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1952 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Woodie 79r No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1952 Mileage:71354

West Chicago, Illinois, United States

West Chicago, Illinois, United States

1952 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 79R Woodie

RARE RARE RARE 1 of 359 Ever Built

Straight 8 engine with DynoFlow Automatic Transmission
Runs and Drives Great! Daily Driver Condition! 

Being Sold at NO RESERVE!

This is a beautiful car, fun to drive and gets a lot of attention. 
Mechanically SOLID, Body is SOLID, Wood... needs some help. 
Steers smoothly, shifts smoothly, brakes great, it simply glides down the road. 
Here are some youtube videos of it driving and walk around (add "http" in front of each link)




Lights work, All Gauges work, even the clock works! Even the fan under the seat works. Radio is out of the car, I was able to get the lights to turn on but it only picks up static. Newly upholstered seats, windshield is good, side windows have small cracks but they are not missing any pieces so any glass guy can remake them. 
 Original 6 volt system, wiring looks good, even under the dash is the way it should be. No signs of anyone hacking/ splicing the wiring up. Has a new battery and it does not drain the battery, fires up on the first try even after its been sitting a while. The Victory Maroon paint is not the original but cleans up nice. This isnt a trailer queen but definitely car show worthy. No major rust issues, the only signs of possible rust are a few bubbles under the paint on the driver side rocker panel. Everything underneath is solid. It does have surfuce rust on the frame but can easily be cleaned up. Wheel wells, inside of the quarter panels and fenders are clean. I cant see any signs of patches, dents or filler. Paint has a few chips and blemishes (nothing serious) but in my opinion its better to have a car you can drive and enjoy instead of having to keep it locked up.  The wood does need help, unfortunately it wasnt properly treated and so it rotted. I had someone test a piece of veneer applied to see how it would look as an option to fix the wood but now that ive decided to sell it, ill leave it up to the new owner to decide what path to take on the wood. I have tons small parts to go with it. I have the original battery warranty with the original buyer's information. I have a lot more pictures on photobucket of the underbody, interior, radio, extra parts... 123 pictures to be exact. (Add "http" in front of the link)


Sold As-Is, I require $500 deposit with 24 hours of end of auction and payment in full within 5 days of end of auction. Via wire transfer, cashiers check or cash in person. All funds must clear my bank before car can leave. I am available to show the car if you would like to view it or to help load it if you hire a transport company. Clear open title in hand.  

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GM recalling 2013 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX over transmission software

Thu, 21 Mar 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recalls for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX due to a problem with the software for the transmission controller. On about 27,000 SRX and LaCrosse models, the transmission could accidentally be shifted to Sport mode, which would reduce the amount of engine braking drivers experience.
NHTSA says this could increase the risk of a crash, but, fortunately, the required fix is simply an update to the software.
While we're on the subject of General Motors vehicle recalls, a small number (48) of compressed natural gas versions of the 2011 Chevrolet Express are also being recalled for a potential risk of fire or explosion. Yikes. Both official recall notices are posted below.

Buick shows US dealers 2016 Cascada convertible

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

The affordable four-seat convertible has become a largely forgotten genre in the States, especially with the death of the Chrysler 200 Convertible. Of course, there are still premium options from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz - not to mention more overtly performance-oriented droptop pony cars from Chevrolet and Ford - but if you want an affordable cruiser, you're kind of out of luck. That may be about to change, however, with renewed rumors of the Opel Cascada (pictured above) making it across the Atlantic wearing a Buick badge.
According to GM Inside News, Buick showed off the Cascada to US dealers last week, with renewed word that the company plans to bring it over from Europe for the 2016 model year. The US version will reportedly be practically identical to its German cousin in terms of styling, but the powertrain underneath is less certain. According to GMI, it may use the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is available in Europe with either 168 horsepower or 197 hp.
The Cascada rides on GM's Delta II platform, which also underpins the Verano, and the latest rumor certainly provides even more evidence that the convertible is probably on the way. Speculation about the droptop started when GM CEO Dan Akerson said last year that the car was on his wish list to bring over. Then, the US trademark on the name was reserved earlier this year, and the release was speculated for sometime in early 2016.

Facelifted Buick LaCrosse caught in China

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

Back in September, General Motors promised nine new or refreshed models for its Buick and GMC brands within 12 months, and while we've already seen what the updated 2014 GMC Sierra will look like, we're now getting our first look at what appears to be the facelifted 2014 Buick LaCrosse. Judging by a set of spy shots posted on Autohome showing a Chinese-market model, the updated sedan is getting a pretty big makeover, including a completely redesigned interior and a refreshed exterior.
From the outside, all of the usual midcycle updates have been made to the LaCrosse, including new lights and fascias. The new front end features a larger, reshaped seven-sided grille, LED-trimmed headlights and Buick's signature portholes are now mounted on the side edges of the hood to be more visible. The rear view has similarly small yet refined changes such as the new decklid with a chrome brow that stretches the full width of the car, to a more squared-off rear fascia with exhaust outlets pushed out to the corners. From the single shot we can see, the LaCrosse's new rump looks very similar to the Hyundai Equus.
The second-generation LaCrosse helped reestablish Buick as a near-premium automaker with its interior quality, and the next model could very well up the stakes even more. The new cabin design ditches the wraparound wood trim on the instrument panel and door panels for a smoother, more contemporary look. While it's hard to make out all of the changes, we can instantly see that the center stack is now more upright with fewer buttons, but the biggest news might be the cabin technology the 2014 LaCrosse might offer. Checking out the shot of the center console, we see what looks to be a pad similar to the handwriting recognition technology used by Audi, which would make this a first for GM.