1956 Buick - Best Buick yet

1956 Buick – The Star of every Show

In a 1956 Buick, you can be sure of many things – one of which is the satisfaction that you are driving the nation’s most sensational popularity winner. With its advanced styling, tremendous engineering advancements, progress in motoring comfort and convenience, Buick has swept to a new level of public acceptance in the space of a few short years.

Today, Buick is offering you even greater excitement in motor car travel. The many remarkable changes throughout the entire line of new Buicks have made 1956 a year of the greatest progress ever in providing you with the best Buick yet – the automobile you’ll thrill to drive.

And, just as the beautiful new 1956 Buick stand out from all other cars in the showroom, it is even more of a standout on the highway, for which it is designed. In styling, performance, comfort, economy, and in every other way, the 56 is by far the best Buicks yet…

1956 Buick Model Overview
1956 Buick Models Slider

19 models in 4 series for 56

1956 Buick Owner Slider
1956 Buick Body Tag
1956 Buick Body Tag Decode

It’s all about the numbers

Two plates attached to each 1956 Buick can tell you where it was built and how well it was equipped. With this data you can restore it back to factory specs easily.

1956 Buick VIN Plate Decode

What you need to know about the 1956 Buick

1956 Buick Production
1956 Buick Production Overview
1956 Buick Specifications
1956 Buick Specifications
1956 Buick Equipment
1956 Buick Optional Equipment
1956 Buick Registry
1956 Buick Registry

Beauty inside

1956 Buick Interior

Over 60 interior trim combinations were available for buyers of a 1956 Buick. Hometown Buick has digitalized them to show you the original seat and bolster materials.

1956 Buick Interior Trims

Build your own 1956 Buick

1956 Buick Coloring Tool

Want to see this 1956 Buick in a different color?

1956 Buick Configurator

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1956 Buick Colors

See the 1956 Buicks in Motion

Watch the original salesmen and mechanics training slidefilms!

Free repair & owner manuals for your 1956 Buick!

Home Base of 1956 Buick Memorabilia: the Hometown Buick Collection

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1956 Buick Fashion Colors Flyer 02 Vertical

1956 Buick Fashion Colors Flyer

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1956 Buick Colors & Trim Album

1956 Trivia

What else happened in 1956?

(Based on this article on Wikipedia.)

  • February 22 – Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the first time, with “Heartbreak Hotel”.
  • February 23 – Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.
  • February 24 – Doris Day records her most famous song, “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”; it is from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, in which Day co-stars with James Stewart.
  • March 2 – Morocco declares its independence from France.
  • March 15 – The Broadway musical My Fair Lady opens in New York City.
  • March 20 – Tunisia gains independence from France.
  • April 19 – American actress Grace Kelly marries Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
  • May 24 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is broadcast from Lugano, Switzerland. The winning song is the host country’s Refrain by Lys Assia (music by Géo Voumard, text by Émile Gardaz).
  • June 8 – General Electric/Telechron introduces model 7H241 “The Snooz Alarm”, first snooze alarm clock ever.
  • June 15 – Eindhoven University of Technology is founded in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • July 4 – The first Lockheed U-2 spy plane flight over the Soviet Union.
  • July 9 – Birth of Tom Hanks, American actor and director.
  • July 10 – The British House of Lords defeats the abolition of the death penalty.
  • September 13 – The hard disk drive is invented by an IBM team led by Reynold B. Johnson.
  • November 3 – MGM’s film The Wizard of Oz is the first major Hollywood film running more than ninety minutes to be televised uncut in one evening.
  • December 12 – Japan becomes a member of the United Nations.