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1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon - Model 79R

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon – Model 79R

Production679 cars
Original Baseprice$ 4,030.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
188
300 ft-lbs
63 inches
79.9 inches
207.6 inches
121.5 inches
4,100 pounds
0,14

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Quote from Original Literature

1953 Buick Sales Brochure
This is the magnificent motor car that makes the most of country living and town travel. So versatile is the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon (Model 79R), it is always at home with those who combine city life with suburban settings. It's perfectly at ease with casual clothes and the activities they fit - equally so at white-tie-and-tails affairs.

Seasoned wood and sturdy metal dress this handsome carrier of six big people and all their gear or luggage. The Roxpoint nylon carpeted rear platform stretches more than six feet from front to back, almost five feet from side to side, when the rear seat is folded. In limited production, the Buick Estate Wagon is available on either the Super or the Roadmaster chassis.

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Equipment

Welcome to the world of luxury – with the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon. The biggest body for 1953 could be matched with a variety of features to provide maximim comfort. 1953 was the last year for the so called “woody” – which means the body was made of steel and wood. This beauty was very well equipped and could even have modern features like Power Steering and Power Brakes.

12-Volt Electrical System
Alligator Type Hood
Back-Up Lights
Direction Signals
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Glare-Proof Mirror
One-Piece Windshield
Panorama Rear Window
Power Steering
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Wheel Covers
Windshield Washer
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Easy-Eye Glass
Heater & Defroster
Power Brakes
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Wire Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires

See 1953 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1953 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission is one of the smoothest auto transmissions. All powerthrust from engine to wheels is transmitted through a cushion of oil.

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Colors

1953 Buick Colors

18 base colors were available for 1953.Two-Tone paint was not allowed for Estate Wagons – so the roof had to be painted in the same color as the body. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1953 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1953 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Jordan Grey

Victoria Maroon

Seamist Grey

Shell Grey

Terrace Green

Tyler Blue

Ridge Green

Matador Red

Teal Blue

Majestic White

Reef Blue

Mandarin Red

Balsam Green

Pinehurst Green

Glacier Blue

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #95

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Blue Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Grey Cordaveen

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #96

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Green Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Grey Cordaveen

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #97

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Red Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Grey Cordaveen

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #98

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Black Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Grey Cordaveen

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #99

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Saddle Tan Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Antique Ivory Cordaveen

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

The Estate Wagons for 1953 had five interior trim options (all standard). Four of them had Grey Cordaveen as Bolster Material – the only other option was an Ivory Cordaveen Bolster.

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1953 Buick Videos

1953 Buick Videos

The year 1953 was the first year for the “Buick Berle Show” with Milton Berle. Buick showed short sequences of a driving 1953 Buick at front and end of the show; plus commercials in between.

The Dealer Organization Training (DOT) was continued from 1953, in which the first color (earlier slidefilms were black/white) slidefilm was published to introduce the new model line.

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Literature covering the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

Online Literature

Are you looking for books or repair manuals for your 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon? We have them online – ready to read!

1953 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Memorabilia for 1953 Buicks is hard to find due to the year being their 50th anniversary. Hometown Buick is proud to have some of rarest memorabilia available – like the Showroom Album, Colors & Fabrics Album, DOT Slidefilms, etc.

1953 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

Get your personal share of 1953 Buick items – with originals or high quality reprints from the Hometown Buick shop. We ship worldwide.

1953 Buick Shop Items

For 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Owners and Enthusiasts

1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Body Tag

Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon or just want to know how it came from the factory? Just find the body tag – located in the engine compartment – and get all neat information – original paint combination, interior and (in some cases) optional equipment.

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1953 Buick Registry

1953 Buick Registry

Buick does not provide official statistics about how often a 1953 was equipped with a certain option. So its up to the community. We’ve started a 1953 Buick Registry to help you out. Submit your car information to get a better look on 1953 Buicks!

Register your 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

1953 Buick Configurator

1953 Buick Configurator

Unfortunately there is no 1953 Buick showroom anymore. But Hometown Buick has created a way to let you build a 1953 Buick or your own. Our 1953 Buick Configurator lets you create your personal car – with all factory options, exterior paints and interior. Start now!

Configure your 1953 Buick

1953 Buick Prices

1953 Buick Prices

The car hobby is expensive. Before you buy (or sell) a 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon you need to inform yourself about the right price. Although – there is no right price, everything depends on different parameters, for example condition, location, being the car original or not. A classic car valuation platform can only give a first orientation.

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