Need help to find the original color etc.

Volcom_222

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Hi, i recently got a 1958 Buick Special and i need help to decode the body tag on it, i know its a canadian car, i would like to know the original color of the body and interior

Style 4439 -1958 Buick Special Riviera
Body no. 400033
B.S.O 357
Paint 4234 - Buick two tone
Trim 978

thank you
 
B.S.O 357 = two-tone Paint
Paint 4234 = two-tone with Heather lower and Mountain Haze Metallic upper

Trim 978, I don't have Canadian trim codes for 1958. You contact Vintage Vehicle Services and find out for a fee:


 

Volcom_222

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B.S.O 357 = two-tone Paint
Paint 4234 = two-tone with Heather lower and Mountain Haze Metallic upper

Trim 978, I don't have Canadian trim codes for 1958. You contact Vintage Vehicle Services and find out for a fee:


thanks for your help! Thats exactly the color it is now but i found some old registration paper that says its was red (24) and white (28).. cant find anything..
 
The Canadian Buick Parts Catalogue for 1958-64 full-size cars reveals several bits of information about the 900-series trim codes which appeared only on cars built in Canada. The attached catalogue page shows which body styles were built in Canada (certain higher-volume Special and Century models). The rest were imported from the US and employed US trim code nos.

The 4439 Special was available with 3-standard trim level codes using 400-series US nos. The 7-optional Custom trims were fancier, had carpet instead of rubber mats, and used bettter padding in the seat cushions. These Custom trim codes were in the 900-series and included 978.

On Special cars, the main color families that year were green, blue, and grey/black/white. There were a few choices of rust, beige, and turquoise. For color-keyed interior parts, code 978 used grey, black, or white items. The neutral colors would harmonize best with the rose exterior colors. The exact colors of the seat material could not be determined from the parts list. Most likely the seats were a grey or black fabric with white bolsters of Cordaveen (vinyl). The nearest US codes would be Custom trim 422 or standard trim 431.

The headliner, sunvisor, and some minor trim items were changed during the '58 model year from cloth to coated fabric. Early cars using code 978 had grey cloth in these areas. Late cars had ivory coated fabric.

In any case, the result is a beautiful car.
 

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Volcom_222

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The Canadian Buick Parts Catalogue for 1958-64 full-size cars reveals several bits of information about the 900-series trim codes which appeared only on cars built in Canada. The attached catalogue page shows which body styles were built in Canada (certain higher-volume Special and Century models). The rest were imported from the US and employed US trim code nos.

The 4439 Special was available with 3-standard trim level codes using 400-series US nos. The 7-optional Custom trims were fancier, had carpet instead of rubber mats, and used bettter padding in the seat cushions. These Custom trim codes were in the 900-series and included 978.

On Special cars, the main color families that year were green, blue, and grey/black/white. There were a few choices of rust, beige, and turquoise. For color-keyed interior parts, code 978 used grey, black, or white items. The neutral colors would harmonize best with the rose exterior colors. The exact colors of the seat material could not be determined from the parts list. Most likely the seats were a grey or black fabric with white bolsters of Cordaveen (vinyl). The nearest US codes would be Custom trim 422 or standard trim 431.

The headliner, sunvisor, and some minor trim items were changed during the '58 model year from cloth to coated fabric. Early cars using code 978 had grey cloth in these areas. Late cars had ivory coated fabric.

In any case, the result is a beautiful car.
Thank you!
where can i find the Canadian Parts Catalogue?
 

Volcom_222

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Trim 978 is black balboa cloth and ivory vinyl..
I would need to find where i can find the fabric for that.. must be rare..
 
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