Big, beautiful 1955 Buick Super hardtop

Big, beautiful 1955 Buick Super hardtop

The Pick of the Day is said to be a rust-free California car

Sometimes, a collector car is just so great-looking that it cries out for attention, such as the Pick of the Day, a 1955 Buick Super 2-door hardtop looking luscious in red-and-black two-tone.

From its sweeping pillarless roofline to the quartet of round Ventiports enhancing the front fenders, this Buick was a stylistic standout in an era loaded with beautiful designs.


The hardtop has been restored mechanically and cosmetically, according to the private seller in Castle Rock, Colorado, advertising the car on

“This was a California car until January 2019 and has been in a heated garage since in Colorado,” the seller says in the ad. “It has zero rust and it drives great.

“The engine and transmission were totally rebuilt by professionals in May 2019.  The engine is the original 322 cid Nail Head and the transmission is the original Dynaflow automatic transmission. The engine runs strong and the transmission is smooth.


“The paint and chrome were refreshed in 2018.”

While the Super was the less-expensive Buick model, with the Roadmaster at the top, it was a full-size car that, in this case, came with all the trimmings, the seller says.

“Desirable options include original factory power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seats and factory installed air conditioning,” the seller says.


The photos with the ad show a nicely presented car with a gleaming finish and good-looking interior, with a few custom touches thrown in – the stance looks slightly lowered and the wheels and tires are modern additions.

This eye-catching Buick hardtop, which the seller says “is a standout at shows,” is priced at $59,000.

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


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  • john hope
    September 3, 2019, 2:54 AM

    I may be mistaken but I think this beauty is top of the line BUICK CENTURY model not the special.
    correct me if I’m wrong

    • Jim H@john hope
      September 3, 2019, 7:01 AM

      Hi John, The top of the Buick lineup for 1955 was the ROADMASTER, followed by the Super. Same body and engine as the Roadmaster, just less luxurious trim. Then came the Century, which was the same body as the Special, but with the larger 322 cu in, 236 horsepower engine as the top 2 models had. Bottom of the line was the Special with a 264 cu in 188 horsepower. The "so-named" Buicks started with the Special, Super, Century, Roadmaster and Limited in 1936, and ended as such, in 1959 with the advent of the LeSabre, Invicta, and Electra and Electra 225 models. Some of the older Buick model names have been resurrected, for time to time, in the years since. Hope this helps.

    • Scott A@john hope
      September 3, 2019, 7:06 AM

      I don’t know what you’re reading, but the car is a "Super," which was the line below the "Roadmaster"–just as the article stated. Further down the line was the "Century" and then the "Special."

    • Bob Hardie@john hope
      September 3, 2019, 8:52 AM

      Hey, John Hope, read the ad again. It states that this is a "Super", not a Special. The emblem right in front of the rear wheel says Super.

    • mike radnov@john hope
      September 3, 2019, 9:12 AM


  • James P
    September 3, 2019, 3:00 AM

    Looks Amazing so nice to see such a classic looking in mint condition.

    • Mitchell Flogaus@James P
      September 3, 2019, 7:54 AM

      Super model did not have power windows and the crime strips down the trunk.

      September 3, 2019, 9:40 AM


  • Frank Connolly
    September 3, 2019, 7:04 AM

    I believe the Special was the lowest trim level, then Century, Super, and Roadmaster. That sure is a beautiful car

  • Matt Cuddy
    September 3, 2019, 11:02 AM

    Only the Roadsmasher and the Century had four ventiports, the rest had three. Something is funny with the referenced Buick I must say.

    • Bob Golfen@Matt Cuddy
      September 3, 2019, 11:17 AM

      The Super had four ventiports for 1955

      • Lee Schelin@Bob Golfen
        September 3, 2019, 4:12 PM

        Correct, the Century, Super and Roadmaster all had four ports. I owned a 1955 Roadmaster for years. The Super wasn’t much different

  • Jim Fenton
    September 3, 2019, 1:15 PM

    Very nice car….But why is it priced $20,000 over High book retail ???