If this 1962 Buick Special restomod looks familiar, that’s because it’s seen a lot of attention in its lifetime. After sitting in stock form until 2002, Ted and Sue Richardson decided it was time for a makeover.
Barrett-Jackson states the 1962 Buick underwent a complete transformation at Hot Rod Fabrication in the state in Washington. The hot rod shop placed the Buick on an Art Morrison chassis with special coilovers, dropped a Buick 455 big-block V8 engine under the hood and paired it to a six-speed manual transmission and added high-performance brakes.
As for the design, it has been finished in a black and minty green hue, matching the hand-stitched green leather seating found inside.
So, why would this Buick look familiar? It went on to be a top-five finalist for in the 2003 Stree Machine of the Year competition, was on the cover of Custom Rodder, and was even immortalized in Gran Turismo 4 in 2004 for players across the world to race.
With this kind of attention comes price and it isn’t cheap. The 1962 Buick Special is currently going for $150,000, but we’d say it’s worth every single penny.