1957 Buick Roadmaster 75 Series
Article and photos by Larry Crain
According to Wikipedia, the 1957 Buick Roadmaster underwent a change as a mid-year production (March 1957) and became a Roadmaster designated as a Model 75. It was distinguished by standard power seats and windows, carpeted lower doors, a one-piece rear window, and Deluxe hubcaps. There is also a Series 75 script found on the rear quarter body panel of the Roadmaster Coupes and the rear door panels on the Roadmaster 4-door sedans, thus replacing the standard 3 chevrons found in the same location on the standard full model year Roadmaster model lines. If you take notice on this car there are two stainless bars that cross the trunk, rear window and roof that are a rare option on a Roadmaster 75 two door and were meant to evoke the three-window treatment on the smaller Century and Special. These bars actually cross over the one-piece glass.
Why does all of this matter? It helps give you an idea of the challenge ahead of building a full-on custom Buick 75 and how difficult it would be to find, not just one, but two of them to become one awesome machine that would become a Custom Rod of the Year Finalist.