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1961 Buick Special 215 V8

Posted May 27, 2024 | Hits
Make: Buick
Model: Special
Country: USA
Region: VA
City: Norfolk
Zip: 23517
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1961
Mileage: 52822 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Engine: 215 V8
Condition: Used
This is an original storage find. Car only has 52822 miles on it.

Body: Very solid with a few minor rust spots. Floor and trunk pans are rust free. Bottom of doors and rocker panels are rust free. The following are the rust spots. 1) Very small spot above right front headlight. 2) Very small spots behind each rear wheel well. 3) Small area on rear panel under the right side tail light, down low. 4) Two larger spots bottom of both front fenders. That is all I can find. None of the rust spots would be hard to fix and none of them are structural. There are various dents and dings on this car and it will need paint if you want to make it show quality. The chrome and stainless steel trim is all in good driver quality. I wouldn't re-chrome anything unless, once again, if you want a show car. The bad news on the body is listed above. The good news is that it is all original and solid so you will know exactly what you are getting and what repairs will be needed. There are no hidden issues or bondo that I can see.

Drive line: The 215 all aluminum V-8 engine starts right up and makes no questionable noises. The tuneup parts look to be very old, and it stutters a bit under acceleration, so I would plan on doing a complete tune up on her. The 2 speed transmission shifts fine. The rear end makes no funny noises.

Interior: It is in very good condition considering the age. Seat have no rips or tears. Headliner is good. The original rubber floor covering is just so so. The dash pad has 3 cracks in it. The dash itself and the steering wheel are in very good shape. Wipers and radio work fine. Lights and heater controls work fine. Windows roll up and down fine.

Chassis: Front end seems very tight. Brake pedal seems to be a little hard to push down, but it stops fine. Not much play in it. Maybe just the way the manual brakes are? The tires are original bias ply tires from years ago. I would plan on replacing them. The exhaust is fine but for some reason, there are extra exhaust pipes in the trunk, along with some other spare parts, the bumper jack, and 2 mounted snow tires.

All in all, this would be a car that could be driven just the way it is with a few maintenance improvements, or restored without much effort.

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