Sorrentolens

Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Buick Eight

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This 1950 Sedanette isa great looking car.  In the 1950 model year, Buick sold approximately 600,000 cars +/-  that year!  Their rival at the time was Plymouth.  Plymouth won out, but the stately Buick was much grander.

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Written by sorrentolens

August 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm

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  1. Hi, I bought this beautiful Buick Sedanette in May 2008 and shipped to Switzerland. From the previous owner I did not get much information about the history of the car. If anybody knows something about my 1950 Buick Sedanette I would really appreciate!!! Car has VIN 46002945. Please contact me if you have any information or pics of this car. Thank you very much. Bernard. My e-mail is starkoel19@netscape.net

    Bernard Riebel

    November 19, 2008 at 1:02 am

  2. Was the seller from Beverly Hills Florida? If he was, I saw that car a few times at car shows. It is a very subtle custom so most who never owned a similar Buick would think it stock. I’ll list the custom features.
    The biggest was a more modern GM transmission. I liked that it still had the original Buick Straight 8 engine but with 1950s style improvements to carburation and exhaust with dual exhaust. I am guessing the Kelsy Hays wire wheels were either all-together after market or from a Buick Skylark of 53-55. The interior was all redone in nice rolled and pleated black leather. Camel-hair cloth seat covers were standard. I talked with the owner at a car show and asked how much he changed it. He said the car looked mostly the same as when he bought it but he had the mechanical improvements done.

    Kaiser Henry J III

    June 10, 2012 at 2:25 am


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