Project Description

1953 Buick Special Convertible - Model 46C

 

1953 Buick Special Convertible – Model 46C

Production4,282 cars
Original Baseprice$ 2,553.00
Engine263.3 cui Fireball L8
130 (w/Dynaflow)
230 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
63.4 inches
76 inches
205.9 inches
121.5 inches
3,815 pounds
0,87

% share of all 1953 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1953 Buick Sales Brochure
In this sleek and stunning Buick Convertible is happy news for a lot of people. For this one - now back in production - is a Buick Special. Which means it's thoroughbred Buick through and through - but priced to crowd the ‘low-priced three.’ It delivers for just a few dollars more than such Convertible models-yet there the similarity ends. In motion, this swift-lined beauty is pure thrill.

1953 Buick Special Convertible Equipment

For their 50 year anniversary, Buick put many new features into the 1953 Buick Special Convertible. Power Steering was introduced to the Special series. The hood opened at the front, not at the side. Higher horsepower, higher visibility, new instrument panel, heavier frame and so on – a well equipped model 41D could be much more luxorious than a 1952 Buick Super or Roadmaster.

6-Volt Electrical System
Alligator Type Hood
Direction Signals
One-Piece Windshield
Panorama Rear Window
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Back-Up Lights
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Easy-Eye Glass
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Power Steering (only with Dynaflow)
Glare-Proof Mirror
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Windshield Washer
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires

See 1953 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1953 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission

    1953 Buick Dynaflow Transmission is one of the smoothest auto transmissions. All powerthrust from engine to wheels is transmitted through a cushion of oil.

1953 Buick Special Convertible Colors

1953 Buick Colors

15 different colors were available for the Buick Special series in 1953. Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light.

(See complete 1953 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.)

1953 Buick Colors

Body Colors

Carlsbad Black

Verde Green

Imperial Blue

Jordan Grey

Victoria Maroon

Seamist Grey

Shell Grey

Terrace Green

Tyler Blue

Ridge Green

Osage Cream

Matador Red

Teal Blue

Majestic White

Glacier Blue

1953 Buick Special Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #30

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Red Cordaveen and White Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Red Cordaveen and White Cordaveen

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Trim #31

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Blue Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Blue Cordaveen

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No Sample available

Trim #32

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Green Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Green Cordaveen

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Trim #33

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Saddle Tan Cordaveen and Antique Ivory Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Saddle Tan Cordaveen and Antique Ivory Cordaveen

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All four trim materials used Cordaveen as Seat and Bolster material – and all were open for buyers at no extra cost.

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1953 Buick Videos

1953 Buick Videos

The year 1953 was the first year for the “Buick Berle Show” with Milton Berle. Buick showed short sequences of a driving 1953 Buick at front and end of the show; plus commercials in between.

The Dealer Organization Training (DOT) was continued from 1953, in which the first color (earlier slidefilms were black/white) slidefilm was published to introduce the new model line.

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Literature covering the 1953 Buick Special Convertible

Online Literature

Are you looking for books or repair manuals for your 1953 Buick Special Convertible? We have them online – ready to read!

1953 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Memorabilia for 1953 Buicks is hard to find due to the year being their 50th anniversary. Hometown Buick is proud to have some of rarest memorabilia available – like the Showroom Album, Colors & Fabrics Album, DOT Slidefilms, etc.

1953 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

Get your personal share of 1953 Buick items – with originals or high quality reprints from the Hometown Buick shop. We ship worldwide.

1953 Buick Shop Items

For 1953 Buick Special Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Body Tag

Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Special Convertible or just want to know how it came from the factory? Just find the body tag – located in the engine compartment – and get all neat information – original paint combination, interior and (in some cases) optional equipment.

Decode 1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Registry

1953 Buick Registry

Buick does not provide official statistics about how often a 1953 was equipped with a certain option. So its up to the community. We’ve started a 1953 Buick Registry to help you out. Submit your car information to get a better look on 1953 Buicks!

Register your 1953 Buick Special Convertible

1953 Buick Configurator

1953 Buick Configurator

Unfortunately there is no 1953 Buick showroom anymore. But Hometown Buick has created a way to let you build a 1953 Buick or your own. Our 1953 Buick Configurator lets you create your personal car – with all factory options, exterior paints and interior. Start now!

Configure your 1953 Buick

1953 Buick Prices

1953 Buick Prices

The car hobby is expensive. Before you buy (or sell) a 1953 Buick Special Convertible you need to inform yourself about the right price. Although – there is no right price, everything depends on different parameters, for example condition, location, being the car original or not. A classic car valuation platform can only give a first orientation.

Check 1953 Buick Special Convertible Prices

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