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For Sale: 1956 Buick 40 in Stanley, Wisconsin

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Vehicle Description

From our personal collection comes this sharp '56 Special Riviera hardtop! Believed to be the third owners, we purchased the car from a gentleman who lovingly owned and cared for her for almost 50 years (1969-2018)! The car started it's life in CA (built at South Gate plant), and then moved with the original owner to AZ before coming to WI in the late 60's - original registration slips dated to mid 60's confirm this. Once in WI, the car was stored during the winter months, so very little rust has set in over the years, overall a very solid car. Originally Tahiti Coral and white, the car was painted the current blue and white in 1974 and it still retains a nice shine (we recently had it professionally buffed and polished). The original Dynaflow trans was rebuilt in 1975 and shifts nice and smooth - second owner stated only a few hundred miles were probably put on after the rebuild. The original generator and voltage regulator were exchanged for 1957 models. The 322 "nailhead" engine was also rebuilt around the same time as the transmission, and has a tag on the front of the block to reflect this. When we purchased the car, it had been sitting in storage for twenty years, but a well-planned storage - prior to parking the car back in 1998, the second owner dropped and cleaned the fuel tank, among other preventative measures, to ensure a smoother return to the road years later. Following is the list of recent services under our care: New: Points, condenser, cap, plugs, wires, battery, fuel pump, valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gasket, valve lifters, shocks, tires, brake hoses, belt, wiper blades, and a fresh oil change. The carburetor was also rebuilt, and the brakes were serviced. The car runs and drives very well. There is a slight exhaust leak on the right side, and the fuel gauge sticks, those are the only known issues remaining. Asking 14,900 , reasonable offers always considered.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1227875
  • Price:$14,900
  • Location:Stanley, Wisconsin
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:40
  • Exterior Color:White/Blue
  • Interior Color:Ivory Cordaveen/Black Nylon Pattern
  • Odometer:122000
  • Stock Number:180918-3
  • VIN:4C2035976

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