This is an incredibly rare and desirable 1958 Buick Century
Caballero Estate Wagon that has benefitted from a full concours
restoration and is certainly one of the very nicest extant. Having
accumulated 22,000 miles since new and being with its original
Santa Barbara, CA owner for 46 years, this was the perfect wagon to
restore into the very best. This will not disappoint. The Caballero
was the most luxurious and expensive station wagon offered by any
division at General Motors. The wagon portions were built for Buick
by the Ionia Manufacturing Company of Owasso, MI. With only 4,456
built, only a small fraction exist today. This Caballero is in
concours condition today after receiving what was described as a
frame-off restoration where all components had been thoroughly
restored. It has been well preserved and is today in gorgeous
condition. We estimate that the chrome and stainless restoration
alone must have required an investment in excess of $25,000. There
have been only three owners of this wagon since new. According to
previous reports, this Caballeros was enjoyed by its original Santa
Barbara owner until 2004. It was then acquired by a collector that
set out on what was described as a complete frame-off restoration.
While we do not have the restoration records, it would appear that
it was completed about ten years ago. It was then sold at the
Gooding & Co. auction at Pebble Beach in 2013 to its present owner,
who has recently passed. We are selling this on behalf of his
estate. The livery is beautiful in Glacier White (Paint Code C)
over Midnight Blue. The paint is perfectly polished and is in
concours condition. There is an abundance of perfect chrome and
beautifully polished stainless-steel trim everywhere. The highly
stylized and rare pillarless design is fantastic. The interior is
also gorgeous and as-new with its Red and White two tone Cordaveen
vinyl (Trim Code 655), with all the correct finishes and materials.
We are impressed with the rear hatch glass and the quality of the
mechanisms. The engine compartment is finished to the very highest
standards as well. The venerable 364 CID OHV V8 was rated at 300 hp
and it features the Dynaflow automatic transmission. During its
restoration, the front brakes were upgraded to 1961 Buick disc
brakes for safety and usability. For more details and information,
please call, text or email Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200 or
[email protected] The Caballero is in our Phoenix
1958 Buick Century
Exterior Color:Glacier White and Midnight Blue
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