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1953 was also the first year for the venerable “Nailhead” V8, an all-new design that replaced the 20-year-old OHV straight-8 and gave Buick a major shot of performance at the same time. And out on the edges there were all kinds of little things going on: the first year for 12-volt electrical systems, a significantly improved “Twin Turbine” Dynaflow transmission, and, perhaps most significantly for this lovely 1953 Roadmaster estate wagon, the final year for wood-bodied wagons in America.
It is worth noting that the color was changed from the original code 52 Verde Green to what appears to be code 53 Imperial Blue. The dramatic contrast between the dark blue paint and the light wood is simply beautiful, and it surely looks better today than it did when it was green. And since they used another factory color, there’s no deduction in judging—nice!
You will not go unnoticed in this gorgeous wagon, I can promise you that.As with the exterior, the interior was changed from green to blue, another factory-correct combination that works quite well with the dark Imperial Blue bodywork. Everything that you can see or touch was restored or replaced during the restoration, and the rear carpets were just replaced this year so they’re as-new.