This rarely seen 1953 Buick Roadmaster two-door hardtop model is presented in amazing Matador Red with a black top and red-and-black interior. 1953 was the first production year of the Nailhead V8. This Buick is loaded with options to include power steering| power brakes and power windows. This is a very nice restoration; the 322ci Nailhead engine was recently completely rebuilt. This Buick sits on beautiful wire wheels and new correct size wide whitewalls. Very striking| this rare Buick is ready to cruise and enjoy.
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By 1953 the Roadmaster straight-eight was 16 years old and had become seriously dated. All of Roadmaster's major competitors had shifted to short-stroke V-8 engines, and if Buick wanted to continue to be the paragon of longer, lower and wider, it needed one of its own. The new engine was ready in time for 1953, Buick's Golden Anniversary year. Although the Nailhead (as it was popularly called) was nearly identical in displacement to the straight eight Fireball (322 versus 320 cubic inches), it was 13.5 inches (340 mm) shorter, four inches (102 mm) lower, and 180 pounds lighter, but with 188 horsepower, it was 11 percent more powerful. The compression ratio increased from 7.50:1 to 8.50:1 and torque increased from 280 to 300 pound-feet (410 N·m).