Sweepspear Standout: 1954 Buick Super Convertible – Sold?
June 11, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
Records indicate Buick produced 3,343 “56C” Super convertibles for the 1954 model year, and one of those survivors originally listed in April 2021 on Craigslist in Malvern, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) with a lone picture and brief description for $50,000 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Super priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $39,400 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $69,500. Interestingly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the asking falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $47,500 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $72,100.
Using the new larger General Motors C-body, with vertical windshield pillars and the new Panoramic windshield, the Super for 1954 was a big Buick for the budget-minded buyer. Identified by its three VentiPorts per fender, the Superscript on the quarters, and the series designation within the deck ornament, the Super shared other brightwork with the Roadmaster. Interiors were nylon and were plainer than in the Roadmaster. The Buick Super has a design resembling the 1955 Buick Century and Buick Century Riviera. The Super did have the more expensive car’s horizontal speedometer instrument panel. The convertible was upholstered in leather and had power-operated windows, seat, and top, along with an outside rearview mirror on the left, as standard equipment. New features included a lighted ignition key slot, electric windows, and a roof rail cover.
Unfortunately, this listing is one of those that leaves you asking more questions than it answers. The lone picture shows a stunning example of what might be a 19,105-mile survivor, so it’s worth the effort of contacting the seller to confirm that is in fact what they are offering.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Convertible season has arrived, cruise in style. Serious inquiries only.
1954 Buick Super Model 56C
2dr Convertible 8-cyl. 322cid/177hp 2bbl
Curb Weight: 4145 lbs.
Length: 216.8 in.
Wheelbase: 127 in.
3,343 1954 Buick Super Model 56C 2dr Convertibles produced
Show or go: what would you do with this Buick? Comment below and let us know!
Received numerous close up pics. this car needs a total resto. Lots of rust bubbles and cracked body filler, pitted chrome, mildew stained interior. Maybe worth $15K
Hello, I know the 54 buick super convertible is sold, My dad passed suddenly last year and one of the cars that he/I own now is a basically the identical car and I would like to complete the restoration of the car because it was his favorite (and he had 37, 38, and 40 packard 120’s). I am trying to make contacts and get info on possible mechanics (which are hard to find), parts and a good link to get diagrams, specs, and general help completing this car. I can send pics if you’d like to see her. And thank you for any help you can offer.
Bentley Day – Knoxville, TN
Hi Bentley, thank you for reaching out and we’re very sorry for your loss. I will put your comment in our Daily Driver newsletter to see if there is anyone among our other followers who can help you. In the interim, if you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your local chapters of the Buick Club of America (“BCA”) and the Antique Automobile Club of America (“AACA”). Both of these clubs likely have someone in your area who might be able to help in your quest. Your local AACA chapter is the East Tenessee region. here is the link to their website: https://etr.aaca.com/
The Music City BCA contact is
MUSIC CITY BCA CHAPTER
1654 COOPER CREEK LN
FRANKLIN, TN 37064
Please feel free to send us pictures of your project and we will post them in our “Guys With their Rides” section. https://www.guyswithrides.com/share-your-story/