1955 Buick Roadmaster

When you bought a top-of-the-line Roadmaster in the fifties you were buying luxury. This was the same C-body that was used on Cadillacs and much of the refinement was found on both cars too.

This 1955 Buick Roadmaster was the subject of a highly detailed restoration and is all you could want in fifties motoring. Fully loaded with beautiful looks and plenty of performance.

Changes to the rear for this year meant there were now clearly fins protruding – each housing the swept-back ‘tower’ taillights. There were four ventiports on the front fenders on all models except the Special which only had three. Also new for ’55 was the ‘Roadmaster’ script on the rear deck.

rear view of a restored 1955 Buick ROadmaster
rear view

Buying a Roadmaster got you regal interiors with pastel-hued materials in five color choices. There were double-depth rubber seat cushions and horizontal front seat adjustment. Electronically controlled windows were also standard.

Interior of a 55 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Hardtop
Two-tone interior

Power brakes and power steering were also standard on the Roadmaster. As were back-up lights, brake warning light, electric clock, windshield washer and custom wheel covers.

Side view of a 1955 Buick Roadmaster
Rear view

1955 saw horsepower up in the Roadmaster, increased to 236 with the 322 cubic inch Fireball V8. This was paired with the performance improved, Variable Pitch Dynaflow Drive automatic transmission. Both standard on the Roadmaster.

1955 Buick 322 cubic inch nailhead V8
322 Nailhead V8

Buick sold 28,071 Roadmaster 2-door Riviera Hardtops (model 76R) for the 1955 model year at a base price of $3,453. This worked out over $400 cheaper than a similar specification 62 series Cadillac 2-door hardtop.

This 1955 Buick Roadmaster is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)