About Buick Roadmaster
The Roadmaster name was introduced in 1936 when the brand added it to its entire range to celebrate the technical and design improvements over the 1935 models. The company reduced the number of engines from four to two. It also introduced some Buick Roadmaster parts like a steel tower and hydraulic brakes. The Roadmaster sedan weighed 1,000 pounds. The only other body option was the four-door convertible.
Changes to the design of the 1938 Roadmaster were modest. The hood was longer, the grille was almost vertical, the fenders were taller, and the wheel arches were modified. Changes were made to the engine and chassis. The steering was improved by replacing the rear springs with coil springs and installing four-spring springs. In the cantilever structure, the X-beam was replaced by an I-beam, and all wooden parts were replaced by steel. The four-door convertible was replaced by a trunk integrated into the fastback. The 1939 design featured a new two-piece grille with thin vertical slats. The hood was made narrower, the front door pillars narrower, and the nose cones larger.
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During the last year of production, only one Roadmaster model, a pickup truck, was offered. Parts like the 5.7-liter V8 with four-speed automatic transmission remained unchanged. The Buick Roadmaster was equipped as standard with parts like anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, air conditioning, power locks, and power windows. The onboard control system was upgraded from OBD I to OBD II. All of these Buick Roadmaster parts contributed to the driving qualities of the car. Production of this American icon ended in 1996, marking the end of the era of large family cars. One of the reasons was the SUV craze that swept the automotive market at the time.