- Engine Size
- 264 Nailhead 8
- Transmission Type
- 2 Speed Automatic
1952 Buick Super Sedan
Bill Haley had just formed the first rock group, the Comets. Big Detroit iron, trimmed in Chrome to the excess, and powerful eight-cylinder engines dominated the market, and gas was a mere 20 cents a gallon. The bigger the better, the longer the more status, and the more luxurious the more customers.
73,250 ORIGINAL miles have been clocked, by a mere 3 owners of this beautiful Buick. No rust, and garaged its entire life, it has seen 1 repaint to match the original Teal factory color. Meticulously maintained, the inline 8-cylinder engine runs extremely quiet, and smooth. The unscathed and near perfect chrome on this car alone is worth the selling price!
No rust, some body work on doors, and excellent show condition chrome, are contrasted by the Teal Blue Body four-door and complimented by a Beach White hardtop. Any stainless trim accenting the car is in good condition. Virtually new tires are seen all around and are fronted by original hubcaps. All exterior lights are original, and in working condition. 3 iconic chrome ventiports can be seen on each side of the front fenders and are flanked by a comet trail trim strip that extends from the hood, to the bottom of the rear doors. A, B, and C posts are all in very good condition. The gargantuan hood topped by the bullet and bulls eye ornament, extends gracefully to the front grille, which is inscribed with a cursive black contrasting engraved “Buick Eight”. Chromed curb feelers adorn the passenger side of the car to help guide this boat to the curb.
A gleaming gray over light green metal dash is peppered with chrome accessories (heaters controls, working clock, speedometer, radio, and other gauges) fronts the tan cloth interior envelopes the bench seats in the front and rear, and accents the upper door panels. Complimenting the door panel upper cloth, are vertical stitched vinyl panels completing the bottom. Interior vinyl door panels are in excellent condition, as are the vinyl covered door pulls/armrests. The roped wind lace on the driver's door surround shows some wear, and fraying, but is in otherwise good condition, as is the headliner. An original black and massively chromed steering wheel and cut pile carpeting with minimal staining completes the interior.
A 263ci “fireball” straight eight, coupled to an automatic 3 speed Dynaflow Transmission, which makes use of a torque converter in lieu of changing gears, can accelerate this large vehicle to a top speed of 90mph. The current consigner states that the transmission was rebuilt on October of 2017, as well as a new front-end alignment performed at this time. Suspension and shocks are in good condition, and coil springs have spacers installed to level the stance and improve ride and handling. Noticeable heat barrier insulation has been installed to prevent excessive heat from exhaust manifold from influencing the fuel entering the intake system, and carburetor, fuel boiling etc. Drum brakes are present on all four wheels.
Documentation and Accessories
Original shop manual, owner's manual, miscellaneous parts catalogues, as well as replaced parts, and original tissue dispenser are included. Extra rubber floor mats, and an owner afghan are included as well.
This beautiful rust-free example from 1952, shows gleaming chrome, and in mostly original condition. It runs very smoothly and has spent very little time outside in the elements. Repaint appears as good, and all systems are in good working condition. A Buick classic that can be driven away, and immediately catch ogles, and ahhhhh's!