This is a serious automobile. It was restored at Hibernia for Robert Turnquist, Hibernia's owner and a recognized authority on classic cars and restorations and everything about it reflects the quality of Hibernia's craftsmanship, materials, attention to detail and meticulous preservation of a rare, high quality automobile.
Of particular note is the body wood, originally supplied and built by Mitchell Corporation 'Michigan's Station Wagon King', which is original throughout, the mark of an original automobile that has received excellent care throughout its life. One of just 632 Roadmaster Estate Wagons built in 1949, it is finished in dark burgundy with burgundy leather upholstery.
The woodwork, so important to the character of station wagons, is original and while it has a few flaws, it is superb inside and out. Even the load area floor (thoughtfully provided with a removable carpet to protect it) is spectacularly finished, as are the wood battens under the composite roof. It is equipped with Dynaflow (standard on all Roadmasters), radio and heater. The chrome sparkles, the paint glows and the instruments are sharp and crisp. The engine compartment is spotless, and properly wired and labeled.
Not surprisingly, it is an AACA National First Prize winner. This is a quality automobile with an even higher quality restoration for a collector who expects the very best, right down to its 1949 New Jersey license plate.