1956 Buick Century Series 60 Convertible Coupe Vehicle Profile

1956 Buick Century Series 60 photograph

1956 Buick Century Series 60 photograph

1956 Buick Century Series 60 photograph

1956 Buick Century Series 601956 Buick Century Series 601956 Buick Century Series 60
Convertible Coupe
When Buicks were given names in addition to numbers for the 1936 model year, the Model 40 became 'Special,' the 60 'Century,' the 80 'Roadmaster,' and the 90 'Limited.' The 60 was smaller and lighter than the 80 and 90, yet powerful enough (thanks to its 165 -horsepower 320 CID straight -eight engine) to hit 100 miles per hour, which the British called 'doing the century.' As the fastest Buicks of their time, the 1936-1942 Centurys could run sustained speeds of over 95 miles per hour, which earned them the nickname 'banker's hot rod.'

The Century name was shelved through WW II and the early '50s but resurrected for 1954, using the same proven formula of wedding Buick's smaller, lighter body to its largest, most powerful 322 CID V8 engine. The model line included a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe, a convertible and even a four -door wagon, all wearing four chromed portholes simulating open exhausts above the dramatic chrome sweep on each front fender.

The engine's output increased from 200 (SAE gross) horsepower in 1954 to 236 in 1955 and 255 in 1956. The 1955 (mid-model-year) Special and Century Riviera (along with their Oldsmobile 98 Holiday counterparts) were the first four-door hardtops.

Fondly recalling his father's 1956 Special two-door coupe, the current owner sold a Special convertible in 1999 to buy this Florida-based Century ragtop.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2018 1
2017 2
2012 3
2011 3
2010 3
2009 3
2008 1
2007 1
2006 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$44,000$44,0001
2017$37,500$66,0002
2012$23,667$37,0003
2011$37,000$58,5003
2010$40,667$66,0003
2009$30,517$38,5003
2008$50,600$50,6001
2007$6,800$6,8001
2006$62,700$62,7001
2003$64,900$64,9001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 6C4007183
Sold for $44,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY
Sold for $9,000
  2017 Leake - Tulsa
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 6C2056546
Sold for $66,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 Buick Century 4-Door Hardtop
Sold for $6,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kansas City MO
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible 322 CI, Automatic
Sold for $37,000
  2012 Mecum - Des Moines, IA
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible 322 CI, Automatic
Sold for $27,500
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY COUPE
Chassis#: 6C2006725
Sold for $31,500
  2011 McCormick's - Auction 51-Palm Springs, California
 
1956 Buick Century 4-Door Hardtop
Sold for $21,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Dallas, TX Auction
 
1956 Buick 60 Century Hotrod
Chassis#: 6C202930
Sold for $58,500
  2011 Bonhams - The Wallace 'Wally' Lewis Collection
 
1956 Buick Century 2-Door Hardtop
Sold for $30,500
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible Coupe
Sold for $66,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1956 Buick Century Series 60 image  
1956 BUICK SPECIAL CENTURY
Sold for $25,500
  2010 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY STATION WAGON
Sold for $38,500
  2009 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2009
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY
Sold for $16,750
  2009 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM STATION WAGON
Sold for $36,300
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM STATION WAGON
Sold for $50,600
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Las Vegas 2008
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY
Sold for $6,800
  2007 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 
1956 Buick Century Series 60 Convertible
Chassis#: 6C1009321
Sold for $62,700
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1956 Buick Century Series 60 image  1956 Buick Century Series 60 image  
1956 Buick Century Convertible
Sold for $64,900
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY FOUR DOOR HARDTOP
Sold for $7,100
  2001 Kruse Auction - San Antonio, TX
 

No Sale

1956 Buick Century Series 60's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Buick Century 4 Door 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1956 Buick Century 2016 Mecum : Chicago$10,000  
1956 Buick Century 2016 Mecum : Chicago$15,000  
1956 Buick Century Street Rod 2013 Auctions America Auburn Spring$25,000  
1956 Buick Century Convertible6C30593852012 Russo and Steele Scottsdale   
1956 BUICK CENTURY 2010 Silver Auction Portland$8,250  

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