Project Description

1952 Buick Special Convertible - Model 46C

1952 Buick Special Convertible – Model 46C

Production 600 cars
Original Baseprice $ 2,634.00
Engine 263.3 cui Fireball L8
128 (w/Dynaflow)
225 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
63.4 inches
76.7 inches
204 inches
121.5 inches
3,850 pounds

% share of all 1952 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1952 Buick Sales Brochure
The 1952 Buick Special Convertible (Model 46C) - leather-lined seats for six and hydraulic control of top, windows, and front-seat adjustment mark this dazzling sportster in Buick's lowest price range.

1952 Buick Special Convertible Equipment

From the outside there is almost no difference between a 1951 and a 1952 Buick. But inside and engineering wise, there is a big difference.

Integrated Rear Quarter Panel & Fender
Power Convertible Top
Power Windows
Side-Opening Gas-Door
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Direction Signals
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Easy-Eye Glass
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Non Glare Mirror
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Jumbo-Size Bumper Guards & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Windshield Washer
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires

See 1952 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1952 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1952 Buick Airpower Carburetor

    1952 Buick Airpower Carburetor

    Roadmaster for 1952 has the most powerful engine in its distinguished history. The reason? A new carburetor, the 1952 Buick Airpower carburetor. Read more!

1952 Buick Special Convertible Colors

1952 Buick Colors

Buick almost doubled the amount of available colors from 1951 to 1952. Beautiful colors like Apache Red (also designed for the Optional Wheel Color), Sequoia Cream and lots of Roadmaster only Colors were introduced. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1952 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1952 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Barton Grey

Victoria Maroon

Seamist Grey

Sky Grey

Terrace Green

Venetian Blue

Surf Blue

Glenn Green

Sequoia Cream

Apache Red

Golden Sand

Teal Blue

Beach White

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1952 Buick Videos

1952 Buick Videos

Buick launched their Dealer Organization Training (DOT) in 1952. Each set consists of one or more filmstrip(s), record(s) and literature to train salesmen directly in the dealership. It can be compared to todays PowerPoint. Six Buick videos were published in 1952.

Watch all 1952 Buick Videos

Literature covering the 1952 Buick Special Convertible

Online Literature

No matter if you repair your 1952 Buick Special Convertible by yourself or if you have a good mechanic – there are some books that make the maintenance much easier. Hometown Buick has made them online available for you!

1952 Buick Literature


1952 is a tough year for Buick collectors. Most unusual items have disappeared with time. Hometown Buick is proud to have some of the rarest items for 1952 Buicks. In this section, we’d like to share them with you.

1952 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

We love printed matter. You, too? Then we can support you with originals and reprints of 1952 Buick memorabilia. Check out our store!

1952 Buick Shop Items

For 1952 Buick Special Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1952 Buick Body Tag

1952 Buick Body Tag

You can go back in time. Find your Body Tag of your 1952 Buick Special Convertible and you know how it was built originally. Colors, Interior and even Options were stamped in the Body by Fisher Plate. Learn more about your car now!

Decode 1952 Buick Body Tag

1952 Buick Registry

1952 Buick Registry

What is a rare car? To answer that question you need to know the numbers. Unfortunately there are no official numbers for 1952 Buicks. Hometown Buick set up a registry to support you with further information of other 1952 Buicks. Please register your 1952 Buick and help the community.

Register your 1952 Buick Special Convertible

1952 Buick Configurator

1952 Buick Configurator

Hometown Buick enables time travelling – with the 1952 Buick Configurator. Built a 1952 Buick just like you want it – and as potential buyers could have done it in 1952. Play with all the options, colors and create your personal classic car.

Configure your 1952 Buick

1952 Buick Prices

1952 Buick Prices

The worth of a 1952 Buick is hard to tell. Prices vary by parameters like condition, location and authenticity. But before you buy (or sell) your car, you need to check the price ranges. There are some platforms that can give you a first orientiation.

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