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Old 10-13-2021, 06:55 PM   #1
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I have a friend who inherited a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Woodie Wagon, and he has asked me for help in selling it: I am most assuredly NOT a Buick guy, but Iím willing to bet there are some on here! Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas on helping this fellow sell this car?
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Like this one? >

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Petehoovie: Just exactly like that, except this one is a sort of light blue. Beautiful car, but doesn’t “trip my trigger.” Thank you for posting! I’m hoping for some recommendations other than eBay, BaT, Hemmings, etc (probably should have indicated that originally).
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Once it goes on those worldwide sites, some dude with a huge checkbook snaps it up.... Lucky for the rest of us, the woodie market has been quite soft as of late. ( Ok , unless you are selling one)
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I have a friend who inherited a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Woodie Wagon, and he has asked me for help in selling it: I am most assuredly NOT a Buick guy, but Iím willing to bet there are some on here! Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas on helping this fellow sell this car?
As a thought there must be a Buick Car Club that might be of help. Try looking in Hemmings or Google a Buick Car club. Surely there is info out there. As an aside I believe that hood ornament is called a "Bombadiers sight"? Not sure but I have one hanging in my garage. Been here for decades.
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Dean Renwick and Mike Nannenhorn just sold similar cars and can provide guidance on pricing and process; PM me for their contact info. Great guys and very knowledgeable.
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Google the National Woodie Club. A club devoted to all things woodie. I believe they are offering a free 6 month on line trial for people to see what the club is all about. Just checked, there is 13 members with '49 Buicks listed across America. There is a classified section every month advertising every marque. Plus parts. Plus interesting stories from members around the world. Been a member for 40 years. I anticipate it as much as Hemmings...I'm a Ford guy but Buick wagons from '40/53 have beautiful lines...Bill
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A friend sold one like that and it went to Australia. I would make sure that you use a world wide platform. What about Bring a Trailer

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Facebook marketplace is free and is seen by a lot of people. Currently have a car for sale there. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...03642105174768
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As with everything else condition is important. Is all the wood intact, is there any rust, does it run and drive?
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WOW!! Thank you all, this is exactly the response I had hoped to receive! I’ll certainly pass all suggestions to my friend. In response to woodiewagon46: the car was completely restored several years ago; wood appears to be perfect, no rust, and it runs, drives and stops. Powered by an in-line straight 8, Dynaflow transmission.
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WOW!! Thank you all, this is exactly the response I had hoped to receive! Iíll certainly pass all suggestions to my friend. In response to woodiewagon46: the car was completely restored several years ago; wood appears to be perfect, no rust, and it runs, drives and stops. Powered by an in-line straight 8, Dynaflow transmission.
Again, thank you FORDBARN Family!
Marcus, If the car is everything you claim it to be, Bring a Trailer should be seriously considered.
Although wood wagons have taken a hit in value in the past five years or so, the Buicks have held on much better than the Ford models.
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Kube ~ certainly you know that I value your advice; I’ll be meeting with the family owners over the weekend, and passing along all the “hits” ~ I’ll surely recommend they give serious consideration to BaT. Thank you, Sir!
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Just another thought. If a value could be set that's comfortable for your friend there is always Hemmings online auction listings. You can set a reserve and if the reserve is met then the marketplace takes over. If reserve is not met then seller isn't obligated. That way all involved get what they want. Doesn't cost anything to look into it. I'd love to see a pic or 2 of that car even though this is the Ford Barn.
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Marcus, Tomcarman has suggested Hemmings on-line. I have had some good fortune with that venue as well although I'd never auctioned a car through them. I'd listed cars with an asking price on their on-line service.
These days, most folks adding to their collection don't typically read a periodical, they shop on-line.
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Marcus, Tomcarman has suggested Hemmings on-line. I have had some good fortune with that venue as well although I'd never auctioned a car through them. I'd listed cars with an asking price on their on-line service.
These days, most folks adding to their collection don't typically read a periodical, they shop on-line.
That's good to know Kube. Having been a Hemmings subscriber for many years I always regarded their integrity as impeccable. I suppose if I were going to try and sell a car I would certainly look at that option. I peruse the listings and find them well written. It appears all above board. What would appeal to me is I'm setting the parameters on my vehicle and should the reserve be met then the market decides. I also wouldn't have to transport to an auction site, hope it sells and if it doesn't.....More money and time invested....hassles, etc. etc. As stated in my other post it doesn't cost anything to look into.
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Marcus, another vote for BaT - Bring a Trailer. There is a results page that you can search, for example, 1949 Buick woodie recently sold.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...-estate-wagon/

Link to the results page, scroll down to the search bar, enter Buick woodie, see the results
of (3) that have been sold.

https://bringatrailer.com/auctions/results/
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1949 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon - as illustrated in the 1949 Buick Sales Brochure.
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This is the more economical 1949 Buick Super Estate Wagon - as illustrated in the 1949 Buick Sales Brochure.
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