Buick did not do a post-war styling update of its entry-level Special until the 1950 model year. The new design included a prominent “bucktooth” grille, a trio of side vents in the hood, and styling in which the front fenders flowed back into the rear quarter panels.
What separated the Special and the Special Deluxe models were the upgraded interior and brightwork bodyside trim strip and window frames in the Deluxe versions.
The selling family describes the car as a survivor that has been “mechanically maintained with limited cosmetic restoration, including a repaint in 1989 from its original black to its current white.”
“There are paint flaws but still a gorgeous car that turns heads,” according to the advertisement. “All trim was removed for the paint work and all trim present. Rear bumper is also in need of re-chroming.
“Rocker panels have imperfections and door alignment needs adjustment. The car is straight with no signs of body or frame damage. Floor panels are rust free, underbody has cosmetic rust one would expect for a 70-year-old car. Front bumper and grille are in original condition with pitting.
“Seat covers and door panels are in good condition, headliner shows discoloration with no tears. Carpet is new and in good condition. Dash paint is original with signs of age and minor cosmetic rust. Dash lights are operable, fuel gauge works however needs new sending unit as level is stuck on full.”
The seller adds that headlights, fog lights, brake lights, turn signals, reverse lights and spotlight all work, as does the heater, but the radio does not.
“Engine and Dynaflow transmission are both in good shape. The engine has great oil pressure and runs cool. No leaks from engine or transmission present.
“The only modification to this car is the ignition switch has been changed to push button.”
The engine is a Fireball Dynaflash Eight straight-8 with valve-in-head architecture, a displacement of 248cid and 110 horsepower.
The seller adds that the brake system has had recent service and that the glass is original, with a small crack in the lower portion of the windshield (a photo of the crack is included in the advertisement).
“This car has changed hands a few times,” the seller says. “Records of ownership of this car available dating back to 1969. Service records are available from 1989 – Present.”
The car is located in Oxford, Ohio, and is offered for $10,000.