1953 BUICK SUPER ESTATE WAGON 322CI OHV V8 ENGINE 57,111 MILES
SINGLE DOWNDRAFT CARBURETOR 164BHP AT 4000RPM DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION - LIVE REAR AXLE 4-WHEEL
HYDRAULIC DRUM BRAKES EXQUISITE CONCOURS-LEVEL PRESENTATION INSIDE
AND OUT SUPERB FRAME UP RESTORATION PERFORMED PREVIOUSLY PART OF
THE BRYAN FRANK COLLECTION ONE OF JUST 1830 EXAMPLES PRODUCED BY
HAND BUICK OFFERED A FULL LINE OF AUTOMOBILES FOR THE 1953 MODEL
YEAR, AT PRICE POINTS OF JUST OVER $2,000 UP TO $4,000 PLUS. POWER
FOR THE BUICK LINE CAME FROM THE TRADITIONAL INLINE EIGHT-CYLINDER
263 CUBIC-INCH V8 ENGINE. THIS WAS A PERIOD WHEN EACH OF GM'S
DIVISIONS BUILT IITS OWN ENGINES AND BUICK HAD COME UP WITH A
PARTICULARLY INTERESTING AND INNOVATIVE CYLINDER HEAD DESIGN THAT
HAD EXCELLENT BREATHING AND ALSO LET BUICK EMPLOY THE HIGHEST
COMPRESSION RATIO, 8.5:1, IN THE INDUSTRY IN 1953. AS EXPECTED FROM
BUICK IN THE FIFTIES THE 1953 MODEL RANGE WERE DISTINCTIVELY
RESTYLED, WITH ELEGANT JET-AGE CHROME AND STAINLESS-STEEL TRIM ON
THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR. THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WAS FITTED WITH
AIRCRAFT-STYLE CONTROLS AND LEATHER SWEEPING BRIGHTWORK AND
SIGNATURE VENTIPORTS FENDER VENTILATION HOLES ALL ADS TO THE
ELEGANT A CLASSIC EXTERIOR STYLING FEATURES THESE CARS CARRIED. A
DYNAFLOW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND POWER STEERING MADE THE
FULL-SIZE AUTOMOBILE EASY TO OPERATE.
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