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Found this Buick beauty on 166th Street and Depot Road in Flushing a couple of years ago. Anyone have further details?

1/25/13





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  1. bill says:

    1956 Roadmaster 4 Door Sedan

  2. Roberta Robinsons says:

    Something like a 56 Buick Super. That’s a starting point for you.

  3. Frank Biscay says:

    I believe it’s a 1955 Buick Special

  4. James Forsyth says:

    My first guess is that it is a 1956. Need to see the tail lights to be a little more certain. Since there are four portholes in the front fender, it is probably the Roadmaster, often referred to as the Roadmonster.

  5. steve says:

    roofline looks like a ’57 Chevy. From what I’ve seen in pictures GM used the one platform for all their divisions. My guess is that it’s a ’57 Buick Roadmaster.

  6. Anthony says:

    1956 Buick. Possibly a Roadmaster model. The hubcaps look they are from a later model, possibly a ’61.

  7. steve says:

    1956 Buick Roadmaster?

  8. Kevin says:

    1956 Buick Roadmaster

  9. Ed says:

    I believe it’s a 1956 Buick Roadmaster, or it maybe a Super. (both bodies are the visaully the same except for the bidy side molding)

  10. Walt Gosden says:

    1956 Roadmaster

    • NY2AZ says:

      Listen to Walt. He’s a regular contributer to “Hemmings Clasic Car”, the trusted source for collectible car hobbyists

  11. Patruns says:

    Wheel covers are wrong, but it is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Sedan.

  12. tony manzo says:

    1955 Buick

  13. Gary Farkash says:

    it looks like a 1956 Buick Century series 4 door. A real Beauty!!

  14. George Cassidy says:

    It’s a 1956 Super or Roadmaster. Series identification was on the back fenders, can’t read it from your photo.

  15. Robert says:

    Looks like a 1956 Buick Super.

  16. I will make a wild guess and say it’s a 1954 or 55 Buick Century.

  17. Mitch says:

    This is most likely a 1956 Buick Special. At one time in Buick history, the number of portals on the side was an indicator of the engine size (6 cyl or 8 cyl). My guess is that this is an 8 cylinder. The 2 door coupes and convertibles used to be very popular with the customizing crowd and looked much sportier than the rather dour 4 door sedan.

  18. Robert says:

    Sorry, ’56 Roadmaster. Very similar, but you could tell by the curve of that chrome strip down the side.

    http://ipocars.com/vinfo/buick/roadmaster-1956.html

  19. Old Skool says:

    I am going to guess 1955. Not sure the model

  20. Allan Rosen says:

    Why did they stop making two tone cars?

    • Walt Gosden says:

      It all has to do with the styling, as the cars became more egg shaped there was no break line to divide the sections – note the stainless steel strip down the length of the body on the Buick . You need a divider to be able to successfully have two colors, can’t do that on an elongated egg. You can see more two tone colors on trucks and SUV’s were there is a break line on the fenders or body that can be accented.

      • NY2AZ says:

        For example: BMW’s retrostyled Mini offers a 2 tone option (the oroginal Mini, by BMC was introduce cin 1959). Modern styling is aerodynamic; retro-styling is more upright & sculpted.

  21. queensbee says:

    and i thought it was a deSoto.

  22. chris says:

    Looks like ol’ 56 Hooter
    Yep,’56 Hooter

  23. Bruce Coleman says:

    This is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster, the most expensive Buick of its time. You can tell the Roadmaster apart from the other Buicks by the ports in the fender. All Buicks had three ports except the Roadmaster which had four.

  24. Stephanie says:

    I referred to my bible, “Cars of the Fabulous ’50s,” and anyone who identified the mystery car as a 1956 Buick Roadmaster sedan is right. In the book, there is a picture of a 1956 pink and white Roadmaster which (except for color and wheel covers) is the mirror image of your car pictured, right down to the small circular ornaments atop the headlight housing. The 1956 Roadmaster sedan was a six-window design. In that year, elongated “teardrop-shaped” Ventiports replaced the round ones, and all Buick models had rounded rear wheel wells. I used to love going car-shopping with my parents, and being able to see the almost endless possibilities for two-tone color combos. Oh, what I would do to own a 1956 pink and white Roadmaster now.

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