One of the most beautiful cars ever made.
This 1957 Buick Special Coupe is truly stunning and was the high point of Buick design. This car is one that an owner will be proud to show anywhere.
The colors show off the lines of this car because of the various body design details. The white is separated from the black by a very cool red spear running the length of the car. It shows the scallop of the fender giving the car a very artistic appearance from any angle. Note the white accent behind the front wheel.
The three windows seen from the three-quarter rear view are unique for that year. Only Oldsmobile and Buick had that stylized design. The curved glass has no distortion and the wraparound front windscreen also has no distortion. The rubber around all of the windows is excellent. The body has another scallop just below the rear side windows and the trunk has a raised detail to enhance the look.
The chrome sparkles. The front grill and the rear bumper are artistically integrated into the design like some Italian cars of that era. For example, the rear taillights are set in a chrome body that also has stylistic scallops. The bumper is crafted with two exhaust ports and wraps along the lower portion of the rear fender giving it an enhanced dimension. The front grill also has the front "Dagmar" bombshells that were popular at the time and still look great. Again, very stylized. The body panels are straight. The gaps are excellent.
Compare the look of this car with the1955, 1956 or 1958. This car was Harley Earl’s masterpiece. None were in the same league. Classy and sporty all at the same time, and not another Chevy.
The roofline is low, giving it that cool, bad boy look, but still elegant. The car is long. It has the 364 in.³ nail head V-8 engine, power steering and modern dual circuit brake master cylinder power booster. The engine runs smoothly, is clean and has the correct appearance. The wire wheels have been recently removed, sealant has been installed, and now with inner tubes. Two new tires. New shocks.
To do this car at this level would be double the asking price.
Tom 626- four 8 3 two one one 7
The Pick of the Day is a 70-year-old survivor
Pick of the Day was family owned for more than 50 years
Sixty-six years old and apparently ready for a run the length of Route 66, this well-reserved and original 1950 Buick Special sedan is the Pick of the Day.
For the 1956 model year, Buick built 13,770 four-door station wagons, including some 4,545 upscale versions of what was known as the Estate Wagon.
Hardtops were all the rage in the 1950s, with designers topping big cars with stylish pillarless rooflines that looked both graceful and sporty.
I had owned a 1956 Buick Special when I was sophomore in college.
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