OWNERS NAME: Al PadillaYEAR: 1955MAKE: BuickMODEL: Century ConvertibleSUB MODEL: 66C
Only 5,588 Buick Century Convertible – Model 66C cars were produced by Buick, a Division of General Motors, in 1955 equivalent to 0.76% share of all 1955 Buicks. The 1955 Buick slogan was “Thrill of the Year is Buick” and the Century was nicknamed the “Bankers Hot Rod” due to the lighter chassis and being equipped with a 322 cui Fireball V8 capable of producing 236 maximum horsepower and 330 ft-lbs of torque coupled to a Dynaflow automatic transmission.
This car is also equipped with power windows, 4 way power seats, power top and power steering. The car weights 3,950 pounds and the original base price was $2,991.00.
This “ragtop” was recently acquired in the State of Texas where the previous owner performed an older 7 years complete and an extensive frame up restoration to its original condition. The Century has won several Best of Shows awards and holds a Buick Club of America (BCA) Senior Preservation status. The car will now reside in South Florida and its ready to be enjoyed and shown to possibly obtain such award status for a second time.