Another 54 Buick Century With Factory Heated seats??

Discussion in 'Cars and Parts For Sale Leads' started by 68 Wildcat, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    I doubt heated seats were around in the 50's

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-car...ry/1451573074?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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    • Kilometers
      120,000
    • Drivetrain
      Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
    • Fuel Type
      Gasoline
    • No. of Doors
      4
    • No. of Seats
      2




    Description
    1954 Buick Century V8 - 322 Cu In. – 4 BBL. Dynaflow-Automatic, starts right away and runs clean. Factory heated front seat, New parts include: Radiator,Floor Pans, Truck, interior. Good tires, paint in good condition. The cars needs a headliner. Stop by for a test drive….great buy at $10,900 Thanks for looking.
     
  2. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Some of the older buicks had a heater under the seat to help heat the back of the car. That may be what they are alluding to.
     
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  3. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    That makes sense, Thanks!
     
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  4. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    '59 has a 'Y' shape duct that blows the heated air into the rear compartment under the front seat.

    That said, Cadillac & Buick (at least) had actual hot water / fan dispersed under seat heaters in the 1940s.
    What a '54 has, I am not sure.
     
  5. 68 Wildcat

    68 Wildcat Wildcat parts? What Wildcat parts?

    I can find something to love on almost any year Buick, but the rear ends of the '54's look unfinished and clumsy to me.

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  6. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    Claims it's in a '55 :
     
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  7. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    That's what is under my driver's seat. '54 Buicks hae the same. heat is directed unto the driver's feet and rear floor
    Another heater/ defroster directs air to the front right floor board or entire windshield. seoerate fans and seperate fan swithces control the air flow. The righthand heater/defroster is supplied with fresh air. The underseat heater recirculates cabin air. The heat is thermostically controlled. Set the temp and the thermostat opens or closes a valve on the hot coolant line to the heaters
     
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  8. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

  9. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    On the lower roll of the instrument panel just to the right of the ignition switch are three knobs and two switches which control the heating, defrosting, and ventilation of the car.
    HEATER AND DEFROSTER OPERATION
    The operation of the heater and defroster controls is relatively simple by just remembering, heat goes up and cold goes down. Control up, maximum heat. Controls down, maximum outside air. The blowers are boosters under either set of conditions.
    Left Hand Control
    Up, regulates thermostat, the higher the warmer in-car temperature. Down, outside air for ventilation. The farther down the greater the amount of air. Switch (at top) operates underseat heater. Heats floor, particularly rear. Air circulation is summer. Has high and low position.
    Center Control
    Up, regulates amount of air to windshield for defrosting or cooling. For maximum defrosting winter range control should be in full up position. Switch, above Auxiliary Vent Control (R. H. knob) acts as booster for low car speeds, or when parked.
    Right Hand Control
    Up, allows outside air to enter through auxiliary hater, mounted at right hand kick pad, onto front floor. May be used for heating and de-fogging in winter. Must be down when defroster (center control) is up. However, may be used proportionately with defroster. Down - Outside air for ventilation. The farther down the greater the amount of air. May also be used in winter to provide air for defrosting when outside air intake is plugged with ice or snow.
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