Caballero

Double Duty Beauty: 1957 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon

When Buick reintroduced and updated its Century line-up for a second generation starting in 1954, the company used its lighter-weight Special body but kept engine sizes up, leading to the nickname “banker’s hot rod”. Buick’s flirtation with wagons began… more»

Hey Ho Caballero! 1958 Buick Estate Wagon

I have often wondered what “Caballero” meant. Until now, I guess I was too lazy to look it up. Meriam-Webster defines it as “Knight, Cavalier; Chiefly Southwestern U.S, Horseman“. I can associate a ’58 Buick with a lot of… more»

Just 1,671 Miles! 1987 GMC Caballero

The Caballero was GMC’s version of the Chevy El Camino, with minor badging changes and production in smaller quantities. Both were based on the Chevy Malibu but with a larger wheelbase. The 1987 model year would spell the end… more»

454 V8 Hauler: 1979 GMC Caballero

The El Camino was Chevrolet’s “gentleman’s pickup” from 1959-60 and again from 1964-87. GMC finally got their own version of the truck beginning in 1971 as the Sprint, with the name changed to Caballero in 1978. The latter is… more»

Original Paint: 1958 Buick Century Caballero

The Century Caballero was one of two pillarless estate wagons sold by Buick in 1957-58. The Caballero hardtop wagon would be a short-lived venture, selling less than 15,000 copies across two model years. They were attractive wagons and its… more»

Hardtop Wagon: 1957 Buick Caballero

If I had to pick just two car styles I’m drawn to, it would be the 4-door hardtop and the station wagon. Thankfully, Buick was one of the manufacturers in Detroit who successfully combined those styles, as seen here… more»

When Subtle Isn’t Enough: 1983 Studemino

Car based trucks like the Chevrolet El Camino have, unfortunately, not been a part of the automobile scene for some time.  That is a shame, because vehicles of their size and capabilities would fill a practical and profitable hole… more»

Rare Restorer: 1957 Buick Century Caballero Station Wagon

While 1957 was a reasonably successful sales year for Buick with 405,086 cars rolling off the production line, only 7,011 of these were the Caballero Station Wagon. It appears that only a small percentage of these survive today, and… more»

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