1953 Buick Series 50 Station Wagon Vehicle Profile

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

1953 Buick Series 50 photograph

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Station Wagon
Buick celebrated its golden anniversary in 1953, and with that it introduced a modern high-compression overhead valve V-8 engine in its Super and Roadmaster models. The 322 cubic-inch, 170 horsepower engine was given the nickname 'Nailhead' and a version continued to power Buicks through 1966. The 1953 Estate Wagon was the final year that wood was used on station wagon models. Framing was done in seasoned northern ash over mahogany panels, while the tailgate was constructed of birch and metal runners. Only 1,830 Super Estate Wagons were produced for the model year with bodies built by the Ionia Manufacturing Co., Ionia, Michigan.

The Estate Wagons were created for Harlow Curtis, President of General Motors, and inspired by Harley Earl's concept cars. Promising a 'scintillating life on wheels', a favored way to go for ease of country living or town travel was this magnificent motorcar. Already distinctive with its distinguishing grille, sweeping brightwork and signature VentiPorts, the limited edition Estate Wagon was billed as being equally at ease when going to the golf club in casual attire or fitting in at a white tie and tails affair. The magnificence and prestige of the hand crafted wood bodied cars of this era remain in place to this day.

This particular Terrace-Green Metallic wagon is equipped with the optional Dynaflow automatic transmission and is nicely maintained original example with just 28,000 miles. Only the paint and varnish has been redone, and all the wood remains as-built from new. It is powered by Buick's 322 cid, 170 hp Fireball Nailhead V-8 engine, the first V-8 in Buick's line-up. Features include a Dynaflow automatic transmission, heater, defroster, clock, directional signals, spotlight and a Buick Selectronic AM radio, all working as original. This Estate Wagon also has the expensive option of wire wheels with knock-off spinners and Firestone 8.20x15 bias ply whitewall tires adding to the striking beauty of this exceptional car.


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1953 Buick Series 50 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
Chassis#: 16985358
Sold for USD$50,400
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
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1953 Buick Super Convertible
Sold for USD$99,000
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1953 BUICK SUPER ESTATE WAGON
Chassis#: 16985358
Sold for USD$110,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
1953 Buick Series 50 image  1953 Buick Series 50 image  
1953 Buick Super Convertible
Chassis#: 16903070
Sold for USD$60,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1953 Buick Super Riviera
Sold for USD$20,900
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
Sold for USD$72,500
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
Chassis#: 16745764
Sold for USD$42,000
  2017 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1953 BUICK SUPER
Chassis#: 26771819
Sold for USD$29,700
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1953 BUICK SUPER WOODY STATION WAGON
Chassis#: 16897150
Sold for USD$55,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1953 Buick Super Convertible
Sold for USD$37,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1953 BUICK SUPER CVT
Sold for USD$30,450
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 56
 
1953 Buick Super Station Wagon
Sold for USD$19,800
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - The Burt Collection
 
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
Chassis#: V1818145
Sold for USD$88,000
  2013 Russo and Steele - Monterey
 
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon
Sold for USD$70,400
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible
Sold for USD$26,500
  2013 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa Ok
 
1953 Buick Super
Sold for USD$14,300
  2013 Silver Auction - Ft McDowell, Arizona
 
1953 BUICK SUPER
Sold for USD$15,225
  2012 McCormicks Palm Springs Auction 53
 
1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible
Sold for USD$42,500
  2012 Leake Auctions - Dallas
 
1953 Buick Series 50
Sold for USD$525
  2012 Silver Auction - Quartzsite Collection
 
1953 BUICK SUPER ESTATE WAGON
Sold for USD$99,000
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Buick Series 50's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$27,500  
1953 Buick Super Estate WagonV1734352016 Mecum : Monterey$45,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$95,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Woody 2014 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1953 Buick Super Riviera Coupe 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$33,000  
1953 Buick Super Convertible 265 CI, Automatic467988962013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$40,000  
1953 Buick Super Riviera Coupe 401 CI, Automatic 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$42,500  
1953 Buick Super Riviera Coupe 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$42,500  
1953 Buick Super Estate Woodie Wagon 2013 Auctions America Auburn Spring$18,000  
1953 BUICK SUPER 2011 McCormick's Auction 51Palm Springs, California$25,000  
1953 BUICK SUPER 8 CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$24,000  
1953 Buick Super 8 Convertible 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$27,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Station Wagon 2008 Mecum St. Paul, MN Auction   
1953 Buick Super Estate Station Wagon 2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$92,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Station Wagon 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 5$90,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Station Wagon 2008 Mecum High Performance Auction at Kissimmee, FL$95,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Station Wagon 2007 Mecum Kansas City High Performance Auction$90,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon 2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il$80,000  
1953 Buick Super Estate Wagon 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$50,000  
1953 BUICK SUPER TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$25,250  

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