1952 Buick Eight Special Deluxe

Vintage American style in black and chrome

Consistently one of our most popular cars, "Jack" is an automotive embodiment of "Vintage Americana". Classic venues like Leeds' The Sonnet House and Montevallo's American Village are an excellent backdrop for his vintage American style. In the 1950s, Buick cars were not the stodgy, ultra-conservative models of recent years -- then, they had a reputation for beautiful styling and superior quality. Many folks even preferred Buicks over Cadillacs in this period. Their advertising slogan was straight-to-the-point: "When Better Automobiles Are Built, Buick Will Build Them". And they did!

We purchased "Jack" in Hershey, Pennsylvania in October, 2011, at the world's largest annual car show and swap meet -- with only 47,000 original miles. He had been owned by the same family for almost his entire life, and was in stunning original condition. We didn't plan to buy a car on the trip, but couldn't pass up this piece of history. Since we were without a car trailer, we actually drove this car 930 miles back to Birmingham -- with no problems! This is truly a testament to a well-cared-for vintage automobile.

What's in a name?

The name "Jack" is a nod to our step-grandfather, who in the days of this car was one of Buick's loyal following -- pictured above with his very own Buick Special.

  • "Coats Classic Cars was a great choice for our transportation. We rented "Jack" the black Buick. It reminded us of an old gangster car. The driver was very nice and he even allowed a small detour so we could take some nighttime romance pictures with the car. Our guests also loved being able to take pictures with the car. I loved the looks/stares and honks we got from other cars while riding to the hotel. Jack is quite handsome. I recommend CCC for any special occasion and would use them again myself when I have another special event." -Paige and Shea, married at Rucker Place

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