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.
“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!