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1958 Buick Special two-door 364 nailhead three deuces manual transmission NO RES

1958 Buick Buick special Special

Make: Buick
Model: Buick special
Type: Two Door Sedan
Trim: Special
Year: 1958
Mileage: 130,000
VIN: 4E1047544
Color: Red
Engine: 364 Nailhead
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Description for Buick Buick special 1958

1958 Buick Special that turns heads everywhere. (The larger, "rich man's 57 Chevy Belair")The slightly raked stance speaks for itself. She's a driver, not a show car (but could be) runs and drives well. Has the rare three speed manual transmission and the 364 Nailhead has a vintage offy three-duece intake and matching cast aluminum valve covers. The progressive carb trio starts and runs very well, even retains the stock Buick press-the-gas-to-start feature!! In fact all three carter carbs have this feature (no wiring to end carbs of course) This Buick has been upgraded to electric fuel pump and electric thermostatically-controlled fan. A new secure, modern battery hold-down has been fabricated/installed to replace the obsolete Buick/Cadillac elongated batteries (over $500 apiece!) The stock distributor has been upgraded to Pertronix electronic ignition as well. Still has the original Harrison brass radiator .
The carpet is new and the quiet dual exhaust system (no glass packs here) is only a year old. All the brake lines appear to have been replaced in the past five years and the car has been resprayed some time ago. New rear wheel brake cylinders were just installled and the dash lights were converted to all LED bulbs. The original Buick scrolling speedometer still works as does the original mechanical oil pressure gauge. Factory ammeter works as well. Fuel gauge is good but needs a new sending unit in the tank. Factory temperature gauge needs to be replaced. No clock came on the Special models (factory wiring is there, however)
Interior is nice as shown in the pics and the carpet is less than a year old. The car needs a new headliner and a new one is furnished (but not installed). New vent window seals are included a well. The 364 engine appears to have been freshened in the last five years or so as there is no smoke whatsoever and she idles like a kitten at over 50 psi oil pressure! Ride is typical Buick, soft and smooth. Pics show a clean valve train with regular oil changes (just serviced and three new WIX oil filters included). Front suspension is tight, no loose ball joints detected. Manual steering gear leaks, however.These cars came from the factory with soft fuel line from tank to pump, this has all been replaced with new. The fuel tank has been sealed and epoxied, since I could not find a new fuel tank for this model of Buick.
As a 60-yar old car, she has bubbling in the paint and pitting in the chrome. I'd call the current paint job a '20-footer'. At some point in the future, she needs a repaint, the rockers replaced and of course the floor pans, together with the usual rusted-out spare tire well. Trunk floor is otherwise solid. Has the five original Buick wheels and four Buick hubcaps.
This car is sold as -is, where -is with no warranty. Clear title in my name, none of that "sold with a bill-of-sale only" nonsense. Personal inspections here in Las Cruces, NM are welcome. Serious bidders only please, and bidders with less than 50 transactions will be cancelled unless they call me first. No games please. No reserve, so bid to win, early and often!