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1956 Buick Special



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1956 Buick




Engine Size
322 V8
2 Speed Automatic
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If you're a fan of chrome, then this 1956 Buick Special will certainly hold a special appeal. It's a classic that has been maintained to the best standards, including correct colors and the original Nailhead V8 under the hood. So when a terrific vintage hardtop is available at such a value price, you know it might not even stay long enough for you to read all the details.

The lines of this Buick only get more impressive with age. The pointed front end reminds us of Buick's modern cars, but the intricate creases of the sheetmetal are something that could have only come out of the 1950s. And so to see it to see it so crisp today is a wonderful experience. The "CNC" paint code on the cowl tag is for the tri-tone combination that was popular on '50s Buicks, sandwiching code N Tahiti Coral between code C Dover White top and side coves for a truly dazzling effect. Of course, no paint job in 1956 ever looked this good, which we can credit an investment in modern applications technology, and the finish will probably look this good for years to come thanks to durable materials. And so with a shine this nice, only the best brightwork will do. That means the was plenty more investment making sure sweeping side trim is complete and mirror-like; the famous three portholes that signal this is a Special are bold standouts; the tailfins are tall chrome kings; and the large and intricate grille has a 10,000-watt smile. And yes Buick fans, we know the hardtop makes this a coveted Riviera Special.

GM designers in the '50s were the best in the world, and this car shows you why. The black and white seats are wide and comfortable. This is similar to the original pattern, but it's now covered in soft new leather. It all matches nicely with flashy door panels, carpet, dash pad, and headliner, which have also been refreshed. The Buick crest steering wheel is thin and has that kind of instant sense of grip that we seemed to have lost over the years. As you gaze over all that's in front of you, the bight elements on the wheel, speaker grille, tissue box, heater controls, and so much more just seems to remind you of the style priority of the '50s.

Buick's 322 cubic-inch "Nailhead" V8 was standard across the line for the first time in 1956. That meant the Special finally had the horsepower to match its big brothers, and it created a bit of a muscle car in the Buick family. This is the original motor for the coupe, and so you'll love how the engine bay looks authentic right down to the factory sticker on the oil bath air cleaner. The V8 wears Buick turquoise paint and a factory two-barrel carburetor on top. Buick's Dynaflow transmission was a bit more sophisticated by 1956, and it still provides a smooth feeling out on the road today. And you'll love driving this Special everywhere thanks to power steering and Buick's legendary supple ride. There are even whitewalls with the factory hubcaps to make sure you have the full 1950s experience.

Complete with owner's manual, this Buick delivers on its spectacular looks in every possible way. And at a price like this, you know you'll have to act fast to take it home. Call now!!!

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  • AM Radio
  • Heat
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Defrost
  • Numbers Matching
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  • Owner's Manual
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Exterior Color
Tahiti Coral
Transmission Spec
Front Suspension
Coil Spring
Rear Suspension
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Rear Brakes
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