1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
1941 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
“When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them.” That's what Buick told us in 1941, and this stunning Roadmaster convertible certainly proves the point. Except for Ford, Buick sold more convertibles than any automaker in 1941. No small wonder, as it offered its widest array of body styles to-date, a total of 26 in five separate series: Special Series 40, Super Series 50, Century Series 60, Roadmaster Series 70, and Limited Series 90. Production increased 34 percent, qualifying Buick for fourth place in industry sales.
This Roadmaster for consignment is 1 of only 1,845 two-door convertible units produced in 1941. Design was upgraded a bit from 1940 model, but the lines of the fenders, and the hood, with a downward curved trunk area, give the illusion that this car is moving when in actuality it is standing still.
Style-wise, the 1941 Buicks were quite different from their predecessors. Exposed running boards and door hinges, as well as fender-mounted spare tires, were a thing of the past for 1941. New fender lines provided a much sleeker look, and headlights were completely enclosed in the fenders for the first time. Consigner states that this car was repainted in 2016 prior to the previous owner bought the car. Draped in beautiful black, panels are straight, and the car is in very nice condition relating to the steel exterior. Full rear wheel-skirts accent the sleek lines of the rear fenders. Wide whitewall tires are mounted on red rims, further highlighting the dynamic color scheme. A canvas convertible top, electrically actuated, is pristine. Chrome is like new, and badging is good condition.
Red leather adorns all door panel, and seats. It is showing a slight wear, but no large or small creases or cracks are noted. Perfect red carpet is flooding the floor and provides a very comfortable surface even if you want to ride barefoot! The original dash with machined spin pattern machining, houses the glovebox and the instruments. A large Art Deco designed radio speaker highly chromed sits in the center gleams loudly. The original steering wheel, a banjo style, fronts the dash. An additional item is the felt lined trunk which presents as nice as the interior.
The big news, however, for 1941 was Compound Carburetion, the forerunner to the four-barrel carburetor and also to the multi-carb setups so loved by the manufacturers following World War II. Optional on Specials and standard on all other models, a pair of carburetors extracted more power from Buick's 320ci “Fireball” straight eight—good enough for 165 horsepower on Roadmasters. This made Buicks the highest-powered standard production cars in America, with 15 horsepower more than the engine used in that year's Cadillac!
All metal and nary a speck of surface rust…Pristine!
Mechanically rebuilt engine, suspension and drivetrain by owner prior to the current consigner, this Roadmaster is eye candy and a driver's heaven. To feel the car go through the gears effortlessly, you can hardly believe this car is from 1941. Enveloped in leather, top down, and a Fireball inline 8 pulling you along, who cares what year it is! Come to Classic Auto Mall and give this Lady in Red a try.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.