Buick Century 1955 Turquoise/Polo White
Buick started manufacturing the line of upmarket performance car under the Century banner between 1936 and 1942, with its first production automobile capable of reaching a speed of 100 mph, hence the name Century, which was reputedly taken from the British motoring slang ‘doing a century’ i.e. 100 mph!
The Century marque was resurrected in 1954 matching their signature lightweight, small Buick Special body to its largest V8 engine! The result was a powerful performance car which came either as a 4-door saloon, a 2-door coupé, 2-door convertible or 4-door hardtop station wagon. The Buick Century name survived into the 21st Century with many modifications, upgrades and redesigns along the way. In 1956, the starting price for a Buick Century was $2963.
This model of the Century 1955 is based on the 2-door coupé. Decorated in a bright turquoise and white two-tone scheme with white roof and turquoise interior, the car is registered in Texas as PZ 3579. The highly detailed whitewall tyres also feature a turquoise trim and there is a wealth of silver/chrome trim to the radiator, bumpers, headlights and wheels, rounded off by the flowing Buick/Century lettering above the rear wheels and on the bonnet.
Manufacturer: Oxford Diecast