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RealRides of WNY - 1956 Roadmaster

February 15, 2022

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Roadmaster


Day 3 as we travel back to 1956 for a week…

From the front, this 1956 Buick Roadmaster Riviera looks pretty much like any other ’56 Buick model. It was the rear ends which distinguished the different series from each other. The Roadmaster and Super models had higher trunklids and lower rear fenders than the Special and Century. The three lower models also shared the same trunklid medallion, while the top-end Roadmaster had two chrome bands flanking its name spelled out in block letters. The Special had a simpler rear bumper design from the other three, but shared its taillamp design with the Century; Roadmaster and Super models shared a more delicate-looking taillight design with each other. The Roadmaster’s chrome side sweep also didn’t dip as low as the one on the other three models. Confused? See them all below. We found today’s RealRide late last year in Akron.


Jim Corbran, RRofWNY

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