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Having noted the auction text to the effect that this car, as a 1955 prototype, incorporated some 1954 features, I found it an irresistible "I Spy" challenge to ferret out such features.  Head hanging and eyes cast down, I must admit that I could find only two:  the 1954-style engine oil filler planted in the valley cover, as opposed to the 1955 dual filler/breather caps in the rocker covers; and the plain 1954 brake pedal pad, as opposed the 1955 version that boldly proclaims "Power Brake."

 

Can anyone here top my lackluster results?  

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I suggest that you verify "your" information more carefully before making your "I Spy" observations.  Many like you seem to have a lot to learn about Buicks. The only cars that had a pedal that said (Power Brakes) were cars that had Power Brakes;  a Treadlevac system that was complicated.  Many 1954 to 1956 Buicks were produced without them and had a (plain Brake pedal). I also own another 55 Century Tourback sedan that has a plain brake pedal.   Additionally, you missed another difference in the photos; it has a 1954 radiator. There are a few more differences if you choose to look carefully.

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Early 55's had the oil filler in the valley cover , mid year put the filler in the valve covers .

Bill

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I was parked next to this car at the 2012 meet in Concord, NC with my production 4 dr hardtop  model 63 where we compared differences.  The most notable differences were the door panels and cloth pattern.  I hope that whoever buys this car will bring it to some National meets so we can compare again.

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Maybe this should end up in Henry Shane's "Cars of Yesteryear" collection in Metairie, Louisiana,

alongside the 1954 which Charles Coker also owned as part of the famed Harrah's collection -

reputedly built for Bill Harrah

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13 hours ago, 47buicknut said:

I suggest that you verify "your" information more carefully before making your "I Spy" observations.  Many like you seem to have a lot to learn about Buicks.

Tough crowd

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2 hours ago, lancemb said:

Tough crowd

     Iancemb -- guess you're right.  But I don't recall having ever encountered such unpleasantness here before.

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It might have caught me poorly if I found my car being picked apart on the forums...  I now find myself rereading everything I type to make sure it doesn't come across wrong.

 

I love this car....wish I could afford it!  Good luck with the sale.

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He wasn't being critical. Only trying to see if he noticed the differences. I spy some hurt butts...

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This is the car that Bob Coker used to own and had restored. I remember seeing it at the BCA national meet in Charlotte, NC in 2012.

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