Imagine feeling as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe or as irresistible as James Dean on your wedding day. Experience the "true" America. Look no further and imagine no longer! We, at James Dean Prague, can fulfil your dream. We offer a unique opportunity to rent the true pearl among the American cars, our glamourous Buick Roadmaster from 1954.
The famous Roadmaster model from the US brand Buick is truly the "master of roads". The name itself refers to the technical achievements and advanced design and the Roadmaster had no opposition on the roads in its era. It was a favorite companion of the Czech actors Voskovec and Werich who travelled around the USA in it to seek some good luck on Broadway.
Buick appeared on the market for the first time in 1908 and was among the founding members of General Motors (GM), which is domiciled in Flint, Michigan. General Motors has now become the oldest still-operating car company in the USA to date.
The year 1954 meant a significant shift for Buick (as did the entire GM fleet of cars to be fair) to panoramic front windows, increased engine performance to 200 hp (starting at a mere 120!), enhanced steering booster and a brake booster. Due to customers' requests, it also saw the appearance of electrical windows. Buick Roadmaster ruled the roads for several years due to its straight V8 engine, even though the V-engine was shorter and lighter.
Other novelties included: 12V electricity, air-conditioning (on request) and a new Dynaflow automatic gearbox, the so-called "Twin-Turbine" that improved the acceleration of the engine which had been criticized.
The manufacturing of Buick ended in December 1996 and this was also the end of an era for the full-size US family cars with rear drive. The Buick Roadmaster became the last vehicle of its type to be mass produced in the USA.