Its lavish exterior instantly evokes images of a time when prohibition was just being lifted and the World's Fair in Chicago was celebrating ""A Century of Progress."" This 1933 Buick Model 58 Victoria restomod is a looker all right, and it also features smooth running power under its lengthy hood, as well as a nice collection of features you won't often find on cars in its niche. With a fuel-injected 350 V8, a 700R4 automatic, custom suspension, and an elegant red paint .....
job wrapped around a bespoke leather interior, this fancy Buick streetrod promises plenty of future, fun-filled miles.
This generously proportioned Pre-War antique boasts off-the-charts curb appeal, amplified by the attention grabbing Red paint job that covers it's elegant flanks, sweeping fenders and floorboards, and eye-popping Art Deco style. There's no arguing that the 1933 Buicks were among the best-looking cars of the period and the modifications on this handsome sedan do nothing to diminish those looks. The Red paint is a 'look at mee' choice that only builders confident in their bodywork dare to choose, and the rounded, sculpted, swooping shape of this big Vickie has never looked better. In 1933, two-tone paint jobs were the norm, so seeing a monotone finish is very exciting, more so because it's a smooth, shiny, and lustrous modern red finish that really looks great. With that being said, a simple, gray pinstripe encircles the car just for a bit of contrast, culminating out back into a cool airbrushed design in the center of the trunk. Obviously, a ton of time and money went into this build, and they made sure that all the bodywork was ready for primetime, which means the big hood, trunk, and doors fit well, all the panels are aligned just right, and period details like the giant headlights, hood ornament and side vents, and rear luggage rack were all retained. The roof hasn't been chopped, nothing has been shaved or frenched, and even the bumpers are still in place " giving the car an upscale, dignified look that really fits the period. With several years on the build there are a few signs of use, but there's no question that this was a very expensive build and it still shows like a top driver-grade streetrod today. It features a sturdily constructed steel body and fenders, so there'll be no worries about the stress cracks that can occur with its fiberglass-clad counterparts. In front, a pair of fog lights and chromed horns sit below the big headlights, turn signals are mounted on the fenders, rubber runners and step plates protect the running boards, while out back the vintage luggage rack was re-chromed and painted to match the theme. Every additional piece of chrome and brightwork on display looks to be in top form as well, including the beautiful front grille, ornate side mirrors, and even the shiny trunk latches and taillight stalks look amazing out back.
The custom-built gray interior shows off a lot of high-end workmanship and is very well-appointed and comfortable, with a pair of leather-covered buckets up front and roomy matching bench in the rear. The pleated hides are upscale and have yet to develop any discoloration or signs of from use. It's actually quite remarkable how clean and untouched everything is inside, including the headliner, door panels, and carpets, and with expensive-looking woodgrain on the window sills and dash, things feel very upscale inside. Along with all of its timeless vintage charm, there are some really welcome comfort and convenience features on board that make frequent driving a pleasure, including a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel atop a tilt column, power windows, drop-in cup holders, shoulder seatbelts up front, a Pioneer AM/FM/CD/AUX head unit that powers upgraded speakers stashed throughout the cabin, and a Vintage Air A/C system that was seamlessly integrated into the painted dash. There's a collection of upscale VDO digital/analog gauges ahead of the driver, and the keep a close eye on the modern drivetrain powering this Buick, which is a good thing because you're going to want to drive this beauty long distances. With that in mind, there's plenty of room for three out back, while the trunk was neatly finished with gray carpets and can easily carry light luggage.
This classic Buick offers a great driving experience, evidenced by the PowerTour decals on the back glass. The fresh 350 V8 crate motor fitted into its tapered engine compartment has plenty of power, runs very smoothly, and is equipped with an LT1-style tuned-port injection system with new injectors that were recently installed, an EZ wiring harness, long-tube headers, and an HEI ignition to up its performance. There's plenty of eye-candy under the hood too, from the finned valve covers and matching intake, the chrome alternator and power brake system, and all the neatly run plumbing, wires, and hoses that serpentine around the block. Just behind the motor is a rebuilt 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission whose overdrive gear makes for engine-sparing, low revs at highway speeds as it spins a heavy-duty Currie 9"" rear end stuffed with 3.50 gears. The added Fatman Fabrications Mustang II front end provides a wealth of benefits, including Heidts tubular A-arms (upper and lower), power front disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, a responsive and precise power rack and pinion steering, a Pete & Jakes rear panhard bar, upgraded shocks, and a nice smooth ride thanks to the heavy-duty frame. The soundtrack comes to life thanks to the throaty Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and that perfect stance is enhanced with 15"" wire wheels at all four corners wearing 215/75/15 front and 235/75/15 rear whitewall radials.
It's not often that you come across the combination of stylistic flair and strong drivability in a rare Pre-War classics, but that's exactly what's offered in this 1933 Buick Victoria. Call today!