1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible

1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible

Cruising weather has arrived for most parts of the U.S. and a big, brash mid-century convertible loaded with chrome seems like just the antidote to the mundane.

The 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible would be the perfect parade car

The 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible would be the perfect parade car

Cruising weather has arrived for most parts of the U.S. and a big, brash mid-century convertible loaded with chrome seems like just the antidote to the mundane.

The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible in what appears to be nicely restored condition, blue with a white-vinyl interior, that could transport you and a gaggle of friends on a pleasure drive in head-turning style.

The Buick looks nicely restored

The Buick looks nicely restored

“This well-maintained 1950 Buick Convertible is easily rated good to excellent throughout,” the seller, a dealer in La Verne, California, says in the ClassicCars.com listing. “From its massive front grill, redesigned in 1950, to the rear bumper, this is an excellent driver that draws a crowd wherever it is displayed.”

The Buick is an original numbers-matching car, according to the dealer, powered by a 263 cid straight-8 engine linked with a Dynaflow automatic transmission. Everything works as intended, the listing says, aside from the hydraulic power seat and original radio. The car shows just 56,409 miles on its odometer.

“Beginning with a pristine chassis and body, the detailed restoration of all the numbers matching original components, mechanically and cosmetically has been completed,” the ad says. “The interior is rated excellent and true to original design.

Lots of chrome on the dashboard

Lots of chrome on the dashboard

“The hydraulic power windows function as intended. All gauges function. The mechanical brakes operate smoothly and make for dependable stops. The metallic blue exterior paint shines. All the massive chrome and brightwork glisten. All glass is in great condition. All electrical components and lighting function.”

The convertible looks good in the extensive photo gallery with the listing, although the white fabric top appears a bit rumpled. It’s also uncertain whether the metallic-blue paint would be an authentic color for 1950.

The asking price for this stylish 66-year-old cruiser is $42,900, which would get you a whole lot of car (in size and weight) for the money.

“Without question, this classic 1950 Buick convertible would be a treasure in any garage and a pleasure to drive on any excursion, either around the block or on an extended road trip,” the dealer says.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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