For the 1956 model year, Buick built 13,770 four-door station wagons, including some 4,545 upscale versions of what was known as the Estate Wagon.
For the 1956 model year, Buick built 13,770 four-door station wagons, including some 4,545 upscale versions of what was known as the Estate Wagon. This is one of the survivors, and the North Chicago classic car dealership offering it for sale says it’s a two-owner original with only 54,035 miles on its odometer.
Our Pick of the Day is this 1956 Buick Special Estate Wagon wearing Mint Green and Dover White two-tone paint that the advertisement on ClassicCars.com claims is in “exceptional condition,” although “all exterior brightwork shows a hint of patina,” which is to be expected 60 years after the wagon rolled off the assembly line.
“The panoramic windshield, windows, and tail lamp lenses are in good condition and work well too,” the advertisement notes.
“The original interior shows well (in) consideration (of) its age but just goes to show that meticulous upkeep and correct storage conditions can truly preserve a vehicle well.
“Amenities include a tissue dispenser, clock, AM radio and a trip odometer,” the ad adds.
The asking price on this wagon is $26,000.
It is powered by a 322cid Fireball V8 rated at 220 horsepower and 319 foot-pounds of torque and linked to the optional Dynaflow transmission; the ad notes that the gearbox shifts crisply “thanks to recent service work.”
The dealer says the car is “fully sorted… and comfortable in any situation, just load up the family and go!”
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, where the advertisement includes 50 photos, some of them of the under chassis, see Pick of the Day.