For Sale: 1955 Buick Century in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gorgeous body off frame restoration! Known as the "Hot Rod" Buick. The Century has the same smaller body as the lower priced Special and the higher horsepower Roadmaster engine.

EXTERIOR: Very handsome looking car! You see 55 Chevys, when's the last time you've seen a 55 Buick? The body is absolutely straight, clean and rust free. It's painted real high gloss Cherokee red. At the time of restoration all the chrome and trim were restored or replaced. The fourth porthole designates it has the Roadmaster engine under the hood. The black power convertible top was all restored. It sits proud on a set of 40 spoke Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with reproduction white wall tires.

INTERIOR: Great looking matching red interior with glove soft genuine leather upholstery. The metal trim has been painted smooth and glossy. The instrument panel, gauges, knobs, steering wheel all look great. Seat belts have been added in front.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It's restored to factory new condition. It has the Roadmaster Fireball V8 with it's stock components including the valve covers, air cleaner and stickers. It features power steering and power brakes. All the components look clean and proper. It has a reproduction battery. All the metal surfaces are painted very neatly. The wiring looks like it's replaced.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: The trunk compartment is one of the nicer ones I've seen. It has a complete padded liner kit in excellent shape. There's a fifth matching wire wheel with the spinner and white wall tire. It also has a jack assembly. Under the trunk lid and the jamb are painted slick. The weatherstrip and well liner were replaced.

UNDERSIDE: The body was off of the frame for restoration. The underbody is immaculate metal that's been prepped and painted the body color. The chassis is painted black. The steering and suspension have been completely rebuilt. The brakes were rebuilt and have a power brake booster under the car. It has a single exhaust with a glass pack style muffler. The fuel system was replaced. Looking up at the motor is very clean, so is the Dynoflow automatic transmission. The drive shaft and the rear end look like they've been restored.

SERVICE: We inspected the car and ended up changing the oil and filter, rebuilt the wiper motor and replaced the switch, tightened the visors, replaced exhaust and intake gaskets.

This is a beautiful, classy car. You're paying for the restoration, the car is free!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle. Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail. **These cars are displayed in a museum. If interested in a particular car, make an appointment with a salesman to see that car. Without an appointment there is an admission fee to enter the showroom. If you buy a car, your admission will be refunded, and you will be given a 1 year membership.

815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Power steering
Power brakes
Power top
Power seat
Power windows
Power antenna
Dynaflow trans
Leather upholstery
5 Wire wheels
5 White walls
Fuel door trim

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Buick Century
  • Listing ID: CC-1783943
  • Price: $98,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Buick
  • Model:Century
  • Exterior Color:Cherokee Red
  • Interior Color:Red Leather
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:21260
  • VIN:6B6051939
Listed By:
Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073

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