1956 Buick Riviera

Posted in 1950s, Buick, Classic Cars, Rivieria by Richard

1956 Buick Riviera is a very special type of car. It was produced 4,354 pieces which was less than 1% of the total production of Buick cars. It had 322 cubic-inch V8 engine which could produce 255 horsepower, and could accelerate up to 110 mph. When found, the Odometer read 30,600 miles. But the good news is that paint, chrome, and interior remained original. It could accelerate from 0 to 60 miles within 11.7 seconds.

The name “Roadmaster” was first used in 1936. In fact, it was a special event to celebrate their engineering improvements and advancements. Only 1956 Buick Riviera series 80 was known as Rooadmaster. It is also believed that out of all Roadmasters, the cars which were built from 1946 to 1957 were the best cars Buick ever produced in its factory.

This 1956 Buick Riviera model reappeared in 1991 and the manufacturer kept producing it until 1996. Also, Sedan model was produced in 1992.

Specifications: The engine of this 1956 Buick Riviera is located at the front side of the car. It is a rear wheel powered car. The price ranges 3,500 dollars to 3700 dollars. It weighs 4,240 lbs or 1,923.232 kg. You will be amazed to know that total Buick production was 572,024 pieces. No doubt it is a very big amount. Total convertible coupe was produced 4,354 pieces. HardTops were produced 24,770 pieces, Hardtop Coupes were produced 12,490 pieces, and total Sedans were produced 11,804 pieces.

Sales: According to 16 Auctions, the average sale of 1956 Buick Riviera is 40,135 dollars, the lowest is 4,200 dollars and the highest is 99,000 dollars. Also, analyzing the sales pattern, we can understand that 2002 was the worst year for this car. But fortunately, sales improved. 2006 and 2008 were the best in terms of the sales of the car.

1959 Jaguar XK150

Posted in 1950s, Classic Cars, Jaguar, XK150 by Richard

Roadster: This model is believed to be the most elegant Jaguars Sport Car. It was produced only 190 pieces from 1958 to 1961. Only 72 cars had automatic transmissions system. It is powered by a 210 horse power engine, and supports four wheel disc brakes. It was the first car built with this feature.

Roadster Chassis Num VS17159: It was produced in1957. This model had Dunlop disc brakes installed. When it comes to performance, both XK150 and XK140 are the same. It was expected to sell at 140000-180000 dollars, but finally sold at 154000 dollars. Only 2265 pieces were made.

Roadster Chassis Num: T831505DN, Engine Num VS1469-9: It was sold at 135000 dollars. The odometer of this car reads 39000 miles, and last nine years it passed only 2000 miles. It scored 96+ and capable of accelerating up to 136 mph. You can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles within 7.3 seconds.

Roadster Chassis Num T831686DN: It was first produced in 1957 to compete against BMW 507 and Mercedes 300SL. It is believed that it was the best XK ever produced. Only 1466 pieces were produced until 1961. In 2009, it was brought to sell at RM auctions, but remained unsold. Then, in 2010, it was sold at 121000 dollars.

Coupe Chassis Num T835997DN, Engine Num VS1731-9: This model was produced fewer than 200 pieces. It is believed that it competed in several local competitions. In 2010, it was brought to an auction, but not sold. The expected price was 115000-145000 dollars.

Specifications: 1959 Jaguar XK150 was produced from 1957-61. Its weight is 3060 lbs or 1387.993 kg. It can accelerate up to 60 mph within 7 seconds and capable of reaching up to135 mph or 217.215 km/h.

Sales: According to 60 auctions, the average sales value of 1959 Jaguar XK150 is 88351 dollars, lowest is 9632 dollars, and the highest is 325911 dollars. 1959 Jaguar XK150 was sold well in 2011, though since 2004 the sales have been fine.