duminică, 24 aprilie 2016

Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton 1941 - World Of Classic Cars -

Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton 1941

Buick had five different models for the 1941 model year, with one of the most prestigious being the mighty Roadmaster on its 126-inch-wheelbase chassis with the large 165-horsepower overhead-valve inline eight-cylinder engine. Among the most elegant body styles was the four-door convertible phaeton, which would be the last convertible sedan offered on a production Buick chassis. Only 312 were built, and only about 17 of those are known to survive today.
The convertible phaeton shown today from Howard and Norma Weaver’s collection has been driven only about 835 miles since its restoration and remains in excellent condition. Its body fit and finish are very nice throughout, with even gaps and margins, and the finish of the paint, chrome, and trim are in excellent overall condition. The body is finished in a period-correct metallic gray, while the interior is in dark maroon with matching door panels and carpets and facing a proper wood-grained dashboard with correct instruments.
Buick Roadmaster Convertible Phaeton 1941

The engine bay is clean and detailed, and it shows off the desirable Compound Carburetion, or dual carburetors, that were such a desirable feature on this year’s Buicks, offering abundant performance for their class. The chassis is similarly clean and well finished, while the wheels have their proper and correct hubcaps, trim rings, and whitewall tires. Optional extras include bumper guards, a grille guard, a dashboard-mounted clock, an AM radio, and fog lights.