1955 BUICK SUPER 8 2 DOOR COUPE COMPLETE ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING SURVIVOR CAR

Price: US $3,600.00 Item location: Delaware, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: SSR
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 55,009
  • VIN: 5B3026910
  • Color: RED & BLACK
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: RED
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1955 Buick SSR

VEHICLE IS SOLD AS IS WHERE IS, NO WARRANTY IS IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR GIVEN, ALL KNOWN ISSUES AS I SEE OR FIND THEM ARE LISTED, ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND PICK UP. NO RESERVE, ONCE VEHICLE IS PICKED UP IT IS OWNED, THERE IS NO RETURNS, AGAIN IT IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION.
FOR SALE, A COMPLETE 1955 BUICK 2 DOOR COUPE SUPER 8 SSR WITH 55009 ORIGINAL MILES, IT IS AND I WOULD CONSIDER IT A SURVIVOR. I GOT THIS CAR AT AN AUCTION AND WAS ABLE TO SPEAK TO THE OWNERS WIFE, VEHICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED IN PA, AND WAS TAKEN TO FLORIDA. THE PEOPLE I PURCHASED IT FROM GOT IT IN FLORIDA DROVE IT UP TO OHIO AND DROVE IT A FEW YEARS THEN PARKED IT AND COVERED IT IN A BARN IN 1999, THIS WAS THE LAST TIME IT RAN BUT IT WAS RUNNING WHEN STORED, NOT STORED BECAUSE IT HAD MECHANICAL ISSUES.I THINKTHIS IS AN IMPORTANT NOTE.IT DOES HAVE POWER STEERNG.
THE CHROME HAD PROTECTIVE CREAM PUT ON IT TO KEEP IT IN NICE SHAPE BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME PITTING AND OXIDATION. THE OWNER HAD RESTORED SOME OTHER CARS TO AN INCREDIBLE LEVELAND WAS INTENDING TO DO THE SAME TO THIS WHEN HIS HEALTH DETERIORATED AND AS IT GOES THE CAR SAT,BUT THIS IS NOT NECCESSARILY A BAD THING BECAUSE IT IS ALL AND I MEAN ALL ORIGINAL NUMBERS MATCHING CAR. IT EVEN HAS THE SPARE TIRE AND JACK, ORIGINAL RADIO, AND EVEN THE ANTENNA, IT IS SOLID AS CAN BE SOME RUST IN CORNERS OF FENDERS BUT NOT BAD AT ALL. THIS IS A RARE FIND IN GETTING A COMPLETE AND I MEAN ALL THERE BUICK, SAVING YOU TONS OF TIME AND ESPECIALLY MONEY RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO FIND TRIM, OR THIS ORIGINAL PART OR THAT PART, AS MOST OF THE TIME YOU GET THEM AND THEY WERE DONORS FOR OTHER CARS. THE GENTLEMAN WAS METICALOUS IN GETTING CARS THAT WERE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WORTHY OF RESTORING.
THE BAD I SEE SPLIT IN THE FRONT SEAT, SPLIT ON THE BACK SEAT UPPER BY WHERE THE HEAD WOULD BE, IT HAS SET SINCE 99 HASTHAT OLD STORED IN BARNSMELL BUT AS IT SITS OUT IN THE SUN IT IS GETTING BETTER, TRIED TO KEEP MICE OUTBUT SOME DID GET IN HOWEVER CAR IS NOT TORN UP TO HECK AND BACK BECAUSE OF THEM. PASSENGER WINDOW IS CRACKED, AND THERE IS OXIDATION ON THE BUMPERS,
WILL HOOK UPA BATTERY AND TEST ELECTRICAL AND SEE WHAT WORKS, SO KEEP CHECKING BACK AS I WILL UPDATE AS I WORK AND GO OVER IT. I WILL VERIFY WORKING CONDITION OF ENGINE THIS WEEKEND (WEATHER PERMITTING)AND TRY TO GET IT STARTED, AS IT CURRENTLY DOES NOT HAVE A BATTERY IN IT. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED AND STILL HAVE THE NUBBS ON THE SIDES OF THEM BUT HAVE SET FOR A LONG TIME AND WILL PROBABLY NEED TO BE REPLACED AGAIN.(I HAVE FILLED THEM MORE THAN PICTURED AND SO FAR THEY SEEM TO BE HOLDING AIR). THE WORST OXIDATON ON THE CHROME IS ON THE BACK AND FRONTBUMPERS BUT MOSTLY SURFACE AND COMPLETELY RESTORABLE, THERE IS A DENT IN THE TRUNK AND I BELIEVE IT TO BE THE ORIGINAL PAINT, BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN REPAINTED OVER THE ORIGINAL PAINT HARD TO TELL. AS ITIS PEELING SOME AND I SEE BLACK AND WHITE UNDER THE PAINT, THERE IS SLIGHT OXIDATION THROUHOUT BODY BUT ONLY SURFACE AND NOT ALL THE WAY THRU,AGAIN SOME RUST ON THE REAR CORNERS, THE HOSE FROM BLOWER TO VENTS NEEDS REPLACED AS WELL.
