Project Description

1957 Buick Special Convertible - Model 46C

1957 Buick Special Convertible – Model 46C

Production 8,505 cars
Original Baseprice $ 2,987.00
Engine 364 cui Fireball V8
250 (w/Dynaflow)
380 ft-lbs (w/Dynaflow)
58.4 inches
74.8 inches
208.4 inches
122 inches
4,081 pounds

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Quote from Original Literature

1957 Buick Sales Brochure
For sheer thrill in convertible driving, here's the low-swept 1957 Buick Special Convertible (Model 46C) combining snappiest styling with great new Buick performance. Adding still further to its new smartness is a wide selection of bright, all-Cordaveen interior trims with lops in colors to match.

1957 Buick Special Convertible Equipment

Buick has put much effort in improving the Special series for 1957. Many of the standard equipment was better than ever in the 1957 Buick Special Convertible. And with the long list of optional equipment it could be turned into a real luxury masterpiece.

3-Piece Rear Window
Cigarette Lighter
Direction Signals
Full-Flow Oil Filter
Glove Box Light and Lock
High Air Intake Screen
Hub Caps
Ignition Key Light
Oil-Bath Air-Cleaner
Panoramic Windshield
Self-Locking Parking Brake
Trip-Mileage Recorder
Visored Headlamps
Wide-Set Parking Lights
Wide-Wing Grill Emblem
Accessory Group M (includes Electric Clock, Trunk Light, License Plate Frames & Wheel Covers)
Air Conditioner
Antenna (Manual or Automatic)
Deluxe Steering Wheel
Dual Exhaust
Easy-Eye Glass
Foamtex Seat Cushions
Heater & Defroster
Instrument Panel Safety Pad
Oversize Tires
Power Brakes
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)
Sonomatic Radio
Two-Tone Paint
Three-Tone Paint
Variable Pitch Dynaflow Transmission (Automatic Transmission)
White Wall Tires
Windshield Washer and Wide Angle Wiper
Wonderbar Radio

See 1957 Buick Options & Accessories for a full list with original prices.

1957 Buick Options & Accessories
  • 1957 Buick Power Steering

    1957 Buick Power Steering

    With 1957 Buick Power Steering you have the natural feel of the wheel at every speed, with maximum power assist when you need it. Read more!

1957 Buick Special Convertible Colors

1957 Buick Colors

Many people think, the 1957 Buicks are one of the most beautiful cars ever built. One reason for that is definitely the optional Two- or even Three-Tone paint. With 21 basic color choices the year 1957 was one with the most variety.

Note: Color accuracy varies by computer/device settings and depends on the actual light. See complete 1957 Buick color chart for Duco Paint numbers.

1957 Buick Colors

Carlsbad Black

Castle Grey

Dover White

Starlight Blue

Biscay Blue

Mariner Blue

Dresden Blue

Kearney Green

Belmont Green

Mint Green

Jade Green

Seminole Red

Garnet Red

Shell Beige

Antique Ivory

Arctic Blue

Dawn Grey

Gulf Green

Hunter Green

Sylvan Grey

Dusk Rose

1957 Buick Special Convertible Interior Trim Combinations

Trim #400

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Red Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Red Cordaveen

1957 Buick Seat Material
1957 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #410

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Medium Green and Light Green Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Medium Green and Light Green Cordaveen

1957 Buick Seat Material
1957 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #420

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Medium Blue and Light Blue Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Medium Blue and Light Blue Cordaveen

1957 Buick Seat Material
1957 Buick Bolster Material

Trim #430

This is a Standard Trim.

Seat Material:
Black and Ivory Cordaveen

Bolster Material:
Black and Ivory Cordaveen

1957 Buick Seat Material
1957 Buick Bolster Material

Even the budget-priced 1957 Buick Special Convertible had fine interior luxury. Buyers could chose from four different interior trim combinations.

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1957 Buick Videos

1957 Buick Videos

Buick produced only a few TV commercials for 1957. In comparison to earlier years, Buick had no major TV series sponsorship.

For internal salesmen training, Buick continued its DOT (Dealer Training Organisation) program. But even this was cut down to only nine videos (Buick produced 22 for 1956!).

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Literature covering the 1957 Buick Special Convertible

Online Literature

Cars of the 50s are easy to work on. To get in touch with the technology and for better understanding, Hometown Buick provides basic repair literature for your 1957 Buick Special Convertible online.

1957 Buick Literature


Hometown Buick is one of the biggest 1950s Buick memorabilia collections worldwide. The 1957 Buick section contains rare items like Buick Showroom Banners, Factory Books, Press Releases and Dealer Training Slidefilms. Here we want to share them with you!

1957 Buick Memorabilia

Available in the HB Shop

Hometown Buick saves your money. You dont have to wait months or even years – and spend hundreds of dollars – for a rare item. We’ve made high quality reproductions for reasonable prices for you!

1957 Buick Shop Items

For 1957 Buick Special Convertible Owners and Enthusiasts

1957 Buick Body Tag

1957 Buick Body Tag

The Body Tag of your 1957 Buick Special Convertible is your chance to get factory correct information. It indicates the original paint combination, chosen interior and other things. Decode the numbers now!

Decode 1957 Buick Body Tag

1957 Buick Registry

1957 Buick Registry

Want to know how unique or common your 1957 Buick Special Convertible was equipped or painted? Well, there is no official source for this. But we at Hometown Buick want to build-up this info for supporting the 1957 Buick community. Register your 1957 Buick Special Convertible today!

Register your 1957 Buick Special Convertible

1957 Buick Configurator

1957 Buick Configurator

Build your own 1957 Buick Special Convertible! With our 1957 Buick configurator you paint the 1957 Buick in the color of your choice. And with the extended version, you can even rebuild the whole car with factory correct optional equipment. Try it now!

Configure your 1957 Buick

1957 Buick Prices

1957 Buick Prices

Are you considerring a 1957 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.

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