Friday, August 5, 2022

WATCH: 1958 Buick wrecker auction refugee

Finding a 1958 Buick Limited Riviera Sedan at my local Birmingham, Alabama wrecker auction is not a common occurrence. Only 5,571 were produced of the Buick in Model 750. These were the top-of-the-line four doors, loaded with a bevy of options, such as power seat, power windows and Buick’s smooth, seamless Flight Pitch Dynaflow transmission that did not have any step shifts and utilized multiple turbines. Big and beautiful At nearly 19-feet-long, there is no denying the yardage of stainless trim and 160-cubed grill grabs the attention, even when adorning a time-battered yard ornament. It was a shame to see this classic, rare Buick end up very close to being scrapped for pennies on the pound – but hope is alive. The rescued relic has found a new owner after landing at a Birmingham, Alabama wrecker auction. I hope the new owners make progress on preserving this treasure from the 1950s. Much design, history and automotive development went into making the 1950s American cars the most beloved decade of rolling art, and in this case, rotting beauty. Time will tell if this ’58 Buick will get a full restoration. We'll keep you posted as we discover the history of this particular Buick that led it to the wrecker auction or restoration info. Jody Potter
— Junkyard Life

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