1956 Buick Special - Convertible
Desirable as is Collectible, beautiful in every way and the pride
of GM as Harley Earl created a true masterpiece in advanced design
and style that transcends generations.
This Solid, Survivor, Well Equipped, and Beautiful Convertible
Coupe is all that and then some...
1956 Buick 60 Special 'The Best Buick Yet!" as it was claimed by GM
execs of the era.
Buick first used the Century nameplate in the 1930s, commemorating
its ability to exceed 100 mph. The year to see a Buick wearing the
'Century' name in the post World War II was in 1954. This model had
Buick's most powerful engine in the smallest model, and fitted with
tastefully understated bodywork. The Century's 'Fireball'
overhead-valve V8 engine was capable of producing 255 horsepower in
1956. Zero-to-sixty took less than ten seconds, with the
quarter-mile times of around 17 seconds and a top speed exceeding
110 mph. That same engine is now in 1956 used in the '60
Beautiful Automobile and an obvious Bar Raiser in Automotive
Technology and Styling Advancements.