1950 Buick Special – Hot Rod – Justin Roberts

Ever since he was a child, Justin Roberts has loved the old 1950 Buick. This became his favorite car and he finally had a chance to make his own. Scroll down to read and see what he has done to his 1950 Buick Special Hot Rod.

Make sure to check out all of the photos at the bottom.

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What type of vehicle is this?: Hot Rod

Make, Model, Year of Project

1950 Buick Special

What stage is this in?

Somewhere between complete and not sure if it will ever get finished

When did you purchase it and for how much?

I purchased it 3 years ago for $2000

Why did you choose this vehicle?

I saw one as a child and ever since, it has been my favorite car.

What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.

This car was rough.

It had no interior, the engine barely ran and it had rust everywhere.

What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?

Interior, lots of mechanical and electrical work. Frame swapped to 87 Caprice frame and drive line. Channeled 6″ over framAir Ride. Built engine.

Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?

The engine is a sbc350 with 4 bolt main – 0.30 over;

Vortec heads

Comp Cams Nostalgia 300HP+ cam, lifters, push rods and timing set

Edelbrock RPM intake

Summit 600 Carburetor

MSD ignition and distributor.

Holley stealth Sniper EFI kit with Holley Hyperspark full ignition system.

TH400 has a B&M shift kit.

AGM battery. 100 amp chrome alternator. HiTorque mini starter.

Hidden bluetooth radio.

1966 El Camino front bench seat and a 1999 Mustang rear seat.

AirLift V2 air ride (3/8″) controller, dual ViAir 440c compressors, AirLift 6″ front bags, Firestone 7″ rear bags.

Where have you purchased your parts?

Atlanta Air Ride



Summit Racing Equipment.

Interesting things regarding this car?

In regards to the small peddle car seen in a few shots.

That’s just a peddle car from speedway. I built it into a stroller when he was first born. Then as he got older I turned it back into a peddle car.

Check out the pictures below, make sure to click on the picture to see the full version.

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