The 1950s Classic Buick Cars Channel covers popular antique Buicks from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1950s classic Buick cars.
As ever, early postwar Buicks were big, solid and comfortable, powered by the division's reliable "valve-in-head" straight eight. The 1953 Buick Super was no exception and was part of a lineup marking Buick's 50th year of production. See pictures and specs.
The 1957-1958 Buick Caballero and Special Riviera Estate are prime examples of a short-lived and little-loved Detroit trend: the pillarless hardtop wagon. Poor brakes and indifferent workmanship added to Buick's faltering reputation. Learn more.
The sporty 1952 Buick Roadmaster Riviera hardtop attracted 11,387 buyers. It was a preferred transport for the up-and-coming professional -- the doctor, the lawyer and anybody who could not quite afford a Cadillac. Learn about this classic Buick.
The 1958 Buick Limited was a failure for Buick's reentry into the luxury car market. Sales plummeted due to an economic recession. Quality control and uncorrected design flaws also hurt sales. Read more about the Buick Limited.
The 1956 Buick Special Riviera coupe was not as expensive as other Buicks, but today it is just as desirable. It is a good value for collectors on a budget. See pictures and learn about the Buick Special.
In the 1950s, Americans were more prosperous than they had ever been. So were America's automakers. In a burst of mid-century enthusiasm, they fielded a fleet of glitzy flagship models for 1953. Buick reached high with the 1953-1954 Buick Skylark.
The 1957-1958 Buick marked a major restyle for the brand in an attempt to continue its postwar success. This era marked the end of many long-standing series names and Buick's spot as third best in sales. Learn more about the 1957-1958 Buick models.
Buicks of the 1950-52 period symbolized the postwar promise and sold a model for every budget. Buicks from this era featured flashy design elements such as the toothy appearance of the front grille. Learn more about the American icon 1950-52 Buick.
The 1958 Buick Limited contained all the styling excesses of the decade wrapped up in this bloated, over-decorated kitsch-wagon. Not for everyone, there's no bigger or flashier example of the best and worst in late-'50s American cars. Learn about this classic car.
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