Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1939 Buick Roadmaster Series 80 Phaeton
Considered a more modestly priced vehicle than a Cadillac, yet espousing some luxurious appointments, historically Buicks sit in the GM lineup between Chevrolet and the luxury marque. Named for its large frame and commanding presence, the Roadmaster line originated in 1936. Even though Roadmaster had significant styling changes in 1937, a scant two years later this 1939 reflects new design directions yet again — the Series 80 has a narrower hood and front door pillars, larger hubcaps and a redesigned two-piece “waterfall” grille.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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