Between 1946 and 1957 the Roadmaster served as Buick’s flagship, as it did when it was resurrected for the 1991 through 1996 model years.
The Roadmaster, introduced in 1936, was built on Buick’s longest non-limousine wheelbase. The new Series 80 Roadmaster introduced in 1936 was a big car, tipping the scales at 4,098 pounds. The sedan sold for $1,255, $440 less than the least expensive Cadillac. The only other body style available was a four-door convertible phaeton, priced at $1,565.
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