1958 Buick Model and Style Codes
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1958 MOD

The 1958 MOD line on your cowl tag indicates the body style which should always agree with the STYLE line on your cowl tag.

The prefix (if present) indicates the model year. This is redundant with other information on the tag.

58 4437
58 1958 Model Year

The model code is the specific model for your Buick. The style code should repeat this information with some extra details. This is useful in identifying the specific model of your Buick in just three digits and this code is (in my experience) the most often used way to refer to the specific model of your Buick.

58 46R
Special - 40 Series
41 4 Door 6 Passenger Sedan
43 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Sedan
46C 2 Door 6 Passenger Convertible Coupe
46R 2 Door 6 Passenger Riviera
48 2 Door 6 Passenger Sedan
49 4 Door 6 Passenger Estate Wagon
49D 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Estate Wagon
Century - 60 Series
61 4 Door 6 Passenger Sedan
63 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Sedan
66C 2 Door 6 Passenger Convertible Coupe
66R 2 Door 6 Passenger Riviera
69 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Estate Wagon

Super - 50 Series

53 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Sedan
56R 2 Door 6 Passenger Riviera

Roadmaster - 70 Series

75 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Sedan
75C 2 Door 6 Passenger Convertible Coupe
75R 2 Door 6 Passenger Riviera

Limited - 700 Series

750 4 Door 6 Passenger Riviera Sedan
755 2 Door 6 Passenger Riviera
756 2 Door 6 Passenger Convertible Coupe

I have seen cases where two stars are stamped onto the tag after the model code. I do not yet know what this means.

 

STYLE

The STYLE line on your cowl tag indicates the body style which should always agree with the 1958 MOD line on your cowl tag.

The prefix (if present) indicates the model year. This is redundant with other information on the tag.

58 4437
58 1958 Model Year

The first digit indicates the GM division.

58 4437
4 Buick

The second digit indicates the Series. Note that 40 and 60 series are grouped together as they are built on a similar chassis and are different than the larger 50/70/700 series.

58 4437
4 40 Series - Special
6 60 Series - Century
5 50 Series - Super
7 70 Series - Roadmaster
8 700 Series - Limited

The final two digits are the body style code. Note that "Hardtop" designates a style where there is no upper frame around the door glass and there is no body pillar between the front and rear doors (aka, no "B pillar"). It is the same basic body style used in a convertible, but with a "hard top". 

58 4437
11 2 Door Sedan
37 2 Door Hardtop
39 4 Door Hardtop Sedan
67 2 Door Convertible
69 4 Door Sedan
93 4 Door Station Wagon
95 4 Door Hardtop Station Wagon

There may be extra letters after the style code to indicate additional information about the body.

58 4437X
T ??? Unknown, but is listed in 1958 Body Manual for model 46C on page 13-2.
X Body is equipped with electric power assists

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