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1956 Buick Century Series 60 Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1954 - 1958
Price : $2,961-$3,304
Weight : 4001 lbs | 1814.823 kg

Power

V 8
Displacement : 5277 cc | 322.0 cu in. | 5.3 L.
Power : 220 BHP (161.92 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.2 in | 81 mm.
Compression : 8.9:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Stromberg or Carter 2378
Transmission:
3 Manual , Automatic Variable Pitch Dynaflow

Production Figures

Total Buick Production for 1956 : 572,024
Total 1956 Century Series 60 production : 102,188
1956 Buick Century Series 60
Convertible Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 4,721
Deluxe Hardtop 4 dr. 6 P : 35,082
Hardtop 4 dr. 6 P : 20,891
Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. 6 P : 33,334
Station Wagon 2 dr. 6 P : 8,160

Dimensions

Hardtop
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Deluxe Hardtop
Price : $3,040
Weight : 3998 lbs | 1813.462 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Hardtop Coupe
Price : $2,961
Weight : 3888 lbs | 1763.567 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Convertible Coupe
Price : $3,304
Weight : 4043 lbs | 1833.874 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Station Wagon
Price : $3,255
Weight : 4078 lbs | 1849.75 kg
Seating Capacity : 6
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 205.0 in | 5207 mm.
Wheelbase : 122.0 in | 3099 mm.
Front Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.
Rear Track : 59.0 in | 1499 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent

Rear : Semi-independent

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 7.60 x 15

1956 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $2,050
Avg. Household Income : $4,450
Avg. Home : $11,700
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.22

The 1956 Buick Century Series 60 measures 205.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 122.00 inches.