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1955 Buick Special 2dr coupe V8 - lovely cruiser For Sale

  • Left Hand Drive
  • 51,000 Miles
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 1955
  • 748XVC
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


Here at Motodrome, we’ve a real soft spot for classic Americana, especially from the 1950’s, and so we’re pleased to offer this lovely 1955 Buick Special (Series 40) 2-door coupe.

Fitted with the correct ‘Fireball’ 264 cu in V8 and automatic transmission

No cooler way to cruise into the summer…and with it’s massive bench seats front and rear there’s room for plenty of friends too…

Odometer reading 51000m, and in completely standard specification with the exception of an electric fuel pump primer.

The last owner, who sourced it and personally imported it from New Hamphire US in 2014 before UK registering it in 2018, tells us that he’s always kept it garaged and it underwent a bare metal repaint in the original colour scheme in 2019, with any rust cut out and replaced with new metal, and 5 years on it still presents extremely well, with excellent shut lines and panel gaps.

He further tells us that the tyres were replaced 4 to 5 years ago, and that the carpets and headlining are relatively new too. And that he’s serviced it himself regularly.

It starts on the button and drives like the big barge it is, with surprisingly light and direct steering and good brakes for the era, and the autobox changes smoothly for a 1950’s gearbox.

Criticisms? Very few – the chrome, and there’s a lot of it, is pitted. It’s mainly Mazak, and is nearly 70 years old, so this is excusable. The front seat cushion is torn and worn on the base, but again, it’s nearly 70 years old. And the fuel gauge doesn’t seem to be registering correctly.

She’s ULEZ, MOT and tax exempt, and I can confirm there’s nothing cooler than a 50’s American car in Central London.

On our own website, you'll find our usual 2 videos – a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, which form part of the description.

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