Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.
Sometimes, a well-worn paint job garners even more attention than a concours-quality show finish.
The Pick of the Day is a 1958 Buick Super listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Big Spring, Texas. (Click the link to view the listing)
“This 1958 Buick Super coupe gets more attention than a Lamborghini,” the listing states.
The car’s exterior clearly shows wear and tear consistent with 65 years of use and weather exposure. The listing says, “The original paint was a two-tone Glacier Ice on the body and the top was white. This is real patina made by Mother Nature.” The seller adds that there are two small dents on the body. The dash and its associated components have been rebuilt, and the sale includes an extra set of bumpers.
“Will provide all restoration documentation for serious buyers. Owned and garaged for 9 years and was in Colorado and New Mexico before so no damaging rust.”
The full-sized Super model was originally known as the Series 50 in 1930, and the Super name itself was born in 1940 when the exterior design took on Art Deco influences. Beginning in 1957, the Super rode on the General Motors C-body and was available in four-door hardtop, two-door hardtop, and two-door convertible body styles. This Super two-door comes from that final 1950s iteration and is dressed in quad headlights, generous chrome trim, period-correct tail fins, and a dual exhaust system.
Powering this big hardtop is a rebuilt 364cid Nailhead V8 paired with a twin-turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission. Mechanically, the seller states that the condition is well-sorted, and the rebuilt engine only has 676 miles on it. The interior also looks nice with two-tone cloth upholstery, matching door panels, and a Sonomatic push-button radio.
Worth noting: Following model year 1958, the Super name took a 50-year hiatus until 2008 when it was reborn as a trim level of the LaCrosse and Lucerne models. Maybe it will make a comeback yet again?
The seller is asking $28,500 for this worn-looking but solid 65-year-old Super.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.