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1953 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Sedan - Model 72R

1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan – Model 72R

Production50,523 cars
Original Baseprice$ 3,254.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
188
300 ft-lbs
63 inches
79.9 inches
211.6 inches
126.5 inches
4,315 pounds
10,32

% share of all 1953 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1953 Buick Sales Brochure
Superb styling, the world's newest V-8 engine, a stepped-up transmission and power steering combine to make the lordly 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan (Model 72R) peerless in the luxury car class for 1953. Its powerful V-8 provides 188 horsepower with a compression ratio of 8-1/2 to 1. Its new Twin Turbine Dynaflow gives sharply increased performance, better economy and smooth acceleration.

Styling developments include an entirely new front end, redesigned rear fenders, new moldings and ornaments, and a bright new combination of colors and interior trims. Offered as optional equipment on this Golden Anniversary model are air conditioning, power brakes and wire wheel covers.

1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan Equipment

Welcome to the world of luxury – with the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan. The biggest body for 1953 could be matched with a variety of features to provide maximim comfort.

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
Air Conditioner
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Easy-Eye Glass
Heater & Defroster
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Two-Tone Paint
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 Sedan Colors

1953 Buick Colors

17 base colors were available for 1953. Buyers could use them as a solid color or in combination for a Two-Tone paint job. In this case, the roof could be painted differently. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1953 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers and correct Two-Tone paint combinations.)

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

Teal Blue

Majestic White

Reef Blue

Mandarin Red

Balsam Green

Pinehurst Green

Glacier Blue

Roof Colors (Two-Tone Paint)

Shell Grey (with Verde Green, Victoria Maroon, Seamist Grey or Tyler Blue)

Imperial Blue (with Jordan Grey or Glacier Blue)

Seamist Grey (with Shell Grey or Majestic White)

Ridge Green (with Terrace Green)

Terrace Green (with Ridge Green)

Majestic White (with Teal Blue, Balsam Green, Mandarin Red, Reef Blue or Pinehurst Green)

Jordan Grey (with Glacier Blue)

1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #70

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Grey Broadcloth

Bolster (Roll) Material:
Grey Broadcloth

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #71

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Pattern Nylon

Bolster Material:
Light Green Broadcloth

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #72

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Pattern Nylon

Bolster Material:
Blue Broadcloth

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #78

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Pattern Nylon

Bolster Material:
Light Green Broadcloth

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #79

Custom Trim at Extra Cost.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Pattern Nylon

Bolster Material:
Blue Broadcloth

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Five interior trim options (two of them at extra cost) provided luxury to the 1952 Buick Roadmaster Sedan. Nylon or Cloth were the materials of the day.

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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 Sedan

Online Literature

Are you looking for books or repair manuals for your 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan? 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 Sedan Owners and Enthusiasts

1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Body Tag

Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Roadmaster Sedan 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.

Decode 1953 Buick Body Tag

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!

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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 Sedan 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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