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Guest shadetree77

Looks like somebody went a little crazy with some extra portholes they had laying around. What would you call this? A "Super Roadmaster"? "Roadmaster Deluxe" perhaps?:D

It's on EBAY if anybody wants to take a closer look.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Buick-Roadmaster-1952-Buick-2-door-Hard-Top-Kustom-Rat-Rod-Hot-Rod-Custom-Car-/130612622452?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1e691e7474

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I'm pretty sure those rear portholes are below the water-line - it'll never float!!

See a second 1952 Buick in the background which is in similar condition - well rustwise.

Would be a nice car restored - last of the straight eight Roadmasters - is that a 4 barrel carby and manifold on there?

The rare body style probably makes this a worthy restoration candidate but it sure would be a long term and expensive proposition.

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Guest Jim_Edwards

Considering that old girl appears to have came with power widows I'd bet strongly on it being a Roadmaster Series 70. The 4bbl manifold is also a dead give away.

As a side note that new Edelbrock carb sitting on it is almost worth 1/2 of the current bid price.

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Considering that old girl appears to have came with power widows I'd bet strongly on it being a Roadmaster Series 70. The 4bbl manifold is also a dead give away.

Not to mention the ROADMASTER script on the rear fenders!

Any bets on what the final sale price may be??

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Guest shadetree77
See a second 1952 Buick in the background which is in similar condition - well rustwise.

He's got a second one for sale. It's in "slightly" worse condition though. :D Would be a good donor car for a project. It comes with fenders but no mention of a hood, engine, or trans. Don't think there's any "exhaustiports" on this one either.

Buick : Roadmaster Buick : Roadmaster | eBay

He posted a Youtube video on the auction page of the other one running. Old girl sounds pretty good for as rough as that engine compartment looks.

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These were a Buick "dealer option" for 1952 Buicks, available only on the West Coast, popular in the Southern California - Northern Mexico areas. The dealer promo literature on this item reads ".....adds interior comfort for the Owner/Driver. Aids in exhausting passenger's hot air and body odors, especially after visiting your favorite Mexican Restaurante. Order them now!....."

Listed under BODY EXHAUST PORTS, Part # PU8x2BS. ;)

Al Mack

"2,000 Miles Northeast of Tijuana"

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It's definitely got a four barrel on it. If you scroll down through the pictures you'll see a picture of a new Carter 9000 Series Competition AFB on it. Could be as small as a 400 CFM or as large as a 750 CFM. That also means that it's not connected to the trans nor does the car have it's original pedal start.

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