1954 Buick Century
1954 Buick Century
1954 Buick Century - 2 Door Hardtop When Buick was designing their first automobile to reach 100 miles per hour they needed a name to match. Well one executive on a return trip from the UK stated that there driving 100 was referred to as "doing the century." This name stuck and was actually paired with Buicks produced between 1936-1942, 1954-1958 and 1973-2005. With the 50 models they took the same ideas with the Century pairing the lightest weight Buick body with their most powerful engine. This beautiful 1954 Century has a stunning exterior look. These were the first year for ventiports on a Century which add a touch of style you just can't beat. Coated in two tone Maroon metallic with White the car shines beautifully out in the sun and always draws a lot of attention. These cars were fitted with some of the coolest trim pieces ever designed running across the rear fender and following the body line down over the wheel well. All of that original stainless is in place with a nice finish. All of the glass is in good shape as well and has been tinted. These cars had a ton of chrome and those large original bumpers and grill are nicely mounted in place. It rides on spoke wheels with spinner style center caps and wide white wall Bias tires. Getting those wheels turning is the original style 322 Buick Nailhead V8 motor that starts up smoothly and runs well. It is all painted in the original style Buick Green and utilizes the original style of components with even the original decals on the valve covers. It has a 4 barrel carburetor that is topped with a aftermarket style air cleaner. Behind the engine is a Dynaflow 2 speed automatic transmission. The interior of the car is complete in a matching Red with Black. The two tone them was worked in the seat upholstery, door panels and dash. The split front bench seat is comfortable. The dash is kept mostly original with all of the stock style knobs, switches, gauges, etc. The column with column shifter is painted to match and topped with the original steering wheel. The trunk of the car has been all nicely carpeted and houses the spare wheel. This is a great looking car that drives and shows very well.