With its endless style and generous proportions, this 1946 Buick Roadmaster is one of those classics that's sure to demand attention wherever it goes. You don't often see anything on the road quite like it and in addition to its commanding presence, it's got a strong running drivetrain that'll get you out on the asphalt with no hassles, in addition to a well-appointed interior that provides a comfortable driving experience. Just imagine the looks you'll get while behind the wheel of this beauty!
As a '46, this specimen represents the model at its long, roomy best, with a substantial wheelbase, showstopping hood length and plenty of graceful curvature throughout. At a time when the country was in a post War slowdown, this Roadmaster was a member of a class that proved almost singlehandedly that the American automotive industry still had its skills fully intact when it came to smile-inducing aesthetics. When you circle the car and get a better view of its visual impact, it's actually a little hard to believe that a car could roll off the assembly line with so much style already intact, but this sedan does, in fact, come by way of its stellar appearance with no aftermarket intervention, save for its updated wheels - check out those fenders and the sideskirts in back. The black shade it wears is a perfect understated choice for the car and while it could use a bit of refinement to reach its full potential, rest assured that there are few cars you'll encounter anywhere that possess the sheer head-turning power that this Buick does.
The interior is in great shape and still retains every bit of its original vintage charm, with two rows of bench seating that are covered with well-fitted, two tone tweed covers that are bracketed by impressively clean matching door panels and an expanse of carpet below that's also in prime condition. Take a look around and one of the first things you're bound to notice is the sheer amount of space that would be at your disposal. This is one seriously roomy cabin - the amount of real estate between the bench seats combines with the cabin's sheer breadth to provide couch-like comfort for both you and your passengers. A beefy woodgrain steering wheel is perched on the tilting column and the dash area offers an array of factory issue gauges in keeping with the level of authenticity of this classic. Just below, an added center console houses a CB radio, as well as aftermarket air conditioning - and the latter blows cold and strong enough to keep the considerable interior space nice and comfortable.
This Buick offers a level of reassuring road readiness that's hard to find in a car of this type, anchored by a 305 cubic inch V8 standing by below the lengthy hood that starts up easily and provides plenty of cruising power. It's fed by a 4-barrel carb that's covered by a chrome air cleaner and the engine pairs with a 4-speed automatic 700r4 transmission with an overdrive gear that makes for easy highway motoring. For those situations involving frequent stop and go driving, an electric fan has been added to the mix for plenty of temperature control. Power steering makes for easy maneuverability, while power brakes - with discs up front - bring the set of 15” American Racing Torq Thrust wheels to low-effort, fade resistant stops.
Looking for a classic that will thoroughly stand out in any crowd and yet offers an impressive level of reliability that'll make you want to climb behind the wheel at every opportunity? Check out this 1946 Buick Roadmaster. Call today!