1955 Buick Century Conv. $69,000.

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  1. 68 Wildcat

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  2. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    And to think that when I was 17 I had a 55 Century Conv.
     

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  3. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    IF yours was as nice Fred, IF you still had it, could be part of the retirement plan.
    Still wish I had most of the cars I've have sold or otherwise. Problem is where to keep them all.

    Tom T.
     
  4. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Love the exterior combination but what were they thinking with that color interior, way off from factory unless the photo hue is off. It's way too bright of a blue
     
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  5. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    In 1960 , went to look at a 55 century conv same color on a
    used car lot, I was driving a 56 special 2dr.
    The car wouldn't start, Guy said "it run great , just need some
    tender loving care " . Lifted the hood to check it out.
    NO air cleaner and the hood padding over the carb ( just over
    the carb ) was GONE ! Old Buicks don't run well on hood
    insolation. Let that one go !
    Bill
     
  6. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    So did I. But I was 18. I regretted selling it within two weeks and I still do.
    As to the OP, That car looks very nice, but it isn't a 100 point car. I checked Concept Carz prices and here's what I found: in 2007 one sold for $101,200; in 2008 one sold for $69,300, and in 2011 another brought $70,000. Since the 2011 sale the highest price paid (these are actual selling prices) was $51,700. Draw your own conclusions.
     
  7. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    the color looks like vinyl for a runabout boat
     
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  8. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I wasn't crazy about the interior colors either. My '55 Century ragtop didn't mix the seat colors - it was solid red leather. I don't think the dash in the OP car is correct either. Mine was black - but so was the car. I don't believe that the purplish blue was a factory color.
     
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  9. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    I agree John,
    IIRC all convertibles for '55 had solid color leather seats..
     
  10. 322bnh

    322bnh Well-Known Member

    Only the red was solid color.
     
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  11. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    thanks,
    I didn't recall correctly....
     
  12. chucknixon

    chucknixon Founders Club Member

    On colors, compare the outdoor photo of the car and the dash and visor color to body color, much closer. Interior photos of seats is taken inside a garage where probably under fluorescent light and turns it purple.

    My $0.02
     
  13. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Proud Liberal

    Still way to bright for the proper color
     

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