A “Nailhead” 264-cu.in. Buick V-8 resides between the three portholes (“Ventiports,” in official Buick speak) fenders. Buick named the engine the Fireball V-8 and rated it at 150 horsepower with 240 lb-ft of torque. Documents indicate that this is the original engine. It run very smoothly and “sounds like a classic Buick.” the Dynaflow two-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and doesn’t emit any clunks or thumps. Codes on the factory trim tag identify the original (and current) color combination as Malibu Blue on the body with Carlsbad Black on the roof. the car has been stored inside when not in use.