If youre a fan of chrome, then this 1956 Buick Special Riviera will certainly hold a special appeal. For many, the appeal of the sportiest Buick can be explained by its big car comfort and power and Chevy-sized package, making for one formidable factory hot-rod. The CMC paint code on the cowl tag is for the tri-tone combination that was popular on 50s Buicks, sandwiching code C Dover White between code M Seminole Red top and side coves for a truly dazzling effect. Refinished several years ago, its holding up well, which we can credit to modern paint technology, and the finish will probably look this good for years to come thanks to durable materials. There are a few minor signs of age, but nothing that gets in the way of the cars handsome good looks and use-it-now condition. Underneath, theres solid GM steel, since reproduction body panels for these cars are non-existent, and someone did their homework, because this big cruiser fits together pretty well. And talk about chrome! That massive grille is composed of dozens of separate pieces to create the grinning countenance that is the Buick front end, and its in good shape with a little bit of corrosion that could probably be buffed away with some steel wool. Of course, it also includes the three venti-ports signifying a Special, plus the famous Buick sweep-spear whose shape is still seen in the Buicks built today. The handsome two-tone interior is pure 1950s cool. GM designers in the 50s were the best in the world, and this car shows you why. The black and red seats are wide and comfortable, of course, with flashy door panels to match and both the carpet and headliner are recent. The three-spoke steering wheel is a nice contrast that lets the dashboard design take center stage, and it embraces chrome just as much as the front-end of the car does. The gauge lenses are showing a bit of age but they do give you a complete view of the engine and the original Sonomatic AM radio still lives in the center of the dash with that incredibly ornate speaker grille below it (sorry, the radio isnt working). The trunk is neatly trimmed in black with proper cardboard panels. Buicks 322 cubic inch Nailhead V8 was standard across the line for the first time in 1956, and with a modest bump in horsepower, the Special was one of the fastest cars in the Buick lineup. We suspect that the engine bay is entirely original, although it has been well maintained over the years. Thats Buick Turquoise engine paint and the stock air cleaner lives atop a correct 2-barrel carburetor. Still running its original generator, the car sticks to the factory specifications throughout and the radiator up front is HUGE, so it runs nice and cool. Buicks Dynaflow transmission was a bit more sophisticated by 1956, so its still impossibly smooth out on the road where speed creeps up on you without anyone noticing. The suspension is commendably supple, and even with drum brakes all around, braking is confident. The floors are remarkably clean and the single exhaust features a new muffler and tailpipe. Optional full wheel covers are a nice upgrade, and it rides on vintage Remington wide whites that look right. This Special provides big power and a comfortable size, along with a great deal of style, all at a reasonable price. Like I said, if you like chrome, there arent many better choices than a big Buick. Call today!
This is an honest, old school, Buick Special with several unique features that carried on to other Buicks and became signature characteristics, as well as one that didnt, but that makes you wonder why not. It is very original and stock with little freshening up done on the vinyl upholstery for your comfort. Check it out. The Special had become Buicks best-selling car by the mid-50s. They became known as a Bankers car because the level of style and luxury they offered at a tremendous value. For one thing, they were adorned with lots of chrome and it all has a survivor patina to it on this car. The hood is topped by a fighter plane like ornament and the grill has a gun-sight in the center with a bold chrome edge above it and twin bar bumper under it that wraps around the side to the front fenders. Those fenders have three ventiports that are meant to simulate the exhaust ports of a fighter plane and underneath them is a sweepspear character line that divides the Dover White and Electric Blue two-tone paint running back and down to the rocker, then up and over the rear wheel well. The back of the car has its share of chrome too dressing out the vertical taillights that run from the top of the fenders to meet the bumper at the bottom. Open the door and you will find an interior that is wonderfully original with a survivor look to the dash and controls while getting freshened up with new carpets and vinyl. The door panel sets the pattern in a nice two-tone Blue topped with a bold cap of chrome along with a slash of chrome across the middle that echoes the curve of the line on the body. A comfortable armrest has power window switches and door lock button at your fingertips. The split bench seat is comfortable and looks great recovered in Dark and Light Blue with a pleated accent sewn into the top center. The big round steering wheel has a full round horn button with a crest of arms in the center announcing that it has power steering. The dash has more survivor chrome with a rectangular speedometer and gauges and vertical bars surrounding the radio and with the ventilation controls at the bottom. Fresh carpeting ties the look together nicely and makes for a comfortable car to cruise in. Open the hood and you will find a V8 engine of 322 cubic inches which has a unique feature to it that didnt catch on for some reason. The valve covers were attached vertically in contrast to the angled attachment of other V8 engines to enable the motor to fit into smaller spaces while maintaining easy access for maintenance. Anyone who has tried to change spark plugs on a V8 engine in almost any car will understand the advantage of this design and wonder why it was abandoned. The engine is stock with a black oil bath air cleaner feeding a 4-barrel carburetor. Signs of good regular maintenance include a newer brake booster and master cylinder, new plugs cap and wires, as well as a newer alternator and battery. Power flows back through a three-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels that are mounted on coil springs, not leaf springs as was the norm back then, because this is a Buick, and coils give a better ride. The car rides on 205/75R15 white wall tires with Buick hub caps that look great. Come on down and check out this wonderfully original example of luxury from the mid-50s with a refreshed interior that makes for comfortable cruising.
Now featured in our Denver showroom is this stunning and rare 1956 Buick Super convertible! This Buick has only had two owners since it was new with the current owner being in possession of it since 1965. Still sitting under the hood is the original 322 cubic inch Nailhead V8 that came stock in this car back in 1956 and is still paired up with the original Dynaflow 2-Speed automatic transmission. This Buick is believed to still be wearing the original paint on it as well which has held up very nicely over all of these years! The Interior which was originally white has been reupholstered to using high quality blue and white materials to match the exterior. This car really shines though, when you get it out on the road for a cruise. It floats down the road with ease and turns heads anywhere it goes! The automatic convertible top works well and looks great both up or down. What better way to spend your weekends than cruising in a 50 s convertible with your best friends and loved ones! If you are in the market for a classic car that you can just get in and enjoy this 1956 Buick Super is an excellent option. This vehicle is located in our Denver showroom. You can view this 1956 Buick Super in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@gatewayclassiccars.com. http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/DEN/371/1956-Buick-Special
1956 Buick Specia lNail Head Engine Updated to a 12 Volt Automatic Transmission Mild Custom Paint with Purple Ghost Flames -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
1956 Buick Special. it has its original engine 322 and tranny. it has all 4 drum brakes. it has fresh paint. -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
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1956 Buick Special Riviera 4-Door Hardtop - 322, automatic, power steering ,power brakes, air conditioning, electric wipers, seat belts, AM radio, tissue dispenser, wide whitewall radials - Rust Free Texas Body - Rare & Gorgeous Tahiti Coral over Dover White - Original Paint - Runs & Drives Beautifully - ASKING $19,750 or MAKE OFFER
This classic car is the last piece of our family estate.. Sad to see her go. Original miles. After a visit to the mechanic she is running and stopping well. This beautiful antique automobile needs a new home. Our family mechanic spent months working on the car. It has a new gas tank, carburetor, battery, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes and hoses, oil thermostat, tune up, water pump, thermostat and more. The VIN number on the title is 4C2045852. Restored to original condition.