1973 Buick Centurion Convertible original 455ci V8

1 hit ID #21080

Description

The large steel slab sided vehicle is bathed in Carmine Red and shows some signs of underlying rust bubbling and previous rust repair and overspray. This rust is kept to the lower body and the upper panels, while rust free, are showing cracking, crazing, and rather large paint blister on the driver's side of the hood. Even with its flaws this big cruiser still has the pizzaz and styling that modern cars cannot replica. From the large chrome front bumper to the vertically barred grille to the chrome bezel headlights and ancient Roman Centurion hood ornament this car oozes class. A black canvas top is on and is power actuated.
A swing of the massive door and we are greeted with miles of white vinyl covering which mates up with some chrome trimmings, wood applique, window toggles, side view mirror joystick, and door actuator. The panels are lightly soiled and have yellowing but remain intact. Slipping inside we can snuggle up to the multi-patterned white vinyl with some sections a very close match for actual leather. These are buckets forming a bench in the front and in back a sprawling bench with room for 3 or more. All are original material, and we note some repairs, aging and light color fade. A splayed out V shaped dash in black with wood applique accenting, lays out all the features right in front of the driver in a panoramic view. All original gauges, levers, knobs, and controls are present and accounted for as is the original steering wheel fronting this dash. A factory AM/FM radio is seen, and heavily worn brown carping floods the floors and is in usable but poor condition.
Residing under the long heavy hood is an original 455ci V8 topped by a 4-barrel carburetor which has had new points and a new condenser recently installed. This is backed up by a numbers matching TH400 3-speed automatic which pushes power rearward to a 10-bolt 2.93 gear ratio rear axle. The engine bay is unrestored and shows some dust and light rust but still is wearing a nice coating of Buick red engine paint.

Attributes

Make Buick
Model Centurion
Year 1973
Mileage 98200
Engine 455ci
Interior Color Neutral
Exterior Color Burgundy
Transmission Automatic
Number of Cylinders 8
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 4P67T3Y199192
Fuel Type gas

$ 8500.00