Just Needs Detailing? 1955 Buick Special Sedan

Here at Barn Finds, a lot of the cars submitted to us have come out of long-term storage.  Most were not hermetically sealed and placed in climate-controlled enclosures at the start of their entombment.  The great majority find themselves… more»

Worth Fixing? 1955 Buick Special

The Special was a Buick staple in 1936 and on and off throughout the rest of the 20th Century. Its role usually was to serve as the GM division’s entry-level car, so in 1954 it would be the gateway… more»

Tow It Away: 1939 Buick Special Series 40

The Special was part of the Buick line-up from the 1930s through the balance of the century (sometimes sporadically). The cars received a significant refresh in 1939 and would remain mostly unchanged after auto production resumed post-World War II…. more»

Sedanet Survivor: 1941 Buick Special Fastback Coupe

This feature is a sentimental one for me – a Buick being sold from Monte Shelton Motors. Until he passed away four years ago, Monte was a fixture in the Pacific Northwest vintage car community, responsible for spearheading many… more»

40k Mile 1963 Buick Special Sedan Fireball V6

As I was checking out this 1963 Buick Special, one of the first things that came to mind was how few of these I’ve actually seen over the years.  The Special was often branded as one of the more… more»

Kustom Kar: 1954 Buick Special

From 1936 to 1969, the Special played different roles in the Buick lineup, often as the starter model to greater things. In the 1950s, the 2-door hardtops were known as Riviera Coupes (much like Oldsmobile called theirs Holiday Coupes)…. more»

BF Auction: 1954 Kaiser Special

UPDATE – More photos have been added to the gallery below! Be sure to take another look. Such was the pent-up demand following World War II that it seemed almost impossible for an American passenger car manufacturer to fail…. more»

BF Auction: 1953 Kaiser Special

UPDATE- The reserve has been removed! UPDATE – Additional photos of the car have been added to the photo gallery below. Be sure to take another look! Classic car enthusiasts are a fascinating crowd. Those who elect to build… more»

1-of-19: 1953 Chrysler Special by Ghia

For some people, the Ghia name is immediately associated with a luxury trim level of some domestic Ford models. However, there is more to Carrozzeria Ghia than a mere badge because it has designed and produced bodies for concept… more»

All Original: 1956 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop

Cars from the mid to late 1950s were generally renowned for two things; flamboyant styling and rusting at an alarming rate. This 1956 Buick Special Riviera Hardtop is quite refreshing. Its lines are restrained by the standards of the… more»

Nicest One Around? 1956 Buick Special

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve really liked most of the muscle cars Buick offered, as in high school one of my friends had a ’70 Gran Sport that I can still vividly remember 40 years later how… more»

DIY Pickup: 1951 Kaiser “El Camino”

At first glance, this Kaiser looks like it may have once been a Manhattan sedan. But that nameplate didn’t move over from sister company Frazer until 1952. So, this 1951 Kaiser probably started life as a Special or Deluxe… more»

Weekend Special: 1940 Buick Series 40 Special

There’s nothing like finding a project car whose needs are so minimal that the new owner could tackle them at home over a couple of weekends. That is the tantalizing prospect offered by this 1940 Buick Special. It is… more»

Aluminum Block V8: 1962 Buick Special

After the introduction of the Chevy Corvair in 1960, other General Motors divisions would get into the compact game as well. Pontiac had the Tempest, Oldsmobile the F-85, and Buick the Special, all based on the new unibody Y… more»

Three Owner Barn Find! 1937 Buick Special

Even Buick’s entry-level Special boasted a super-smooth “straight eight” engine in 1937, and this 1937 Buick Special Series 40 in Caldwell, West Virginia could become special to a new owner soon. The long-stored, long-nosed Buick comes to market here… more»

47k Mile, Original Paint 1955 Buick Special

Fans of the classic “Highway Patrol” 50’s TV show know that the show’s star, Chief Dan Matthews (played by the gruff, fast-talking, fedora-wearing Broderick Crawford), drove many cars in its five-year run. But his ’55 black and white Buick… more»