55 Buick 2dr

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by Demolition man, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    Don't know about '59, but in '55 the junior Buicks and Oldsmobiles also shared trunk lids. Cadillac used some Fleetwood bodies, hence the model name Fleetwood.
     
  2. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    What's the verdict? Are you going to get the 55?
     
  3. Richard Elbon

    Richard Elbon Well-Known Member

    Definitely not me,got enough projects
     
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  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    The Century has a higher trim level and more standard features than the Super.

    So, price wise (new) they are numbered according to hierarchy;
    40 Special
    50Super
    60 Century
    70 Roadmaster

    Some years , Roadmaster was 80 series.
    Limteds were 90 series.

    1954 Skylark was 100 Series (seperate series)
    1953 Skylark was 76X (Roadmaster)

    1948-1954; only Roadmaster had four holes. All others had three. (except Skylark had none)

    1955-1957, Special had three holes, all others had four
     
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  5. Richard Elbon

    Richard Elbon Well-Known Member

    The difference between the body styles or sizes is subjective. A really nice special to me is just as desirable as a really nice roadmaster. To non Buick folks a Roadmaster/Super going down the road looks the same as a same year Special/Century. It’s an old Buick to them.Here in the NW my 53 Super looks very similar to a local guys Special. Almost same color,I didn’t know what the difference was till my buddy pointed to the larger physical size of the Super. I still like em all.
     

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