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Buick Special Eight 1953


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Description

Sleek beauty cloaks the sensational performance of the 1953 Buick Special Golden Anniversary.

The Buick Special was an automobile produced by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors, Flint, Michigan (USA). It was usually Buick's lowest-priced model, starting out as a full-size car in 1936 and returning in 1961 after a two-year hiatus as a mid-size.

Halfway into the 1949 model year, the Specials received all-new bodywork, the first fully postwar design for the series. New was also the 40D-series, a better equipped version called the Special De Luxe. The engine remained the 248 cu inch, which had been used since 1937, but for 1951 this was replaced by the larger "Fireball" straight-eight engine. A two-door hardtop coupe (like this car) was also new for 1951. All 1949-1957 Buick Specials had three VentiPorts. 

All Specials were Deluxe models in 1953, and this was the last Buick to use a straight-eight engine. Standard power output increased to 125 hp. In 1953, Buick changed over to 12-volt electrics later in that year (what we have here is the earlier 1953 6 volts model). The 1953 Special was the last year of the immediate post-war body, with its swooping fender line; the 1954 models would be much boxier.

Its a feast to the eyes this big beautiful Buick. All the swift, clean lines of the Buick Golden Anniversary styling are here. All the distinctive dash of silvery sweepspears and fender ports are very much in evidence. All the wide visibility of sweeping glass areas and the rich touches of fine fabrics and fittings are here to please the most discriminating tastes.

But beneath this cloak of beauty is also a combination of features that produce the most sensational performance in Buick Special history.

There's the big Fireball straight eight valve in-head engine, newly engineered for more efficiency, more thrift, more power than ever before. There's the solid famed Buick Million Dollar ride – and the performance boost of a range of other exclusive features that make the 1953 Special a stepper from the word go, and a buy second to none.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Car was first registered in the States in 1953 and first registered in New Zealand in may 2001. Car was fully rebuilt to show condition at time of import.

  • Tire pressures and battery water levels checked every six months

  • Still operating on original six volts running gear

  • Engine Oil changed annually (10/40)

  • Suspension lubricated annually.

  • Whitewall tires cleaned annually with stiff nail brush & ajax powder with water 

  • Body Waxed once annually

  • Chrome cleaned with autosol annually.

  • Car has been very well maintained with water and oil levels always checked before starting
  • Drives and works beautifully. One can hardly hear the motor going.
  • Original Buick Valve Radio in working condition
  • Everything works as it should.
  • Interior like new.
  • Cross ply tires like new.
  • Boot, Engine Bay, Undercarriage like new.
  • Body & Paint in Excellent Condition

Funny how in this age of nearly everything being collectible, especially in automotive circles, people scan classified ads looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is one restoration where sentimental value took precedence over a monetary one. A stunning car not to be missed.

Oh and by the way, Frank Sinatra bought one when these were new.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.