THIS IS A PICK UP ONLY AND BUYER WILL NEED SOMETHING TO HAUL IT WITH. AS THE ENTIRE MECHANICS AND SYSTEMS OF THIS CAR SHOULD BE GONE THRU ESPECIALLY THE BRAKE SYSTEM. THE CAR DOES ROLL AND CAN BE LOADED ON A FLATBED OR TRAILER WITH A WINCH. IT IS NOT IN A DRIVABLE CONDTION CURRENTLY AS THE GAS HAS SAT IN THIS CAR FOR 17 YEARS, IT IS MY GOAL TO AT LEAST VERIFY THE MOTOR WILL RUN AND WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS SO IF NOT DONE AT LISTING IT WILL BE DONE BEFORE LISTING ENDS. THIS CAR IS DEFINITELY WORTHY OF A RESTORATION WITHOUT HAVING TO GET EVERY SINGLE BODY PART IN ORDER TO DO IT, TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND REMEMBER THIS WAS KEPT IN A BARN OUT OF THE ELEMENTS AND WEATHER SO IT DID NOT SINK INTO THE GROUND AND RUST FROM THE BOTTOM UP. THEY HAD IT COVERED IN THE BARN TO BOOT. CLEAR TITLE IS IN HAND, PICK UP ONLY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ORIGINAL, COMPLETE CAR THIS IS IT, I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH, YOU COULD FIX IT UP AND KEEP IT ORIGINAL SOME MECHANICAL WORK AND ELBOW GREASE WILL DO WONDERS, LOOK AT TRUNK LID IN THE OPEN PICTURE TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW SOLID THIS CAR IS. YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A CAR THIS AGE IN THIS CONDITION TO BE A GOOD RESTORATION CANDIDATE.
OK HOOKED UP A BATTERY (IT WILL GO WITH THE CAR, SO FAR HORN, TURN SIGNALS, GAUGES, AMPERS MEASUREDJUICE AND TANK MEASUREDFULL, GOING TO SEE IF IT IS AND TRY TOGET ITDRAINED. HEADLIGHTS, BLOWER, AND BRAKE ON LIGHT ALL APEAR TO FUNCTION. I WILL GO THRU FUSES, SOME THINGS MAY NEED ENGINE RUNNING IN ORDER TO WORK. I WILL CONTINUE TO CHECK AND UPDATE SYSTEMS AS I GET TO THEM. IN OTHER WORDS THIS BEAUTY HAS A HEARTBEAT, NOW LETS SEE IF SHE CAN COME TO LIFE, AS THISIS MY GOAL. AGAIN IF NOT UPDATED BY LISTING TIME THEN CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FROM TIME TO TIME AND I WILL UPDATE THE LISTING
OK CHECKED THE FLYWHEEL WITH A BRAKER BAR IT DOES TURN SO ENGINE IS NOT SEIZED, STARTER IS ON THE GAS PEDAL ENGINE DOES TURN OVER SO STARTER WORKS AS WELL. WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE LISTING AS I FIND STUFF OUT. I DID LOOK UNDERNEATH THE CAR AND AGAIN IT IS SOLID AS CAN BE WHILE I SAW SOME SURFACE RUST NOTHING LOOKED ROTTED OR DESTROYED. AGAIN A SOLID SOLID CAR.
BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PICK UP, ITEM IS PICK UP ONLY OR BUYER ARRANGES FOR TRANSPORTATION,.ITEM MUST BE PAID FOR WITHIN 7 DAYS UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH ME. IF DEPOSIT IS NOT MADE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED, PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PERMISSIONS AND FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE TRANSACTION. ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE AND HAVE TRIED TO DISCLOSE ALL I KNOW AND SEE, ONCE IT PURCHASED IT ISOWNED, NO RETURNS, NO WARRANTIES. PLEASE HAVE THE DEPOSIT MADE WITHIN 48 HOURS OF AUCTION END. AGAIN BUYER ARRANGES SHIPPING I CAN BE HERE TO FACILITATE PICK UP. I HAVE A CLEAR TITLE IN HAND. IF A BUYER ARRANGES FOR A 3RD PARTY SHIPPING COMPANY TO PICK UP, I WILL CONSIDERAND YOU AGREE THAT DELIVERY HAS OCCURED AND IT IS A DONE DEAL WHEN PICKED UP. AS ONCE IT IS DELIVERED FOR PICK UP ITAN IT LEAVES MY POSSESION IT ISOUT OF MY HANDS AND BECOMES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BUYER OR THIRD PARTY TRANSPORTING CAR. I WILL NOT COMPLETE ANY DEALS OUTSIDE OF EBAY. I WILL ENTERTAIN BUY IT NOWS OR ADD ONE.

