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1950 Buick Special


1950 Buick Special is original and unrestored, and has traveled only 23,000 miles since new
1950 Buick Special is original and unrestored, and has traveled only 23,000 miles since new

Sixty-six years old and apparently ready for a run the length of Route 66, this well-reserved and original 1950 Buick Special sedan is the Pick of the Day.

“This car is amazingly preserved including the original paint and what is believed to be the original seat covers over the mohair upholstery,” the Chicago-based collector car dealership reports in its ad on ClassicCars.com.

“One thing truly remarkable about this classic Buick is that the paint and chrome are original as well and still shine up nicely. It is hard to believe that after 66 years this car still looks amazing and runs and drives just as well.”

Asking price is $19.995

The ad proclaims 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.”

The car has its straight-8 engine and a Dynaflow transmission with a variable pitch design.

“After many years of pampering and some years of covered storage this car has been resurrected into what you see before you,” the seller continues.

The car comes with its vintage service records, a photo of the car in storage under a cover, and a trip log from a journey traveled by a previous owner “documenting where he stopped and how often he filled up with gas — along the way getting a speeding ticket and meeting some interesting people.”

The seller notes that the car has traveled only 23,000 since new.

Open for inspection
Open for inspection

“This car is remarkably easy to drive and just floats down the road even at highway speeds,” the ad promises.

Options on the car include a color-matched sun visor, day/night mirror, passenger “Buick” vanity mirror, full wheel covers, car cover, clock, AM radio, turn signals, remote antenna adjustment and a vintage First Aid kit.

The ad, which includes 64 photos, lists the car for $19,995.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.





Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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