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1956 Buick Models


Buick Model Designations

Body Types

Special

40 Series

Century

60 Series

Super

50 Series

Roadmaster

70 Series

Sedans 4-Door

41

--

52

72

Rivieras 4-Door

43

63

53

73

Convertibles

46C

66C

56C

76C

Rivieras 2-Door

46R

66R

56R

76R

Sedans 2-Door

48

--

--

--

Estate Wagons

49

69

--

--

Wheelbase

122"

122"

127"

127"


Fisher Body Style Codes

Year

Model

Doors

Type of Body

Top Style

Fisher Style

Image

1956

41

4 dr

Special Tourback Sedan

Post

56-4469
1956

43

4 dr

Special Riviera Sedan

Hardtop

56-4439
1956

46R

2 dr

Special Riviera

Hardtop

56-4437
1956

46C

2 dr

Special Convertible

Softtop

56-4467TX
1956

48

2 dr

Special Tourback 2 Dr. Sedan

Post

56-4411
1956

49

4 dr

Special Estate Wagon

Post

56-4481
1956

63

4 dr

Century Riviera Sedan

Hardtop

56-4639
1956

63D

4 dr

Century Deluxe

Riviera Sedan

Hardtop

56-4639D no image
1956

66C

2 dr

Century Convertible

Softtop

56-4667X
1956

66R

2 dr

Century Riviera

Hardtop

56-4637
1956

69

4 dr

Century Estate Wagon

Post

56-4481
1956

52

4 dr

Super Sedan

Post

56-4519
1956

53

4 dr

Super Riviera Sedan

Hardtop

56-4539
1956

56C

2 dr

Super Convertible

Softtop

56-4567X
1956

56R

2 dr

Super Riviera

Hardtop

56-4537
1956

72

4 dr

Roadmaster Sedan

Post

56-4719
1956

73

4 dr

Roadmaster Riviera Sedan

Hardtop

56-4739X
1956

76R

2 dr

Roadmaster Riviera

Hardtop

56-4737X
1956

76C

2 dr

Roadmaster Convertible

Softtop

56-4767X


1956 Buick Production *

Model

Doors

Type of Body

Production

Percent of Production

41

4 dr

Special Tourback Sedan66,97711.7 %

43

4 dr

Special Riviera Sedan91,02515.9 %

46R

2 dr

Special Riviera113,86119.9 %

46C

2 dr

Special Convertible9,7121.7 %

48

2 dr

Special Tourback 2 Dr. Sedan38,6726.8 %

49

4 dr

Special Estate Wagon13,7702.4 %

411

Special Series - Stripped Chassis960.0 %

413

Special Series - Stripped Chassis5760.1 %

61

4 dr

Century Tourback Sedan (prototype?)10.0 %

63

4 dr

Century Riviera Sedan20,8913.7 %

63D

4 dr

Century Deluxe Riviera Sedan35,0826.1 %

66C

2 dr

Century Convertible4,7210.8 %

66R

2 dr

Century Riviera33,3345.8 %

69

4 dr

Century Estate Wagon8,1601.4 %

52

4 dr

Super Sedan14,9402.6 %

53

4 dr

Super Riviera Sedan34,0295.9 %

56C

2 dr

Super Convertible2,4890.4 %

56R

2 dr

Super Riviera29,5405.2 %

520

Super Series - Stripped Chassis10.0 %

521

Super Series - Stripped Chassis3360.1 %

531

Super Series - Stripped Chassis1440.0 %

72

4 dr

Roadmaster Sedan11,8042.1 %

73

4 dr

Roadmaster Riviera Sedan24,7794.3 %

76R

2 dr

Roadmaster Riviera12,4902.2 %

76C

2 dr

Roadmaster Convertible4,3540.8 %

721

Roadmaster Series - Stripped Chassis1440.0 %

731

Roadmaster Series - Stripped Chassis960.0 %
  Total Listed Production572,024



* Production Numbers for 1956 sourced from "The Buick-- A Complete History" Cross referenced against the numbers listed in "Standard Catalog of Buick: 1903-2000" 


Hemmings Book of Buicks lists the production value at 535,364 which is 36,660 short-- probably accounted for by the confusing listing of the model 63D versus the model 63, and the inclusion of the stripped chassis that were built for some models. I believe the higher number is accurate as listed by the other two sources listed above. - Budd