On Aug-23-16 at 08:24:57 PDT, seller added the following information:

OK SO HERE IS AN UPDATE, DISCONNECTED FUEL LINE, WORKING ON GETTING IT STARTED STILL, LOOKED OVER SOME ITEMS NOT WORKING INSIDE LIKE THE RADIO. I CAN SEE THE TUBES LIGHTING UP BUT NO SOUND, DID CHECK THE FUSES ONE WAS BURNED OUT REPLACED IT BUT AGAIN NO SOUND COULD BE THE SPEAKER. CIG LIGHTER DOES WORK, GOING TO CHANGE BULB IN DOME LIGHT, COULD NOT SEE ANY BURNED OUT FUSES IN FUSE BOX. WILL KEEP WORKING ON IT. IT IS TURNING OVER PRETTY SOLIDLY.

On Aug-23-16 at 12:06:49 PDT, seller added the following information:

OK, SO HERE IS ANOTHER UPDATE. WORKED ON IT TODAY, NOT GETTING A SPARK TO THE PLUGS, COIL WAS TESTED AND APPEARS TO BE GOOD, SO MY GUESS IS THE POINTS. I DO HAVE NEW POINTS IN A PARTS BOX I GOT 2 BOXES ACTUALLY.SO IT COULD BE THIS WAS ON THE FIX IT RADAR WHEN IT WAS PUT UP. CAR IS CRANKING ROTOR IS TURNING ON DISTRIBUTER CAP. SO AGAIN I SAY IT IS POINTS AND OR GAP ON POINTS, AT THIS POINT I WILL SEE IF I CAN GET SOME HELP TO GET IT GOING, BUT I HAVE LIMITATIONS PHYSICALLY DUE TO A FALL IN 14 THAT LEFT SOME RISIDUAL ISSUES IN STRETCHING AND ARM STRENGTH (FRACTURED PELVIS IN 2 SPOTS, BROKE UPPER RIGHT ARM IN 3 PIECES AND MESSED MY BACK UP) SO HARD TO WORK ON THIS FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AS I HAVE TO STRETCH AND BEND AND REACH TO GET TO THE DISTRIBUTOR. I DO THINK IT IS SOMETHING SIMPLE TO GET IT GOING, JUST OUT OF MY ABILITY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF EXERTION. I WILL INCLUDE THE POINTS TO THE WINNER. I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. NOT GIVING UP JUST NEED TO HAVE SOME HELP TO GO FORWARD LOLWILL KEEP AT IT.