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1956 Buick Century Series 60

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This Buick Century convertible began life as the personal vehicle of GM Vice President of Styling Bill Mitchell, protégé and successor to Harley Earl. Because of his position, he enjoyed a fair amount of latitude when it came to creating custom cars and was responsible for more than 50 concepts and customs during his 42-year career. GM documentation confirmed that this car was built with 225 unique features and trim cast in brass - a form of construction that GM reserved for special vehicles. On build sheets, the car was referred to as 'Buick Century 1956X'.

It was found in a garage in 1991 disassembled and with the trim piled and scattered but with a 1964 letter from Buick Motor Division stating it was the car built for Mitchell. Restoration began in 2010 and was completed in 2019.

Most of the 225 features remained intact even if hidden within the car but some had to be remanufactured. A few features include a '1956X' grill plate, a 2-tone paint scheme, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with knock-off hubs, side-exit exhausts, a performance-tuned V8, powered front swiveling bucket seats, tachometer, power telescoping headrests, and chrome foot pedals.

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1956 Buick Century Series 60 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Buick Century Series 60

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Buick Century Custom
Sold for USD$60,500
  2022 Mecum : Glendale
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible
Sold for USD$39,600
  2021 Mecum : Chicago
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 6C2056546
Sold for USD$63,800
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Houston
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible
Sold for USD$34,100
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1956 Buick SPECIAL ESTATE
Sold for USD$37,000
  2021 GAA : February 2021
 
1956 Buick Century
Sold for USD$15,400
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1956 Buick Century Estate Wagon
Chassis#: 6C2022016
Sold for USD$28,600
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 6C4007183
Sold for USD$44,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY
Sold for USD$9,000
  2017 Leake - Tulsa
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 6C2056546
Sold for USD$66,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1956 Buick Century 4-Door Hardtop
Sold for USD$6,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kansas City MO
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible 322 CI, Automatic
Sold for USD$37,000
  2012 Mecum - Des Moines, IA
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible 322 CI, Automatic
Sold for USD$27,500
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY COUPE
Chassis#: 6C2006725
Sold for USD$31,500
  2011 McCormick's - Auction 51-Palm Springs, California
 
1956 Buick Century 4-Door Hardtop
Sold for USD$21,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Dallas, TX Auction
 
1956 Buick 60 Century Hotrod
Chassis#: 6C202930
Sold for USD$58,500
  2011 Bonhams - The Wallace 'Wally' Lewis Collection
 
1956 Buick Century 2-Door Hardtop
Sold for USD$30,500
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1956 Buick Century Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$66,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1956 BUICK SPECIAL CENTURY
Sold for USD$25,500
  2010 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1956 BUICK CENTURY STATION WAGON
Sold for USD$38,500
  2009 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2009
 

Buick Century Series 60s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1956 Buick Century Series 60's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Buick Century Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1956 Buick Century 4 Door 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1956 Buick Century 2016 Mecum : Chicago$15,000  
1956 Buick Century 2016 Mecum : Chicago$10,000  
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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