Friday, June 22, 2012

Ten Fine Fifty-Nines

Yes, we love the '59 Buick, and think overall that it's pretty much a masterpiece. We discovered back in the day that it was pretty fast too, which is why we raced a '59 Invicta coupe that became known as the "Winningest Buick of all Time."  We're pretty darn fond of the '59 and we like to show fine restorations and original factory photos whenever we can.

But that's not to say that there aren't some pretty terrific examples of customized '59s out there. So just for fun, we went out and found ten cool custom '59s to show you. The come from different schools of thought- some are scallop painted, one is flame painted, one is matte finished, they interpret the basic styling of the '59 Buick in different ways. Two common themes stick out- they're all coupes, and they're all lowered- because the '59 looks the coolest when its the lowest. Oh, and we've got a surprise at the end.

So take a minute and give a glance to Ten Fine Fifty-Nines:

Oh, and just for fun- here's a customized '59 that was more than half way to Miami before it was sunk by the Coast Guard. We're betting it would have made it, too. 

And while we're at it, why not listen along to the Medallions and their hit song, "Buick 59:"


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