Project Description

1953 Buick Super Convertible - Model 56C

1953 Buick Super Convertible – Model 56C

Production6,701 cars
Original Baseprice$ 3,002.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
170 (w/Dynaflow)
292 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
62.8 inches
79.9 inches
207.6 inches
121.5 inches
4,035 pounds
1,37

% share of all 1953 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1953 Buick Sales Brochure
A bulls-eye winner in the smart convertible class for 1953 is the 1953 Buick Super Convertible – Model 56C. Completely new in every respect, the Super convertible has a powerful new V-8 engine and a new Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission which give it sensational new performance and improved economy. Exterior styling is freshly new from the redesigned front end to the futuristic rear fenders. Power steering and wire wheel covers are available as optional equipment.

1953 Buick Super Convertible Equipment

The 1953 Buick Super Convertible came with the all new 12-Volt System plus new (optional) power systems like Power Brakes, Power Steering and Power Windows. That turned the model 56C into a much more modern car.

12-Volt Electrical System
Alligator Type Hood
Direction Signals
Flexible Spoke Steering Wheel
Foamtex Seat Cushions
One-Piece Windshield
Panorama Rear Window
Power Windows
Antenna only (Manual or Automatic)
Back-Up Lights
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic)
Easy-Eye Glass
Heater & Defroster
Power Brakes (only with Dynaflow)
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
Wire Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
Wheel Covers
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 Super Convertible Colors

1953 Buick Colors

19 base colors were available for 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

Reef Blue

Mandarin Red

Balsam Green

Pinehurst Green

Glacier Blue

1953 Buick Super Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #53

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Red Leather

Bolster Material:
Red Leather

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #54

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Blue Leather

Bolster Material:
Dark Blue Leather

No Sample available
No Sample available

Trim #55

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Dark Green Leather

Bolster Material:
Dark Green Leather

No Sample available
No Sample available

Trim #56

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Black Leather

Bolster Material:
Black Leather

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #57

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Tan Leather

Bolster Material:
Tan Leather

1953 Buick Seat Material
1953 Buick Bolster Material

The 1953 Buick Super Convertibles could have five different interior trim combinations. All in luxurious leather and all without any 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 Super Convertible

Online Literature

Are you looking for books or repair manuals for your 1953 Buick Super 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 Super Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1953 Buick Body Tag

1953 Buick Body Tag

Are you restoring a 1953 Buick Super 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 Super 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 Super 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.

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