1948 Buick Roadmaster Shows How To Tastefully Restomod A Vintage Ride

Aug 12, 2020 2 min read
1948 Buick Roadmaster Shows How To Tastefully Restomod A Vintage Ride

This long, sleek convertible has been fully restored and hides some key modifications.

The idea that a restomod has to be from the muscle car era or feature showy modifications is disproven by this unique 1948 Buick Roadmaster convertible. This Buick will be up for auction through Raleigh Classic Car Auctions, and that vintage body hides a handful of important modern upgrades.

Image Credit: Raleigh Classic Car Auctions

This Buick has undergone a complete frame-off restoration leaving the exterior of this vintage drop top exuding its usual timeless late-'40s style. While we only get to see a single shot of the outside, it's clear how impressive the build quality is with smooth black pain, clean body gaps bright chrome and wire wheels wrapped in white-wall tires. From this view, you'd think this 1948 Buick Roadmaster was restored back to factory specs, but the description tells another story.

From the factory, that long hood originally housed a 320 cubic-inch straight-eight engine, but today this car is powered by a fuel-injected 454 cubic-inch big-block V8. That should provide more than enough power for this big car, while giving it a satisfying rumble. Adding to the restomod upgrades, this Buick is ready to master the road with an automatic transmission, power disc brakes and power steering.

Inside reveals similar restomod status with a modern luxury car interior with light tan leather, power seats and air conditioning. The billet steering column, banjo steering wheel and aftermarket gauges give this 1948 Buick Roadmaster a hotrod-style interior, while the custom lower console housing the air conditioning vents and stereo system have a clean appearance.

It will be crossing the auction block at the Raleigh Classic Car Auctions' Summer 2020 Raleigh Classic, which takes place August 21-22, so be sure you're registered to bid.

Image Credit: Raleigh Classic Car Auctions
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