A Pair Of 1950 Buicks for Under $2,000


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What an iconic picture of this Buick under a tree, complete with a bullet-riddled Ford pickup in the background! That’s a lot of chrome, too. The seller has listed these two field finds for one price here on eBay for a buy-it-now price of $1,999. The 4-door sedan features unusual “jetback” styling as a fastback four door, and the two-door is also a fastback. Both have considerable amounts of surface rust but still have a lot of metal present, which isn’t that unusual considering their Norton, Kansas location. The seller claims to have purchased them over 25 years ago, and it’s obvious they’ve been in this field for quite a while. It’s a shame they haven’t been under cover, but the sheet metal could certainly be worse.


What we have no idea about is the mechanical side of things as the seller hasn’t given us any underhood pictures or description, or even if there are drivetrain components. Interested? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  1. Dirty Dingus McGee

    Seller has them listed as Roadmaster’s but I believe that as “3 holer’s” they would actually be Specials. Perhaps someone with a bit more knowledge of ’50 models will elaborate.

    For $2K, seems like a decent deal as long as the bottom isn’t iron oxide now.

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  2. Mike

    With the Dynaflow 2 speed trans they were a doggie old tank, I drove one for a first

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    • Ed P

      In 1950 it was worse. When placed in Drive, there was no shift, you were in high gear. Low was there but you had to select it. Dynaflow and Powerglide did not auto shift low to high until 1953 or 54.

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  3. Cory

    Seems like a fair deal. I always loved the fastback shape of these cars. I would want to see some inside pics and engine photos, hard to say what the bottom half looks like. Parts can be tricky to find if they are missing

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  4. David dietz

    Dirty D you are correct. 3 hole Special, four hole Roadmaster. Coolest thing is how you could open hood from either side depending on which release you pulled. Owned a couple of these back in the late seventies. More steel plate than sheet metal. Lol

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  5. Chris A.

    Were these built prior to Buick introducing their “nailhead” V*? I seem to remember these had a huge straight 8 under the hood. Back in the ‘fifties Buick engineering was highly regarded both for the mechanical systems, especially brakes and the body design. It seemed that Buicks held up much better than contemporary GM, Ford and Chrysler cars in the upstate NY salt belt. Lots of Eastman Kodak engineers drove Buicks.

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    • Ed P

      The nailhead v8 came out in 1953 in Supers and Roadmasters. The Special continued with the I-8 for 1953.

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