Welcome to the Buick Model section of Hometown Buick. Here you find detailed information matched to each of the over 100 different 1950s Buick models that were produced back in the 1950s!
To our surprise, only 13 Buick car models were sold during the anniversary year in 1953. Including the anniversary model, the 1953 Buick Skylark! The peak was 1957 when 22 models came into the Buick showroom. If you look at the model styles closely, you can watch the rise of the Buick Riviera models. Buick introduced the 4-door Riviera in 1955. After that the share of Riviera models increased rapidly. Sedans with a solid B-post were no longer as popular as at the beginning of the century.
Until 1954 Buick offered three series: Special, Super and Roadmaster. Buick reintroduced the Century series in 1954 as a performance model line. It was the “bankers hot rod”. It had the biggest engine in the smallest body style. Some say, this was the early beginning of the muscle car era.
As car sales starting to suffer in 1957 Buick tried to enter the extra luxury market, too. The new Roadmaster 75 models became a whole new series for 1958. According to sales this wasn’t successful. So Buick tried a dramatic step and renamed all series. Special, Super, Century and Roadmaster retired – Le Sabre, Invicta, Electra and Electra 225 entered the ring.
- 1950 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Estate Wagon – Model 79R Hometown Buick
- 1952 Buick Special 2-door Deluxe Sedan – Model 48D Hometown Buick
- 1956 Buick Century Deluxe Riviera Sedan – Model 63D Hometown Buick
- 1958 Buick Roadmaster Limited Riviera Sedan – Model 750 Hometown Buick