For Sale: 1955 Buick 40 in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description




264 Buick Nail Head


Automatic 2-Speed





Exterior Color


Interior Color

Maroon And Black

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Classic Car Addict is excited to present this beautiful 1955 Buick Special 2-door hardtop for sale in our Mesa, AZ showroom. Showcasing an excellent example of a 1955 Buick Special that has been completely restored to high standards. With proper V8 power, detailed classic style, and a beautiful shine, this 1955 Buick Special is a terrific and unique vintage cruiser.

The interior is a little more subtle, but only a little. Two-tone maroon and black upholstery combine a '50s sensibility with bold colors that make it look expensive, which was surely the point. The big steering wheel is thin and almost delicate, especially on such a big brute, but the two-tone color scheme and chrome on the dash is pure genius, with the fine grille for the radio speaker mirroring the grille up front. The original AM radio is still in place but is not working. And as a Buick, it's got a massive trunk that's fully upholstered in black carpet, and it also houses what is likely an original spare.

Under the hood is the uber-dependable Buick Nailhead, 264 cubic inches of what is believed to be the original motor for this car. The name of the game was torque, and the undisputed champion in '55 was the Nailhead, so this car moves like it's got Corvette DNA in its veins. Everything looks stock inside the engine bay, and they didn't take many liberties with the hardware, which still uses the original heavy-duty air cleaner and cast-iron exhaust manifolds. There's a reliable and incomparably smooth Dynaflow automatic transmission behind it, and it does take some getting used to but it's pure Buick at its best. The underside isn't detailed for show, but does have a great set of pipes, a big gas tank, and that smooth Buick ride that has to be experienced to understand. Factory steel wheels with flashy chrome hubcaps were popular with Buicks of all shapes and sizes, and it wears proper 7.6-15 whitewall bias-ply tires at each corner.

This is the affordable classic with a ton of distinction, so don't miss this super Buick Special. Call Classic Car Addict today, 480-256-1459.


Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Buick 40
  • Listing ID: CC-1588379
  • Price: $47,500
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:40
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:CCA0176

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Classic Car Addict
535 W. Iron Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
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