First making the scene in 1959, the Buick Invicta series debuted as a full line of sporty models from the Tri-Shield brand, including two-door and four-door body styles for convertibles, hardtops, and station wagons. Sometimes referred to as “the banker’s hot rod,” the Invicta nameplate saw a rather limited lifecycle, with two generations offered over just four years, followed by a brief reappearance in concept form in 2008. Nevertheless, the original Invicta still offered head-turning styling and a good amount of excitement under the hood, two features that are both enhanced with this customized wagon build.
Pieced together by Color On Wheels, a hot rod shop out of Denver, Colorado, this 1959 Buick Invicta Station Wagon simply demands attention. The characteristic chrome front end, creased styling lines in the flanks, sizable tail fins, and polished trim bits see to that, while a two-tone pink and white color scheme intensify the wagon’s impressive aesthetic to a whole other level. Huge chrome wheels sit in the corners, tucking under the fenders and staggered in width for a forward-leaning, tire-roasting demeanor.
The eye-popping styling continues into the cabin, where this 1959 Buick Invicta boasts a fully customized interior space. The upholstery is done in two-tone gray, while polished chrome houses new gauges and digital readouts behind the wheel. Don’t forget the TCI Outlaw shifter in the central tunnel. Seating is comprised of bucket seats front and back, with space for four passengers total, while the rear cargo area is clean and neat.
Pop the hood, and you’ll find a mammoth 502 cubic-inch Ram Jet V8 engine, which delivers 502 horsepower to the rear wheels by way of an automatic transmission. Everything is neatly tucked and highly polished, providing onlookers with a jaw-dropping show in the engine bay.
Now, this 1959 Buick Invicta Station Wagon heads to the upcoming RM Sotheby’s event in Palm Beach, Florida as Lot 1158, with an estimated value set between $50,000 and $60,000.
Source: RM Sotheby’s