56 Buick 'Custom' junk yard find

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by Chris K, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Chris K

    Chris K Well-Known Member

    I followed up on a Craigslist ad yesterday on some parts for my '85 LeSabre. I noticed these guys had this '56 sitting there and I thought I'd share the 'find'. I was most impressed with the fact that it is VERY complete - glass intact and all.

    The story I was told is that this car was purchased at a 'storage auction' held by one of the many cave facilities here in the Kansas City area. The current owner was told that they car was driven into storage 25 or so years ago BUT the current owner has NOT tried to start it. It's over my head in terms of complexity even if I had a place to do it so I thought I'd share! I did NOT ask about a title.

    IMG_1949.jpg IMG_1950.jpg IMG_1954.jpg IMG_1956.jpg IMG_1952.jpg IMG_1955.jpg

    The owner can be reached through the following Craigslist ad:


    Unquestionably looks like a car worth saving to me!
  2. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    Factory air car which is rare and it has the "J" bars on the rear bumper just above the dual exhaust outlets. They rust out and are high $$$$$
  3. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    Doesnt look too bad!
  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Factory air
    '56 was Buick's first year for A/C through the fire wall
    Previous were huge trunk mount unit with two evaporators and two fans.
    Also, '56 is the first year for the 4 door hardtop for the Super and Roadmaster series

    Century and Special 4 door hardtop intro in '55

    edit; added Bold
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014
  5. Nailhead

    Nailhead Gold Level Contributor

    Only if you don't count Specials and Centurys!
  6. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    RIGHT you are !! I meant to say first year of four door hard top for the big Buicks !!
    thanks for the correction

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