that you are a serious bidder and should you be the winning bidder, you will follow through with the purchase of the vehicle. Otherwise, I will cancel your bid, no questions asked.

7. If you have more than one (1) bid retraction within the last six (6) months, you must contact me first, before making a bid and convince me that you are a serious bidder and not retract the bid, unless you truly made an honest mistake. Otherwise, I will cancel your bid, no questions asked.

8. Buyer is solely responsible for any and all shipping costs. I will help facilitate the shipment of the vehicle for you. However, you must coordinate the shipping date, time, and carrier with me at least 48 hours in advance.

9. A deposit of $1,000.00 is due within 24 hours of auction close via PayPal. Full payment must be made in full seven (7) days after the close of the auction. In the event the full balance of the purchase price, less the $1,000.00 deposit, is not received within the seven (7) days of Buyer's "purchase" of this vehicle, I reserve and retain the right to declare the Buyer to have defaulted on the terms of this listing and to terminate such sale and relist the vehicle for sale to another party. The $1,000.00 deposit will be retained as "liquidated damages" and I will owe no duty to the Buyer or any other purchaser to apply such funds to the final purchase price of this vehicle, or to refund such sum to the defaulting buyer.

10. Final payment must be made via wire transfer to my account or via certified check from a national bank (e.g., Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America).

11. These are simple Terms and Conditions to set the bounds of the auction and keep it fair and honest for all bidders. If you cannot abide by or accept these Terms and Conditions, then please do not bid.