1958 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon22k Miles, Three Owner CA Car, Concours Restoration
This is an incredibly rare and desirable 1958 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon that has benefitted from a full concours restoration and is certainly one of the very nicest extant. Having accumulated 22,000 miles since new and being with its original Santa Barbara, CA owner for 46 years, this was the perfect wagon to restore into the very best. This will not disappoint.
The Caballero was the most luxurious and expensive station wagon offered by any division at General Motors. The wagon portions were built for Buick by the Ionia Manufacturing Company of Owasso, MI. With only 4,456 built, only a small fraction exist today. This Caballero is in concours condition today after receiving what was described as a frame-off restoration where all components had been thoroughly restored. It has been well preserved and is today in gorgeous condition. We estimate that the chrome and stainless restoration alone must have required an investment in excess of $25,000.
There have been only three owners of this wagon since new. According to previous reports, this Caballeros was enjoyed by its original Santa Barbara owner until 2004. It was then acquired by a collector that set out on what was described as a complete frame-off restoration. While we do not have the restoration records, it would appear that it was completed about ten years ago. It was then sold at the Gooding & Co. auction at Pebble Beach in 2013 to its present owner, who has recently passed. We are selling this on behalf of his estate.
The livery is beautiful in Glacier White (Paint Code C) over Midnight Blue. The paint is perfectly polished and is in concours condition. There is an abundance of perfect chrome and beautifully polished stainless-steel trim everywhere. The highly stylized and rare pillarless design is fantastic.
The interior is also gorgeous and as-new with its Red and White two tone Cordaveen vinyl (Trim Code 655), with all the correct finishes and materials. We are impressed with the rear hatch glass and the quality of the mechanisms.
The engine compartment is finished to the very highest standards as well. The venerable 364 CID OHV V8 was rated at 300 hp and it features the Dynaflow automatic transmission. During its restoration, the front brakes were upgraded to 1961 Buick disc brakes for safety and usability.
For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Caballero is in our Phoenix showroom.
1958 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon
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