My dad's first Buick was a 1950 Buick 4dr Special. I was old enough to help my father work on the car. I remember taking cross country trips in the summer with the car. My father liked Buicks and purchased three more - 1958 Special, 1963 Wildcat, and 1974 Electra.
My first Buick I purchased in 1973 is a 1969 Riviera (I still have it). I have wanted to get an older Buick like the 1950. My son and I found a nice 1952 Buick Super in Cleveland, OH and made a three day cross country trip this past year to pick up the car from a private party. It is in great shape with no missing parts. It has been garaged with no rust except for some pitting on the chrome. I have the original owner’s books and records. The car is original with everything working. The paint shows one re-spray. Original interior including the Mohair headliner is in great shape.
Plans are to have my son cut and buff the paint, as it shows to be dull and oxidized, general cleaning up and polishing, replacing rotted gaskets and rubbers, and finally enjoy driving her with my family and grandkids.