1972 Buick Centurion Convertible
The Buick Centurion is a full-size car built from the 1971 through
1973 model years. Replacing the Wildcat as the sporty iteration of
Buick's three full-size car lines, it slotted between the LeSabre
and Electra in the lineup. The car's emblem was not the traditional
Buick tri-shield, but a side profile of a centurion (a Roman
For consignment a mere 3 year run for this classic Buick, which
replaced the Wildcat. Several details that were quintessential
Buick were omitted with this car trying to look as if the company
was moving forward...these aspects being a lack of any hood
venting, and the loss of the tri shield badge, now replaced by the
Centurion. Progress? Well I can say this is one cool piece of early
1970 Detroit iron.
The large steel slab sided vehicle is bathed in Champagne Gold and
shows some early signs of underlying rust bubbling and previous
rust panel overspray. Overall, it is presenting nicely though, and
it sports a virtually new convertible top with all new mechanicals.
This is black canvas and the car arrives with a fiberglass tonneau
cover which is body matching. Gaps are well minded, and chrome is
good overall for the trimmings upfront, on the sides and in the
back. 15-inch Buick rally style wheels are on all 4 corners and are
wrapped in good rubber.
A swing of the massive door and we are greeted with miles of black
vinyl covering which mates up with some chrome trimmings, window
toggles, side view mirror joystick, and cranks and actuator.
Slipping inside we can snuggle up to the "Elkgrain" vinyl which is
a very close match for actual leather. These benches are in front
and back and all are very nicely preserved, also in black. A
splayed out V shaped dash in black with wood applique accenting,
lays out all the features right in front of the driver in a
panoramic view. All original gauges, levers, knobs, and controls
are present and accounted for as is the original steering wheel
fronting this dash. A factory AM/FM radio is seen, and A/C is also
an installed option. Black carping floods the floors and is in
excellent clean condition.
With receipts to prove it, a totally rebuilt drivetrain which
includes the big 455ci V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and
backed up by a TH400 3-speed automatic which pushes power rearward
to a 12-bolt 2.93 gear ratio rear axle...all rebuilt and ready to
roll for another 100K! Engine bay is unrestored and shows some dust
but no rust and some new bolt ons over time for general
Some light surface rust although very structurally sound with no
problems seen underneath. Power brakes in disc form are in front
and power drums for the back. Any repairs/replacements are well
documented with loads of paperwork and documentation.
Hopping inside one of these early 1970's classics I cannot help but
harken back to my high school days and driving these large and in
charge cars. This cool cat lit right up and leapt at the chance to
handle the test track. Idling is a smooth purr, and it handled with
cat-like reflexes, has good solid acceleration from the 455 cubes,
and all functions were working just great including the A/C blowing
cold. The top moves up and down smoothly, and the entire car is a
testament to maintenance and well keeping as it drives like a dream
and is a fab cruiser. I did notice some scratching on the drivers
side window glass, but mostly uneventful!
Make your arrival a big one with some large and in charge steel
with this 1972 Buick Centurion. Modern clean lines to usher in the
1970's and a beautiful color in the Champagne Gold life just does
not get any better with that top down and the 8 cylinders popping
with power to glide you down the highway. She's a looker for
67-2 Door Convertible
T-455ci V8 4bbl 225hp
Y-Wilmington, DE Assy Plant
122472-Sequential Unit Number
ST 72 46667-1972 Buick Centurion Convertible
BDY Y00236-Wilmington Body #
TR 458 A65-Black Elkgrain Bench
PNT 54 B-Champagne Gold, Black Top
10B-2nd Week October Build
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.