Thank you to nifty43 (nifticus)
Absolutely awesome. It got me wondering if there’s anyone alive who remembers clearly a Buick dealership in 1941. Perhaps a 15 year old that worked washing the brand new cars, who also installed the new plates when they arrived?
Because this one would not have been a rare car for them.
The naysayers have been predicting a strong decline in the value of pre-war cars (for the reasons you cite) for a long time now. I’ve yet to see it.
I hope that’s true. This way maybe I can afford to buy one.
I’m guessing a 1941 Super?
It’s a 1941 Roadmaster . My father and I just bought it a couple of weeks ago . The pictures must have been taken when we went to have the pictures developed so we could apply for collector plates .
Wow. Small world, we are!
Wow, that’s remarkable! Beautiful Buick — hope you all enjoy it!
Neat Sure would be nice if you would write it up with lots more pics, especially interior and engine.
Very nice! Would love to see more of it.
I hope it has a Straight 8?
Yes. Buick went to straight eights in 1931. 1941’s Roadmasters were 320 cid rated at 165 horsepower.
Ooooh La La!
I have actually ridden in one of these straight-eight big Buicks many times…but I honestly don’t remember much about it. Back in the early 50’s my Aunt gave my mother her car, and was it one of these. I don’t know the year or the model, but I remember the cavernous back seat with soft gray upholstery.
I know from family legend that my mom hated the car. At 110 pounds, she was just too small to be able to push the clutch and she didn’t have the strength to manhandle the steering. Out on the highway it was a wonderful car apparently, but it was just too much work driving across town to do the shopping.
She was not alone. Many women of that era (not all, of course) just found driving arduous and intimidating. The proliferation of automatic transmission and power steering in the mid ‘50’s practically doubled the driving public, making driving easily available to all.
Yup, I’ll never figure out how my now-89 yr. old mom managed the truck-like manual steering of our ’49 Star
Chief ….. when she was a skinny 19.
I recall her later reaction to our all-power ’55 Olds 98.
Kept repeating ” marvelous.”
This Buick is spectacular!
I like how the door handles are integrated with the side trim.
Why can’t more modern cars do this? The only car I can think of offhand that does this is the Lincoln Continental.
Only other (sorta) recent example I can think of was the Fiero.
Yo! Skinny Pete!
1940 and 1941 were VERY good years for Buick!
These models started my long term automotive lust for various Buick models that is now ebbing away.
There is just nothing in a Buick new car show room to entice me! And I never thought I would be saying that.
36 thru 41 were very good years for Buick, even the recession year of 38 when Buick’s sales held better then the competitions. Having owned a 37, I can easily understand why. Back then, Buick was probably the best car available for the money.
Everyone thinks of big fastbacks with suicide doors, but these were the “new wave” in automotive styling at the time. A lovely car.
Beautiful car. I always find it interesting to see how cars from this era actually compare to modern cars size wise. It is a very large car, fills the parking space quite well. It is quite a bit longer that the E series next to it, and looks to be taller than the SUV’s parked in front of it. Couple that with the limited rearward visibility and you have an exercise program to drive and park in town, especially parallel parking. No need for gym membership back then.
Drooooooool. God I love Buicks of this era.
Would love to see the correct whitewalls on it. Those narrow stripes don’t work. Better off with blackwalls.
Gorgeous car though!
The ’40-’41 Roadmasters were in every way as luxurious and desirable as the Cadillac Series 62. GM essentially fielded two top-line luxury car choices for those years. The only thing even more wonderful are the four door convertible sedans then still available.
Sorry, I don’t approve. This is the automotive equivalent of fake news. The real car looks nothing like that. Wide angle lens and Photoshop filters have been used to enhance this photo. Yes, this Buick is an attractive and hugely influential car (pretty much every British French and German car of the early 1950s) but let’s not kid ourselves…
Not going to lie, I first thought this was a Hudson. The badge on the back threw me off when it said Buick. I don’t know much about pre-1950 cars, even though they were still everywhere in Utah in the late sixties when I was tiny.
Angry mob when?
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Copyright 2011 - 2023 Curbside Classics. All Rights Reserved.