The 1958 Buick Limited contained all the styling excesses of the decade, wrapped up in this bloated, overdecorated kitsch-wagon. It thus has a sort of reverse snob appeal for some; for example, a Detroit stylist commutes to work in a pink convertible.

 

1958 Buick Limited convertible, part of the 1958 Buick Limited line of collectible cars
­1958 Buick Limited convertible. See more pictures of classic cars.


The 1958 Buick Limited featured fine craftsmanship and high-quality interiors. It is relatively immune to rust, though chrome plating bills will be high if all that brightwork ever needs attention. Not for everyone, there's no bigger or flashier example of the best and worst in late-'50s American cars.

Pluses of the 1958 Buick Limited:

  • One-year-only styling and series
  • Powerful V-8, smooth automatic

Minuses of the 1958 Buick Limited:

  • Dreadful styling
  • High thirst
  • Gargantuan size
  • Barge-like handling
  • Limited appreciation potential

Production of the 1958 Buick Limited:
2d htp 1,026; 4d htp 5,571; conv 839

Specifications of the 1958 Buick Limited:
Wheelbase, inches: 127.5
Length, inches: 227.1
Weight, pounds: 4,603-4,710
Price, new: $5,002-$5,125

Engine for the 1958 Buick Limited:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8364 cid
3001958

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