Inspired by aviation, the 1958 Buick was called the Airborne B58, and the 1958 Buick is more famous for the massive amount of chrome used on the body, especially the Dynastar grille. But unfortunately that did not translate into consumer sales, as Buick's sales fell to less than 242,000 for the year, almost one third the total sales of just three years earlier when Buick sales topped over 700,000 in 1955. In fact, 1958 Buicks are the rarest of all production years in the decade. This example is a well restored rust-free Nevada car. The data plate on this car decodes as follows: Spray Green paint Model Code 46R & Fisher Body Code: 58-4437=Buick Special 2-door Riviera Body Number-BC: South Gate, California production facility Interior Trim Code #402 denotes Green Pattern Cloth with Two-Tone Green Cordaveen bolster material This car came with special factory options: a padded dash (Accessory Code "E") and Custom Bright Exterior Mouldings (Accessory Code "P2").
1958 Buick Special Riviera - $34,500
|Paint||Spray Green with White Top|
|Upholstery||Green and mint green vinyl with darker green brocade fabric|
|Door Panels||Green and Mint Green Vinyl|
|Instruments||Sonomatic AM Radio|
|Steering Wheel||Power Steering|
|Engine||V8 Vertical Valve|