We get as wrapped up in stuff as anyone else. Following all these big builds all over the place with guys shoving massive turbos into tube chassis cars capable of running harder and faster than full tilt racers can skew your vision on simple, pure, awesome cars. That may have been the case with us when we saw Wayne Dennmore’s 1966 Buick Special. From the blue tint on the windows and headlights to the mismatched wheels, to the Buick 455 under the hood, the M&H tires on the rear, and the big Lakewood ladder bars this is one killer car. It runs hard and reliable, drives very well, and takes a few of the above mentioned elements that would seem to conflict on paper and makes them as right as rain. The other good thing is that we can verify that the Buick is capable of doing some of the most awesome burnouts we have seen in a long damned time! As you’ll see below, Wayne didn’t “embarrass the family” when he let all that torque loose on the sticky M&Hs.
Simplicity is a thing we seem to be losing in hot rodding. It seems like guys are less and less apt to build a car like Wayne’s in favor of something with EFI, an overdrive transmission, more handling capability, or an LS engine. The fact that this car is packing those 455ci of Buick power makes it exponentially cooler in our book. It would still look neat with a Chevy engine in it, but it would not be the same car by a long shot. Wayne did this car by himself with help from buddies and paint by Ash’s Body Shop in Weymouth, Massachusetts. It is amazingly clean and pulls off a cool late 1960s street racer vibe as good or better than anything we have seen in some time. At first glance you think, “Cool a rough old street racer!” Then you get up close to this thing and you realize it is as clean and nice and straight and awesome as anything you’ve ever laid eyes on!
There were ample opportunities to go over the top with this car, but Wayne stuck to his guns (and what his wallet would allow) and ended up with a street machine that is 100% BangShift approved.
YOU KNOW HOW WE LIKE TO ROLL, WE’RE GOING TO TELL THE STORY OF THIS 1966 BUICK THROUGH PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS!
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