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Buick Century at Barrett-Jackson


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Dave,

I saw that car in a preview probably 15 minutes before it auctioned and they scanned around it. It was pretty nice but that is high for this economy.

The announcers said it woudl be a bargain because of the cost of chrome. If you had to do a restoration to that level, the cost of chrome would make you hesitate.

The seller made money if it sold for that much.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the cost of chrome would make you hesitate.

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The "cost of chrome" for that crate was about 10%, or less, of the strike price. Been there, done that.........Bob

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I saw that TV segment and thought Finally some recognition for the Buick Century. It was a beautiful car, but somehow, I feel time has slighted Buick as a great American car during the 50's. As a young man, I used to go the the drag strip at Westhampton, NY on Sundays. I always wanted to see a 57 Century go up against a 57 Chevy. Even with Dynaflow, the Buick could really haul. My mom had a 57 Century convertible and I can attest to the real snap in your neck when you hit the gas in that baby.

Who do you think would win between the Century and the Bel Air?

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Landau1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Who do you think would win between the Century and the Bel Air? </div></div>

I think it would depend somewhat on the transmission / rear end set up in each car, but the 322 had a chunk more power than the Chev V8 (at least in 1956) and the Buick engine design was always pretty torquey, so I think my money would be on the Century.

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