It’s not really an uncommon thing to see a clean Chevy or Ford adorn the parking spots of any given, custom rod meet. In fact, it seems as though “Bowtie” and “Blue Oval” iron has been the staple diet over the last several years for most rodding enthusiasts. Even Mopars don’t seem to hold prominence like Chevys and Fords do in the world of custom rodding.
All that is about to change, however, with the introduction of this beautiful, 1956 Buick Century custom wagon. A radical departure from the usual, this custom Buick wagon features a 455 Olds with dual-quads, backed by a turbo-400 trans. It also uses disc brakes to bring the whole thing to a halt, which, with a dual-carb 455, is going to take a thick pad.
Aside from these less-than-minor technicalities, the wagon itself took two years and hundreds of hours to build, but these hours worked were certainly not done in-vain; the finished product was one that combined old-school performance with a showroom-quality finish.
Quality-built show rods are always fun to gawk at, especially when they’re built from such an unusual platform. Also noticeable about this particular build is the decadence of the interior and the sharp choice in color contrasts. It’s also not often that Buicks are published in the motor-enthusiast press, or at least they don’t seem to receive nearly as much coverage as the more popular makes.