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Pick of the Day: 1958 Buick Super

Don't judge this book by its cover

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Sometimes, a well-worn paint job garners even more attention than a concours-quality show finish.

The Pick of the Day is a 1958 Buick Super listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Big Spring, Texas. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This 1958 Buick Super coupe gets more attention than a Lamborghini,” the listing states.

The car’s exterior clearly shows wear and tear consistent with 65 years of use and weather exposure. The listing says, “The original paint was a two-tone Glacier Ice on the body and the top was white. This is real patina made by Mother Nature.” The seller adds that there are two small dents on the body. The dash and its associated components have been rebuilt, and the sale includes an extra set of bumpers.

“Will provide all restoration documentation for serious buyers. Owned and garaged for 9 years and was in Colorado and New Mexico before so no damaging rust.”

The full-sized Super model was originally known as the Series 50 in 1930, and the Super name itself was born in 1940 when the exterior design took on Art Deco influences. Beginning in 1957, the Super rode on the General Motors C-body and was available in four-door hardtop, two-door hardtop, and two-door convertible body styles. This Super two-door comes from that final 1950s iteration and is dressed in quad headlights, generous chrome trim, period-correct tail fins, and a dual exhaust system.

Powering this big hardtop is a rebuilt 364cid Nailhead V8 paired with a twin-turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission. Mechanically, the seller states that the condition is well-sorted, and the rebuilt engine only has 676 miles on it. The interior also looks nice with two-tone cloth upholstery, matching door panels, and a Sonomatic push-button radio.

Worth noting: Following model year 1958, the Super name took a 50-year hiatus until 2008 when it was reborn as a trim level of the LaCrosse and Lucerne models. Maybe it will make a comeback yet again?

The seller is asking $28,500 for this worn-looking but solid 65-year-old Super.

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

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

12 COMMENTS

  1. You’d have a hard time convincing me that there isn’t a whole lot of unseen Rust– Patina is just Rust & someone being too cheap to do body work & Paint-

    • How on earth does sun damaged paint mean there is rust everywhere else?

      Its about the history of the item, be it car, a chair and painting.
      You’ll never understood.

  2. I agree with the other guy 8 k not 28 k then it would be fun ! The prices all these fools are paying for these old cars has taken all the fun out of playing with old cars . If everyone one would just stick together & refuse to buy from dealers or auctions all the prices would correct themselves instead of the current artificial value caused by these people.

  3. I would cabcider$12000 plus shipping to Florida $ 1500 plus states tax $720 plus misc $280 total $14500 before it reaches restoratation $45500 min Total investment $60000? Might bring 45-50000 af Barrett All a gamble. Jon ell

    • You don’t “restore” a gem such as this, Jon- you preserve it as a survivor and enjoy driving it around on nice days. I do believe that the price is perhaps $15k high; maybe because everyone and their brothers have ’55-’72 tri fives, Impalas, Bel Airs, & Biscaynes. I’m in Fargo, ND, and can’t remember ever seeing one of these in any condition on the street. Had I room in my budget & garage I could see a flat $15k, tops. Still a nice blast from the past.

  4. You don’t “restore” a gem such as this, Jon- you preserve it as a survivor and enjoy driving it around on nice days. I do believe that the price is perhaps $15k high; maybe because everyone and their brothers have ’55-’72 tri fives, Impalas, Bel Airs, & Biscaynes. I’m in Fargo, ND, and can’t remember ever seeing one of these in any condition on the street. Had I room in my budget & garage I could see a flat $15k, tops. Still a nice blast from the past.

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