1950s Cars – Buick

by Michael RichComment — Updated August 5, 2023

Welcome to: 1950s Cars – Buick

1950 Buick1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

“You’re Lord of Every Highway in the Luxurious Roadmaster”
according to the Buick ads, this convertible was the top of the line for Buick

Cost: $2,981.00 50s Buicks

Harley Earl designed GM show car the LaSabre they also showed another experimental show car named the XP-3001950s Cars - Buick1951 Buick Special

Bottom of the price pyramid but still popular with buyers,
the Specials came with the same engine as the Supers
and borrowed a few style features from the Riviera

and it turned out to be the models last year

Cost: $2,480.00 1950s autos1952 Buick Special Riviera

A Coupe was the only style available in the Riviera trim
all Buick’s got only a minor facelift this year
with some trim changes and a new four barrel carb

Cost: $2,295.00 1950s automobiles1953 Buick Roadmaster

Trivia Quiz:
How do you tell the difference in a Roadmaster and a Super?
Look at the fender portholes, the Roadmaster has four a Super only has three

Cost: $3,358.00 1953 Ad for Buicks1950s autos1950s vintage cars1954 Buick Century Station Wagon

Buick succumbs to buyers pressure to build an all steel station wagon
but they’re not geared up for it so the bodies are made by Ionia Manufacturing
and shipped to the assembly plant by truck

Cost: $3,175.00 1950s classic cars1955 Buick Roadmaster

The Roadmaster was the heavyweight of the line
both in tonnage and price
Buick moves up in sales rank to third place
but still lags far behind Chevy and Ford

Cost: $3,453.00 1950s classic autos1956 Buick Century Riviera

Each Buick series offered a convertible except the Riviera
it came in two or four-door hardtops only,
the Century still outsold the Riviera

Cost: $2,457.00 1950s Buicks1957 Buick Century

A needed and ambitious restyle for all Buick’s this year
the redesign also includes a new 300hp V-8 engine in all the new models
except the Special which still got the smaller V-8 or a Six

Cost: $3,245.00 50s Buicks1958 Buick Limited Riviera

Buick brings back the Limited line
making it a similarly priced alternative to a Cadillac
the Limited’s get more chrome and a new grill to set them apart

Cost: $5,115.00 1950s oldie cars1959 Buick LaSabre

This redesign was so revolutionary
that Buick had to come up with new model names
it might of had something to do with sagging sales as well
LeSabre, Invicta and Electra were chosen LaSabre being the lowest cost

Cost: $2,849.00

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