Car: Buick Roadmaster Convertible
What makes it special: The Roadmaster model was Buick’s flagship model from 1936 to 1958. They shared a basic platform with Cadillac. They returned again for the 1991 to 1996 model years. After World War II ended and production began again, more chrome, swept-back fenders and a war-inspired “Bombsight” hood ornament was added
What made it famous: For the 1947 model year, Roadmasters received a new stamped grille and a separate upper bar was included. The Roadmaster name now was in red-filled script front and rear. Powering the 1947 Roadmaster was a 144hp, 2-barrel 320 cu in eight cylinder engine, mated to a 2-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission.
Why I would want one: It just screams class, style and opulence. You don’t see these every day.
Fun fact: Movie fans will recognize the Roadmaster name from the 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible used in the 1988 movie “Rain Man” starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.