1953 Buick Roadmaster 75358 Miles Imperial Blue Woody Wagon 322 cubic inch V8 A
But that wasn’t all that was going on in Flint. 1953 was also the first year for the venerable “Nailhead” V8, an all-new design that replaced the 20-year-old OHV straight-8 and gave Buick a major shot of performance at the same time. And out on the edges there were all kinds of little things going on:
Judging by the stickers on the driver’s vent window, it appears to have lived at least part of its life in Boston, as there are Boston Yacht Club parking passes dating to 1967 as well as a pass for the Mystic River bridge. But if it lived all its life there, it certainly wasn’t a daily driver in the winter, because it’s extremely straight and very well preserved throughout. It is worth noting that the color was changed from the original code 52 Verde Green to what appears to be code 53 Imperial Blue.
This was, after all, Buick’s most expensive car and one that cost more than some Cadillacs. No worries, because someone invested a serious pile of cash restoring all that brightwork and today it presents beautifully with no demerits to mention beyond some light polishing marks that you could erase by hand if you’re really particular. Of note, this car has the optional back-up lights built into the rear bumper guards, and the emblem on the tailgate spells out ROADMASTER in big block letters so everyone knows this is a special car.