One Shots NAME THAT CAR by Kevin Walsh January 25, 2013 January 25, 2013 Found this Buick beauty on 166th Street and Depot Road in Flushing a couple of years ago. Anyone have further details? 1/25/13 carsFlushingQueens 31 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinEmail previous post LEFFERTS HOMESTEAD, Prospect Park next post HARRY JENNINGS’ RAT PIT, Lower East Side 31 comments bill January 25, 2013 - 10:59 am 1956 Roadmaster 4 Door Sedan Reply Roberta Robinsons January 25, 2013 - 11:17 am Something like a 56 Buick Super. That’s a starting point for you. Reply Frank Biscay January 25, 2013 - 11:17 am I believe it’s a 1955 Buick Special Reply Bob Andersen January 25, 2013 - 11:31 am I think it’s a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Reply James Forsyth January 25, 2013 - 12:08 pm 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. Reply steve January 25, 2013 - 12:18 pm 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. Reply Anthony January 25, 2013 - 12:22 pm 1956 Buick. Possibly a Roadmaster model. The hubcaps look they are from a later model, possibly a ’61. Reply steve January 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm 1956 Buick Roadmaster? Reply Kevin January 25, 2013 - 2:11 pm 1956 Buick Roadmaster Reply Ed January 25, 2013 - 3:54 pm 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) Reply Walt Gosden January 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm 1956 Roadmaster Reply NY2AZ January 26, 2013 - 10:26 am Listen to Walt. He’s a regular contributer to “Hemmings Clasic Car”, the trusted source for collectible car hobbyists Reply Patruns January 25, 2013 - 4:19 pm Wheel covers are wrong, but it is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Sedan. Reply tony manzo January 25, 2013 - 5:08 pm 1955 Buick Reply Gary Farkash January 25, 2013 - 5:41 pm it looks like a 1956 Buick Century series 4 door. A real Beauty!! Reply George Cassidy January 25, 2013 - 6:27 pm It’s a 1956 Super or Roadmaster. Series identification was on the back fenders, can’t read it from your photo. Reply Robert January 25, 2013 - 6:59 pm Looks like a 1956 Buick Super. Reply William Mangahas January 25, 2013 - 7:16 pm I will make a wild guess and say it’s a 1954 or 55 Buick Century. Reply Mitch January 25, 2013 - 7:24 pm 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. Reply Robert January 25, 2013 - 7:40 pm 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 Reply George Cassidy January 26, 2013 - 9:42 am Right about the spear, it’s a Roadmaster. Learn something new every day. Reply Old Skool January 25, 2013 - 8:09 pm I am going to guess 1955. Not sure the model Reply Allan Rosen January 27, 2013 - 4:39 pm Why did they stop making two tone cars? Reply Walt Gosden January 27, 2013 - 10:19 pm 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. Reply NY2AZ January 29, 2013 - 11:46 am 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. Reply queensbee January 28, 2013 - 1:36 pm and i thought it was a deSoto. Reply chris January 28, 2013 - 8:43 pm Looks like ol’ 56 Hooter Yep,’56 Hooter Reply Bruce Coleman January 29, 2013 - 3:14 pm 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. Reply George Cassidy January 31, 2013 - 7:48 am In 1956, they all had four ports except the Special. Reply Stephanie January 30, 2013 - 8:11 pm 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. Reply ab April 20, 2016 - 10:25 pm Thats a 1956 buick Roadmaster,,,, its a four door V8 cylinder. Back in 20008 i had a 56 Roadmaster four door hard top…. but i sold it due personal problems. Till this day my hard still broken….. i have a tattoo…Yes im a buick lover specially 56 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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