Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet: 1962 Buick Special Wagon

There was a time when the Buick badge meant something to the consumer. This was way back before GM was importing Buicks from China, and still even further back from when GM was just sticking a Buick fender emblem on a Chevrolet. This was when Buick built its own engines and put together unique combinations that you couldn’t get from other members of the GM extended family. Today’s next car is from that era and it is special. Find this 1962 Buick Special Wagon offered for $11,900 in Salinas, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1962 Buick Special Wagon
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 96726
paint color: grey
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon

This is a 1962 Buick Special Deluxe Wagon, 4100 Series, equipped with a 215 ci aluminum V8 engine. Per published reports, Buick built 10,300 of this particular model in 1962. All chrome and stainless pieces are on the car. I have owned the car for two years and had it repainted, added front seat belts, kick panels, dash pad, door handles, window cranks, armrests and headliner as well as the engine compartment blanket. The rear seat folds down. I also have weatherstripping for the front and rear doors. The electrical system was updated with an alternator and gauges were added. This car has 15″ wheels and tires and hard- to find full wheel covers (13″ was standard). Prior to my ownership the interior was updated and dual exhaust with glass packs were added. Front brakes, brake lines and wheel cylinders were rebuilt or replaced in June of 2021. Speedometer shows 96,726. True mileage is unknown. Thank you for your consideration. Check out the YouTube video on this car; Tails from the Junkyard; “A very SPECIAL review”.

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