We dream of receiving a phone call notifying us that a long lost relative wants to give us their super rare and valuable classic car, but we have yet to receive that phone car and probably never will. We would even be happy to have inherited this 1956 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop. The little old lady that originally owned this car recently passed it on to her nephew, who has decided to sell it. With only 18,867 miles on the odometer, it is still in great shape. It has been pulled from the old garage and can now be found here on eBay.
This Buick appears to be very solid, especially given that the car has spent its entire life in Huntington, West Virginia. The seller has yet to do anything to the car and they haven’t even cleaned it yet. They don’t state what condition the 322 cui V8 engine is in, but we would assume it’s in decent shape. The Special isn’t as desirable as some of the other Buick models of this era, but it still offers those great Buick looks and the 220 hp engine isn’t a slouch. Prices for these “Junior” Buicks are still relatively low, but are climbing, so this maybe the time to get into one.
The interior is in amazing condition and is showing almost no wear. The seats are still wearing the vinyl covers the original owner installed when she first got the car, so it’s safe to assume the seats are also in great condition. Even though it appears to be in amazing shape, we question the seller’s asking price of $29,900. It will likely be worth this kind of money someday, but not in the current market. Hopefully the seller is willing to hear and take offers. If you were in the market for a car like this, what would you be willing to offer the seller?