Project Description

1956 Buick Special Convertible - Model 46C

1956 Buick Special Convertible – Model 46C

Production9,712 cars
Original Baseprice$ 2,740.00
Engine322 cui Fireball V8
220 (w/Dynaflow)
319 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
59.8 inches
75.5 inches
205.1 inches
122 inches
3,880 pounds
1,70

% share of all 1956 Buicks

Quote from Original Literature

1956 Buick Sales Flyer
In the 1956 Buick Special Convertible (Model 46C), you enjoy a brand-new experience in big car ride. A ride oil-cushioned with Buick's new direct-acting rear shock absorbers - made even easier handling with Buick's new steering linkage - made even safer with bigger brakes, a more rugged frame, a stronger rear axle assembly.

1956 Buick Special Convertible Equipment

The 1956 Buick Special Convertible was made for being attractive to a wide audience. The base price was rather cheap. But with just a few chosen options, it provided luxury of much higher priced cars.

Air Cleaner and Silencer
Ash Receivers
Automatic Glove Compartment Light
Cigarette Lighter
Direction Signals
High Air Intake Ventilation System
Panoramic Windshield
Rear Coil Springs
Redliner Speedometer
Step-On Parking Brake
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Air Conditioner (only with Heater & Defroster)
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Custom Interior Trim
Deluxe Steering Wheel
Dual Exhaust
Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic Transmission)
Easy-Eye Glass
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Oversize Tires
Permanent Type Antifreeze
Power Brakes (only with Dynaflow)
Power Seats (6-way)
Power Steering
Power Window Lifts
Rear View Mirror
Safety Group (includes Back-Up Lights, Windshield Washer, Glareproof Mirror & Parking Brake Signal Light)
Selectronic Radio
Sonomatic Radio
Tri-Tone Paint
Two-Tone Paint
Wheel Covers (Hubcaps)
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer – Wide Angle Wiper

See 1956 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1956 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1956 Buick Heater & Defroster

    1956 Buick Heater & Defroster

    The new 1956 Buick Heater & Defroster with Air Conditioning brings a continuous flow of outside air warmed thermostatically to your pleasure.Read more!

1956 Buick Special Convertible Colors

1956 Buick Colors

The 1950s were very colorful. Just like the 1956 Buicks! In 1956, Buick offered 20 base colors, which could be used as solid, two-tone or even three-tone paint. Two-tone means that roof and body had different colors.

Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light. See complete 1956 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.

1956 Buick Colors

Carlsbad Black

Castle Grey

Dover White

Electric Blue

Bedford Blue

Cadet Blue

Cambridge Blue

Laurel Green

Foam Green

Glacier Green

Claret Red

Seminole Red

Tahiti Coral

Cameo Beige

Harvest Yellow

Bittersweet

Apricot

Spruce Green

Nile Green

Mist Green

1956 Buick Special Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #400

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material 1:
Red Cordaveen

Seat & Bolster Material 2:
Red Plain Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material

Trim #410

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material 1:
Light Green Cordaveen

Seat & Bolster Material 2:
Medium Green Plain Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material

Trim #420

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material 1:
Light Blue Cordaveen

Seat & Bolster Material 2:
Medium Blue Plain Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material

Trim #430

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat & Bolster Material 1:
Ivory Cordaveen

Seat & Bolster Material 2:
Black Plain Cordaveen

1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material
1956 Buick Seat & Bolster Material

The 1956 Buick Special series had the most interior options of all 1950s Buicks. Four different interior combinations were offered for the 1956 Buick Special Convertible (Model 46C) – all of them as standard at no extra cost.

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1956 Buick Videos

1956 Buick Videos

Ever heard of Jackie Gleason? Buick was sponsor of his show in 1956. During commercial brakes, Buick presented one spot per show. Jackie Gleason was also part of the dealer introduction of the 1956 Buick. He appeared in the first slidefilm of the DOT (Dealer Training Organisation) program. 22 slidefilms were released overall. You find them in our video section!

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Literature covering the 1956 Buick Special Convertible

Online Literature

If you want to repair your 1956 Buick Special Convertible on your own or need maintenance advice, there are several handy repair manuals. Hometown Buick has digitalized them. Read them online!

1956 Buick Literature

HOMETOWN BUICK Collection

Books, brochures, flyers, banners and other cool items for 1956 Buicks – thats what we have in our inventory and like to share them with you!

1956 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

The Hometown Buick shop offers high quality reproduction for reasonable prices and some hard to find original items. Check them out now!

1956 Buick Shop Items

For 1956 Buick Special Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Body Tag

There is an easy way to check if your 1956 Buick Special Convertible is still original as it left the factory. Get the info off the Body Tag and decode its numbers here at Hometown Buick!

Decode 1956 Buick Body Tag

1956 Buick Registry

1956 Buick Registry

Hometown Buick has created the 1956 Buick registry. Its purpose is to support the 1956 Buick community with neat information like how often a specific optional equipment has been ordered or how many cars of a certain model is still on the road. Support the community, too and register your 1956 Buick Special Convertible!

Register your 1956 Buick Special Convertible

1956 Buick Configurator

1956 Buick Configurator

If you buy a new car today you can easily pre-build it on the website of the manufacturer. Of course that wasn’t possible in 1956. But today it is! Build your own 1956 Buick Special Convertible with our 1956 Buick configurator.

Configure your 1956 Buick

1956 Buick Prices

1956 Buick Prices

Are you considerring a 1956 Buick Special Convertible and would like to know how much its worth? Car prices depend on so many things – car condition, location, how “original” it is, etc. A classic car database can’t answer your question, but can give you a first orientation.

Check 1956 Buick Special Convertible Prices

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