1957 Buick Caballero Estate news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chassis Num: 6D4024794
|Sold for $93,500 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
This 1957 Buick Century Caballero Wagon was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Meadow Brook. The car was estimated to fetch between $80,000 - $100,000. It is powered by a 364 cubic-inch V8 engine that is capable of producing an estimated 300 horsepower. The car has a three-speed gearbox and four-wheel drum brakes. It is one of the few surviving examples of the Caballero and is one of the finest of its kind. The car has been treated to both a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. It is finished in red and white paint with four-wire wheels and period-correct whitewall tires. The upholstery is finished in red and white. The car is equipped with power windows and seats, which were standard at the time.
The estimated value proved to be very accurate and the bidding agree with those figures. The car found a new owner with the selling price of $93,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
The daring Century Caballero Estate Wagon - GM's finest and most expensive station wagon - wore Buick's new styling especially well. Especially noteworthy is the full four-door hardtop 'pillar-less' construction. Buick station wagon bodies were constructed by the Ionia Body Company, an independent supplier to GM located near Flint. The Caballero utilized a 300 horsepower version of the Buick V8, enlarged to 364 cubic-inches for 1957, and Dynaflow automatic transmission with a new Variable Pitch feature. 'When time and good judgment demand it, you can switch the pitch by flooring the pedal and call forth a brand-new safety burst of power like you've never seen before,' enthused Buick copywriters. The 'Horizontal Redline' speedometer would closely monitor forward progress.
This Caballero is painted in 'Mint Green and Dover White' two-tone paint and was restored over twenty years ago by a previous owner who found the tired, but rust-free car in Simi Valley, California. The current owner acquired it in 2005.
Chassis Num: D2034615
|Sold for $132,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company.|
The Buick Caballero had a revised front fascia and was equipped with the company's new 'Nailhead' V-8. The vertical-valve motor offered 300 horsepower on the Century models, and 325 horsepower with the optional high-performance 'tri-power' carburetion.
For 19587, the Buick was restyled once again, eliminating their classic fender portholes and the two-tone color treatment of the sweep spear. 1957 was the final year to feature these revered styling cues.
Production of the Buick Caballero lasted for just two years.
This particular example was given a restoration by the late Mike Fennel. Along with having restored several Pebble Beach-awarded prewar classics, he also served as the Blackhawk Collection's technical manager for 35 years.
This car is finished in a two-tone scheme of teal over white, and a new interior of pearl white leather with blue piping. The car was given slight 'hot rod' treatment which included lowering its ride height and removing the door handles.
The car is powered by the 401 cubic-inch Nailhead V8 engine fitted with three 2-barrel 'Tri-Power' carburetors and offering 325 horsepower. There is an automatic 700R4 transmission with disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014
Chassis Num: 6D2016949
|Sold for $280,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company.|
This Estate Wagon has been donated to the George W. Bush Foundation by Portland's Sondland-Durant Foundation. It was sold new in 1957 by William Murphy Buick in Culver City, California. The original owner retained the car until 2012.
The car is powered by a 363 cubic-inch overhead valve V-8 engine fitted with 4-barrel downdraft carburetors. The 300 horsepower is sent to the rear wheels via a Dynaflow Automatic gearbox with disc brakes in the front and hydraulic drums in the rear.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014
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