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1953 BUICK SPECIAL WOODIE ESTATE WAGON

 

 

1953 BUICK SPECIAL WOODIE  ESTATE WAGON

 

 Almost 200,000 Buick Supers were sold in 1953, but just 

1,830 were built with the fabulous woodie “Estate wagon” 

body.  Rare, elegant and expensive when new, these cars 

were the last of Buick’s real wood wagons and the end of an 

automotive era. Powered by Buick’s famous “Fireball” 8-

cylinder engine, our car is equipped with automatic 

transmission, power steering, power brakes, signal-seeking 

radio, tinted glass, optional original chrome wire wheels, 

remote driver-side spotlight/rear-view mirror combination, 

original width whitewall tires, etc.  The trademark 

“Ventiports: on each front fender and “gunsight” hood 

ornament further distinguish this grand car. We purchased 

this wonderful car from a quite eclectic collection in Darien, 

Connecticut and drove it back to The Stable in comfort and 

style, much to the amusement and approval of people with 

whom we shared the highways and byways on the trip home. 

An AACA National First Prize winner, the car is impeccable 

inside, outside, under the hood and under the car and drives 

amazingly well with every light, gauge and accessory--

including original radio and clock-- working as new.   The 

original owner’s manual accompanies the car which needs 

nothing to show or just enjoy driving. 80,231 miles. $84,500.

"POWERED BY FORD"

1951 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE WOODIE WAGON.  A very unique
car, this is not just an absolutely pristine, multiple show-winning  example
of the last year of the real wood (magnificent Bird's Eye Maple) Country
Squire, but one from Southern California with the original flathead V-8
engine with period performance modifications--Offenhauser heads and
ISKY cam--matched to its 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
It has the wonderful 3-seat option with "walk through" second row seating,
its original radio and owners manual. $95,000.

 



1957  FORD THUNDERBIRD "E-BIRD."  Another absolutely pristine example of the last year of production for the fabulous 2-seater Thunderbird.  Ford offered engine options in 1957 of a 292 cubic inch V-8, a 312 cubic inch V-8, a 312 cubic inch V-8 engine with 2x4 barrel carburetors and the 312 cubic inch engine with a Paxton supercharger. Ours was built with the rare high performance"E-Code" 2x4-barrel engine  and is fitted with a wonderful assortment of other options including factory engine "dress-up"kit", automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, port-hole hardtop, back-up lights, "Town and Country" signal seeking radio,  heater and defroster and  full wheel covers. The original owner's manual and factory build sheet accompany the car. $74,000.