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For Sale: 1955 Buick Century in Concord, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

If you're a fan of chrome, hardtops, and cool cruising, then this 1955 Buick Century Riviera will certainly hold a special appeal. It has that ideal classic look to ensure this coupe impresses everywhere it goes. And it's even loaded with the right features, including cold-blowing A/C and a recently serviced V8.

Dover White and Cherokee Red are the factory-correct colors that perfectly showcase what premium 1950s classic motoring is all about. After all, the white is sandwiched by a red that follows the sweeping side trim as well as the red roof that shows off the special hardtop that makes this a Riviera. It's believed that this one was given a comprehensive frame-off restoration in the 1990s, and it has been treated with respect ever since. That's how the two-tone continues to radiate so nicely. So you know you're going to love taking this one to the car shows. And with a shine this nice, only the best brightwork will do. That means it is complete and brilliant on the sweeping side trim; you get the famous four portholes that signal this is a Century are bold standouts; and the large and intricate grille has a 10,000-watt smile. As you look at the wide whitewall tires, you see that even the wheel package contributes to this coupe's red, white, and shine theme.

The red continues inside, and now its joined by shades of tasteful gray. You can really tell the difference a comprehensive restoration makes by the quality condition seen right down to the details. In fact, the gray shows off both the premium and useful side of this classic. It intertwines nicely on the seats with comfortable cloth inserts and piping to contrast the red. Also, the textures everywhere from the seatbacks to the door panels show off a thoughtful total presentation. And the darker gray charcoal carpeting means you won't be checking for dirty shoes before family and friends go for a ride (and there's going to plenty of them wanting to go along in this chrome king.) The Buick crest steering wheel is thin and has that kind of instant sense of grip that we seemed to have lost over the years. The dash combines sporting elements like machined panels with elegant dials for a distinctively upscale appearance that still feels premium today. And you're going to love all the original features this one has including the AM radio that's there for display. Plus, you have the true classic air conditioning system located in the trunk, and it still knows how to keep the car cold! So feel free to roll down all the windows on and show off the Riviera pillarless hardtop, even in the summer.

Buick's 322 cubic-inch V8 is the correct motor for the coupe. So you'll love how the engine bay looks authentic, including the blue block, gloss black components, and correct decals. And the reason this looks so clean and authentic is also the secret to why this one is such a great cruiser today. There was a big investment within the last year in comprehensive work. Includes fundamentals that are new or rebuilt, such as an alternator, points distributor, wires, plugs, fuel pump, valve covers, gaskets, belts, and a four-barrel carburetor. It makes for an exceptional strong and eager motor. Buick's Dynaflow transmission offers a smooth operation and power steering is always welcomed in a cruising coupe like this. Plus, there's more investments in the master cylinder power brake pump, new brake lines, front shocks, springs, control arms, bushings, and rear shocks. So this one feels terrific going down the road.

This Buick hardtop has the look and investments of a well-respects life. Don't miss out on this stunning and loaded '50s classic. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Buick Century
  • Listing ID:CC-1411099
  • Price:$42,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Century
  • Exterior Color:Cherokee Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:82187
  • Stock Number:6073-CHA
  • VIN:6B2036815