This 66-year old ride still looks good as new and ready to cruise the long Route 66. This 1950 Buick Special sedan is beautifully well-preserved and mostly original. It can be found in Chicago and listed for sale by a local collector car dealer. According to the dealership, “this car is amazingly preserved including the original paint and what is believed to be the original seat covers over the mohair upholstery.”
(from 1904 to the present)
One of the most amazing things about this classic ride is that both the paint job and chrome are all original and still have a remarkable shine. It is a mystery that after more than 60 years this Buick still looks in excellent condition and drives smoothly like it just came out of the showroom.
The dealer claims that “one turn of the Briggs and Stratton key on the original dealer key chain and a press of the accelerator the original 263 cubic inch V8 fires right up and runs whisper quiet. Luxury cars of the time were so concerned about the cars running as smooth and quiet as possible there was actually a muffler installed on the air cleaner assembly to limit air intake noise.”
This Buick Special is powered by its original straight-8 engine and is connected to a Dynaflow automatic transmission that has a variable pitch setup.
The dealer added that its preserved condition is due to meticulous maintenance for several years before being stored for a big portion of its life. It has been recently revived into the condition it has now. This Buick still has its complete service records before and after it was stored, there are also some photos when it was taken out of stored. The previous owner was diligent enough to log all of his long trips. The log is very detailed, all the destinations and gas stops have been logged. He also logged some other things such as receiving a speeding ticket and the interesting people he encountered during his trips.
Since it came out of the showroom, this Buick has only traveled around 23,000 miles. The extremely low mileage testifies to its incredibly well-preserved condition. Reviving this sedan did not take a lot of effort to do. The drivetrain was complete and after some maintenance, it drives amazingly smooth and cruises down the road without any trouble.
It comes with a color-matched sun visor, passenger “Buick” vanity mirror, day/night mirror, car cover, full wheel covers, clock, turn signals, AM radio, vintage First Aid Kit, and antenna that can be remotely adjusted. The dealer is asking $19,995 for this beautiful turn-key classic.
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