1955 Buick Century Series 60

The 1955 Buick Century was one of Harley Earl's personal favorite designs. Buick's ad campaign pointed out that the car was 'At the Forefront of Fashion - Thrill of the year,' and was it ever. With a sweeping side body line, strong face, and jet-age tail, it had embodied everything that made the Mid-50's GMs the pinnacle of American car design.

Like muscle cars of the mid- to late- 1960s, the 1955 Buick Century was built on the smallest Buick platform available for the year, but powered by the division's largest engine. This combination of light weight and high horsepower was appreciated by law enforcement agencies, many of whom used them for patrolling freeways and turnpikes where they were well suited for high speed pursuits. Of the 737,330 Buicks manufactured in 1955, a mere 268 were Century two-door sedans.


Related Reading : Buick Century History

The name Buick Century was the model name utilized by the Buick division of GM for their line of full-size performance cars from 1936 until 1942, from 1954 until 158 and from 1973 until 2005 for a mid-size vehicle. For the 1936 model year Buick renamed its entire model lineup in celebration of the engineering modifications and design advancements over their 1935 models. For this lineup, the Buicks....
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1955 Buick Century Series 60 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

Chassis Num: 6B6051939

Buick produced 5,588 examples of the Century Convertible Coupe in 1955. This example has been given a complete body-ff restoration since new and finished in orange. It has a white power-operated convertible top and an abundance of chrome accents. ....[continue reading]

1955 Buick Century Series 60 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl

Buick's new performance car, the Century, was based on the lighter Special body and the more powerful Roadmaster engine. These models had four ventiports on each front fender. Standard equipment included tubeless tires, directional signals, front and....[continue reading]

Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 6B6051939 
Convertible Coupe
 

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1955 Century Series 60
$3,173-$22,520
1955 Buick Century Series 60 Price Range: $2,547 - $3,173

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Buick
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)253,807
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)285,089
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)241,892
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)405,086
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)572,024
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)738,814
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)444,609
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)488,755
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)303,745
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)404,657
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)588,439

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