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Low Tide, Scott Pruett’s 1950 Buick Woody

SEMA  /   /  By Derek Mau

Ready to hit the beach

One of the outstanding examples of craftsmanship we discovered at SEMA was a 1950 Buick Woody fabricated by Roseville Rod and Custom for Scott Pruett. Apparently, another Scott Pruett passion is restoring vintage American cars in addition to his stellar racing accomplishments and creating hand-crafted, premium wines.

1950 Buick Super Wagon owned by Scott Pruett

We spoke with Roseville Rod & Custom and picked up a few details that went into the Woody finished in Mocha Pearl paint from Sherwin-Williams’ Planet Color, Collector Color series. What appears to be burlwood panels on the outside is actually hand-painted to look like burlwood. The same treatment was applied to the original metal dashboard inside the Superwagon.

1950 Buick Super Wagon owned by Scott Pruett

maplewood slats used for roof paneling

Select Maplewood pieces were used for the roof and sides.

The bumpers got a special treatment before being plated and polished by Ogden Chrome. Cadillac bullets were welded to the front bumper and the rear bumper was modified to fit the exhaust pipes.

1950 Buick Super Wagon owned by Scott Pruett

The chrome wheels (19×8-front, 20×9.5-rear) are a one-off design by Budnik Wheels.

Living up to its superwagon status, underneath the hood is a 485 horsepower Ramjet 502 crate motor from GM that is aimed at keeping the world motorsports champion with a permanent grin attached to his face.

GM 502 crate motor, 485hp

About Roseville Rod and Custom
Roseville R & C offers complete design, fabrication, finishing and assembly of all types of distinctive automobiles.  A visit to Roseville Rod & Custom reveals a huge assemblage of tooling and equipment that allows production of an array of parts and panels not available elsewhere. The talented group at Roseville Rod & Custom totals over 150 years of hands on experience, and possesses a heritage of enthusiasm that will continue many years into the future.  They maintain a single focus – creating automotive art.

About Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett is one of North America’s most successful race car drivers who has competed in NASCAR, Champ Car, IMSA, Trans-Am, and Grand-Am racing. Scott is a five-time Rolex Series Champion (2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012), and four-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winner (1994, 2007, 2008 2011). Pruett is the single most successful Daytona Prototype driver ever – holding career records for wins (39), pole positions (30), podium finishes (78) and laps led (2152).

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  1. david rosenberg January 30, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    how much

    • TOM February 16, 2014 at 10:52 am Reply

      I do not know about this one did a quick search on the web and found one not as nice only $150K Just a little short did not have that much in my wallet! 🙂

  2. Grant Townsend January 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Beautiful,but you should have left the fender skirts on.

  3. petey February 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm Reply


  4. Reed February 1, 2014 at 6:58 pm Reply

    I drive a nice beat up old model “A” Ford. It’s a chick magnet – you just meet older chicks. Nothing more fun than driving slowly in a stock Model “A”. If you really need excitement – add a wolf whistle.

  5. What a beautiful machine, just found this web page love all the items. February 2, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply

    Had a 1955 Mercury Montclair. Her nick name was two tons of fun. Wish I never sod it now.

    • petey February 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm Reply

      aaah I love merks,lol send me pics petey, all others rodders want to comment write me I had a 51 merc lite green aand dove white , m,m,m I was the stuff in the drive inn lol long live the fiftys and sixtys ,lol I,ll keep my grease

  6. rick wall February 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

    you have built the most beautiful woody this old surfer has ever seen. I have finally seen my dream machine. thank you

  7. Terry Parker February 3, 2014 at 3:27 am Reply

    only got 3 words for you ‘Absolutely Outstandingly Beautiful’ What a stunner ! !

  8. Bob petrusha February 9, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply


  9. Richard Y February 16, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

    A fibulas piece of Automobile Art.

  10. Jerry Gray February 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm Reply

    Possibly the most beautiful custom I have ever seen. The color is awesome and the dash is stunning. Love it!

  11. Terry February 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Awesome car. The paint is fantastic along with the colors. It’s a crime to pick apart a car of this caliber but….. the picture of the engine compartment, is the underside of the hood painted like the rest of the car? It looks like undercoating or orang peel. It hopefully is just the lighting. Would love to have it in my driveway!

  12. dan dreisbach July 27, 2014 at 4:53 am Reply

    Scott Pruett also has fabrication skills of his own. At one time he was building custom steel furniture. He is a good guy.

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