Project Description

1951 Buick Special Convertible - Model 46C

1951 Buick Special Convertible – Model 46C

Production2,099 cars
Original Baseprice$ 2,561.00
Engine263.3 cui Fireball L8
128 (w/Dynaflow)
225 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
63.4 inches
76.7 inches
204 inches
121.5 inches
3,830 pounds
0,52

% share of all 1951 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1951 Buick Sales Brochure
The 1951 Buick Special Convertible (Model 46C) - here's all the dash and elan of this Buick body style in a budget-priced package with luxurious DeLuxe finish-even to hydraulic push-button control of top, windows, and front-seat adjustment. Carries six on its smartly tailored leather seats.

1951 Buick Special Convertible Equipment

The 1951 Buick Special Convertible was the base convertible for 1951. It was beautiful, affordable and could be upgraded with a long options list.

Front and Rear Armrests
One-Piece Hood
One-Piece Windshield
Power Convertible Top
Power Front Seat
Power Windows
Rear Fender Gravel Shield
Robe Cord
Stainless Steel Belt Molding
Sweepspear
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Armrest Package
Auxiliary Fog Lamps
Back-Up Lights
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic Transmission)
Direction Signals
Easy-Eye Glass
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Rear View Mirror
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Standard Accessory Group (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer

See 1951 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1951 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1951 Buick Selectronic Radio

    1951 Buick Selectronic Radio

    1951 Buick Selectronic Radio Tuning brings in as many of the available stations as you want-or as few as you choose. Read more!

1951 Buick Special Convertible Colors

1951 Buick Colors

Buyers of the 1951 Buick Special Convertible had the choice between 15 base colors. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1951 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1951 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Geneva Green

Barton Grey

Olympic Blue

Victoria Maroon

Sharon Green

Cloudmist Grey

Old Ivory

Sky Grey

Calumet Green

Venetian Blue

Galena Blue

Gleen Green

1951 Buick Special Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #43

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Red Leather

Bolster Material:
Red Leather

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #44

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Leather

Bolster Material:
Dark Blue Leather

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #45

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Leather

Bolster Material:
Dark Green Leather

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #46

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Black Leather

Bolster Material:
Black Leather

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #47

Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Tan Leather

Bolster Material:
Tan Leather

1951 Buick Seat Material
1951 Buick Bolster Material

Five different interior combinations were available – all of them in genuine leather to provide more luxury even in the low-price field.

1951 Buick Featured Video

Literature covering the 1951 Buick Special Convertible

Online Literature

If you own a 1951 Buick Special Convertible, there are a fiew publications that help you to maintain your beloved Buick. Hometown Buick has bought, scanned and prepared most of them to grant you online access – most parts are for free!

1951 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Besides basic literature, Hometown Buick has a variety of items that are very uncommon, rare and expensive. Browse through our collection and dive into the history of 1951 Buicks!

1951 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

If you like printed matter, we can offer you spare originals and high quality reprints in our online shop.

1951 Buick Shop Items

For 1951 Buick Special Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1951 Buick Body Tag

1951 Buick Body Tag

For restauration or more information about your 1951 Buick Special Convertible, there is a good source: the Body Tag. It provides info about the original paint job, chosen trim option, accessories and (up to a certain point) the time of assembly. Find out more about your Buick and decode your cars Body Tag now!

Decode 1951 Buick Body Tag

1951 Buick Registry

1951 Buick Registry

Unfortunalty there is no official source that provides plant/production statistics. So its almost impossible to say if the options of your Buick were rare or not. Hometown Buick wants to rebuild Buicks history and has set up the 1951 Buick Registry. Support us to support the community by submitting your car data today!

Register your 1951 Buick Special Convertible

1951 Buick Configurator

1951 Buick Configurator

With the literature collected by Hometown Buick, it is possible to go back in time. Imagine you’d live in 1951 and step into the Buick showroom. Here is your chance to pick your personal Buick and built it just the way you like it. Enjoy the 1951 Buick Configurator!

Configure your 1951 Buick

1951 Buick Prices

1951 Buick Prices

You have a 1951 Buick Special Convertible in mind? Be aware of the prices before you buy. There is no perfect way to estimate a car value – but we’d like to give you a first orientation. The actual price depends on several parameters like condition, location and authenticity.

Check 1951 Buick Special Convertible Prices

All 1951 Buick Models