The Buick Invicta bowed for the 1959 model year as the full-size performance replacement for the Buick Century. Style was the name of the game as the Invicta featured design lines that ran from the eyebrows over horizontally arranged double headlights all the way to the diagonally-canted rear fins. The Balfour cloth interior was available in four colors and matched that of the LeSabre, with the addition of a deluxe steering wheel, an electric clock, and an instrument panel cover.
The Buick Invicta could be had in two-door hardtop, two-door convertible, four-door hardtop, four-door sedan, or four-door wagon configurations. Equipped with the Nailhead 401 cubic-inch V8, the Invicta produced 325 horsepower.
Our feature 1959 Buick Invicta, known as “Blue Suede Shoes,” bears little resemblance to its factory specification. As the subject of an eighteen month-long build by Kindig-It Designs for the TV show Bitchin’ Rides, over thirteen thousand hours and $715,000 was invested to create the stunning SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show car. This Invicta has received numerous awards including Top Five Hot August Nights, Top Twelve Finalist Goodguys Custom of the Year, Multiple Goodguys Builders Choice Awards, Best in Show at Kool Deadwood Nights, Best in Show at Counts Car Show, Top Five Dickinson Car Show, and many other Best in Show or Best in Class trophies.
Finished in masterfully applied deep blue and white, many custom touches have been incorporated into the Invicta’s exterior. The custom grille is a cast-molded assembly, the door handles have been sculpted into the side trim, and the unique EVOD wheels have wide whitewalls built into them. Wilwood power disc brakes tend to stopping duties.
Inside the Buick Invicta, the fully custom interior by JS Interiors of Salt Lake City is awash in blue suede and leather with contrasting white stitching and brown accents. The seats all feature baseball glove-style lacing in the centers. Custom Dakota Digital gauges reside in the dash, and a full Kicker IQ sound tends to the auditory entertainment. The interior theme is carried into the trunk, with the same blue leather, suede, stitching and lacing used throughout.
Powering the Buick Invicta is a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 backed by a GM Performance 4L80E automatic transmission. The LSA has been dressed to resemble the original Nailhead engine. The engine bay is beautifully painted and polished in the same glorious blue as the exterior.
This stunning custom Buick Invicta rides on an Art Morrison chassis with a front tubular independent suspension, coilover shocks, and a rear four-link. It has been fully sorted, with multiple long-distance trips to its credit.
This stunning Buick Invicta will cross the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event taking place from January 22nd to the 30th.