Being a product of one of the first American Automobile manufacturers typically means that any Buick is steeped in history. And while that’s no doubt the case with this 1955 Special, it can also be said the near eight-decade old body shell has had some life injected into it. This resto-mod project has reportedly had no expense spared. Under the hood is a wildly more powerful engine, with an output figure on par with modern-day supercars. Inside is a brand new custom interior, while everything else has been painstakingly brought up to speed so as to handle all the extra power. And with just 75 miles on the clock since the build completion, this Buick Special is practically new.
Finished in black, the Buick Special channels the hot-rodding culture of yesteryear thanks to its large, staggered-size rims by Boyd Coddington Wheels and visually-imposing blower peeking out of the hood. The low stance is courtesy of a Ridetech coilover air ride suspension system. Inside this Buick resto-mod, is a custom interior finished predominantly in red, including the head liner. The dash-top sports a carbon effect finish, and the beveled gauges are neatly integrated into the center.
The star attraction of this build is what lies under (and pops out of) the hood. Rated at 647hp, this Buick Special sports a 383sbc with a Dart block. It features an all-forged rotating assembly, necessary for the TBS 671 blower (aka a supercharger). Willwood brakes sit behind the open wheels to add much-needed stopping power, while the front end is taken care of with a Fat Man front half with Mustang power rack and polished tubular control arms.
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