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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 Buick Special Two-Door Sedan

The Buick that brought the brand to #4


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1957 Buick Special two-door sedan. This was Buick’s entry-level vehicle that helped the branch achieve #4 in sales in the American market – quite impressive for a brand of Buick’s stature. It is powered by a “Nailhead” 364cid V8 backed by a Dynaflow automatic transmission. Features include driver-side rear-view mirror, radio-delete plate, and manual steering. Painted two-tone green with a two-tone green cloth and vinyl interior, this Buick comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

The exterior is painted Mint Green on top and Kearney Green below. The two colors are broken up by a chrome spear with red trim. A chrome driver-side rear-view mirror is one of the few accoutrements despite this Special appearing anything but special. Like all Specials, there are three Ventiports on each front fender. A single exhaust pokes out from the right side of the rear bumper.

A set of 15-ich red steel wheels with wheel covers are wrapped in 7.10-15 Firestone whitewall bias-ply tires.

The cabin features two-tone green cloth and vinyl upholstery. Features include manual steering, heater and defroster, locking glove box, radio-delete plate, and column-mounted automatic transmission shifter.

The instrument panel consists of a 120-mpg ribbon-style speedometer and gauges for the temperature, oil pressure, amperage, and fuel. The odometer currently reads 51,941 miles.

The “Nailhead” 361cid V8 features a two-barrel carburetor that was rated at 250 horsepower when new. It is harnessed to a Dynaflow two-speed automatic.

This Buick features an independent front suspension and solid rear-drive axle. Braking is handled by manual four-wheel drums.

The auction for this 1957 Buick Special two-door sedan ends Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. (PDT).

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


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