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Pick of the Day: 1958 Buick Limited

Chrome-laden luxury car with one-family history


There is a 65-year-old Buick currently sitting on the same showroom floor where it was sold new. There aren’t many vehicles which receive that kind of treatment, but this one has a special backstory.

The Pick of the Day is a 1958 Buick Limited listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This vehicle was purchased new here in Edinboro, Pennsylvania from Walker Brothers Buick Chevrolet,” the listing begins. “It was later bought back by the owner of Walker Brothers Buick Chevrolet about four years later and was driven very little by his mother during summer months for 22 years.” The car was reportedly garage-kept since that time and is said to be unrestored and original. There are some minor dings present around the exterior, which are to be expected from a car that is over six decades old. That kind of long-term ownership story is something to be proud of for sure.

The Limited’s history can be traced back to model year 1931 with what was then referred to as the Series 90. It was positioned at the top of Buick’s hierarchy and used the General Motors C-body platform. Beginning in 1936, the naming convention took on the “Series 90 Limited” title but it would disappear after 1942.

The return of the Limited for 1958 would also mark its final departure until the name was used as a package on Electras starting in 1967. Additionally, Buick’s characteristic “VentiPorts” on the front fenders were gone for several years starting in 1958.

Power comes from a 300-horsepower 364cid Fireball V8 mated to a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission. “The vehicle starts and runs like it did in 1958,” the seller says.

My favorite aspect of the Limited’s design is its generous use of chrome and stainless-steel brightwork. The rear quarter panels are adorned with 15 “hash mark” style diagonal trim pieces (distinctive from other Buicks), and the louvered taillights add a bit of sleek mystery. This car has so much “bling,” it’s off the charts!

The asking price is $39,900 for this Buick Limited. Drive it off the showroom floor!

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

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine, KSLCars.com, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


  1. Woolley Must be about 22 1/2 years of age. No knowledge of style and sleekness in an antique auto. He will never know what it’s like to be part of days gone bye. By the way u can fix s t u p I d. A broom handle across the knee caps. Gentlemen enjoy the nostalgic toys.

  2. It is an art , it was an art amount of labor went in to it with perfection is unbelievable, I hope this is a small message to import (plastic) lovers . Get educated

    • Here at the Journal, we don’t discriminate against the origin of cars. And I seem to recall a 1968 GTO that featured a front end full of plastic….

  3. Regardless of the snide comments. To each his/her own. The ’57 models are my favorite,but the ’58 Limiteds are a close second. All I can say is, be nice if I had 40K laying around to make room for this beauty to be in my driveway.

  4. 1958 was a big year for GM. Every GM brand was known for its good looking styling, abundance of chrome and of course the first year of legal use of quad headlights. Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and even the Chevrolet Impala were all great looking cars. And they didn’t even resemble one another. I was just 3 years old in 1958, but I could already see the brands different identities. Detroit thought it was cool to hide the gas cap behind one of the the taillights, usually behind the left side taillight. All of the Big Threes cars had a unique look about them. That individual look was kept until that began to fade in the late 60s. From reading the other’s comments it’s clear to see the younger generations don’t appreciate the 50s and 60s unique styling. There was no ugly styling, but I guess you had to be there in order to appreciate them. The older I get, the more I can appreciate the 50s and 60s styling. I now see the works of art they all were. I now see that even the ones I hated back then, I now see differently. I didn’t see that coming, clearly my tastes have changed, although it might just be that today’s cars have no style at all. Their all the same few colors. The interiors are just a few shades of grey, and the exteriors all look like used bars of soap, and are all boring. If today’s are more efficient that’s great, but why does efficiently have to mean ugly styling. I don’t see the connection, or is that just me?

  5. You’re 100%,right. It sad to imagine that when the majority of todays cars get to be the age of this Buick todays kids won’t be able to find and restore a car like they grew driving to high school in or having as their first car. Most of todays cars will be crushed and virtually impossible to source parts for.


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