1955 Buick Special

V8 Nail Head 264 CID 3 Speed Automatic

SOLD ~ $31,995


Stock #139-SCT
Price: $31,995
Year Make Model: 1955 Buick Special
Engine: V8 Nail Head 264 CID
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 48032 ( actual )
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Purple
Interior Color: White

  • Custom Wheels
  • Radial Tires
  • Vinyl Interior
  • Wide White Walls
  • Numbers are Matching

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Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is pleased to offer a truly one-of-a-kind 1955 Buick Special two door sedan that's a stunning shade of dark purple. This big Buick was made for this color, and with some custom body mods and lavishly restored stainless and chrome trim, this beautiful Special will grab everyone's attention wherever it goes. The contrasting white interior is period-perfect with the tuck-n-roll upholstery, and the chrome dash and restored steering wheel look great. This was a nice car to start with, coming from Texas and showing just 48K miles on the odometer.The best part of this Flint flyer is what's under the hood...an original 264 cubic inch "Nailhead" engine with an Offenhauser tri-power intake, polished valve covers, electronic ignition, a new generator, and updated 12 volt electrics. All of that vintage American horsepower is handled by a rebuilt Dynaflow automatic transmission. Most if not all of the componentry under the car was also replaced during the rebuild; new exhaust, front and rear suspension, steering, and brakes make this car a pleasure to own and drive. It looks like the typical car you'd see in the rod and custom magazines from the late '50's or early '60's. It's period-perfect, but better!

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