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Decoding vin (color) Buick century 1955


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8 hours ago, Ron of Chicago said:

Looks like this is a Buick Century Convertible, Paint code D I believe is Windsor Gray. Having 2 D's would mean that the center and lower color is the same. I think the No 1 denotes the Convertible top.

 

true 

just checked

indeed it's windsor grey but what 1 stands for when it comes to the top color? 

also what about TRIM code 15S, WHAT does that mean? thanks

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For the first time the Buick Master Chassis Parts Book defeated me.  I agree it was Windsor Gray, probably agree the second color was also Windsor Gray , but I have no idea what the 1 was for.  The 1960 Master Parts only tells me D stood for windsor Gray.  I didn't look at the Trim number.  I already felt defeated, but I think the man was right.  I had a 1956 that was yellow on top and bottom with Coral in the middle and the three letters agreed with that.

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After looking at the second picture. Was this car from France? Maybe that is why the numbers do not make sense. I have never seen one. Do you have a picture of the entire vehicle? My Catalog of American Cars shows all the interior codes as a three digit number starting with 4

 

Please keep me posted

Ron

P.S. You could try to contact Scott Mich BCA #6619 here on the AACA site. He seems to know quite a lot about Buicks but he hasn't been on for a while.

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5 hours ago, Ron of Chicago said:

After looking at the second picture. Was this car from France? Maybe that is why the numbers do not make sense. I have never seen one. Do you have a picture of the entire vehicle? My Catalog of American Cars shows all the interior codes as a three digit number starting with 4

 

Please keep me posted

Ron

P.S. You could try to contact Scott Mich BCA #6619 here on the AACA site. He seems to know quite a lot about Buicks but he hasn't been on for a while.


here is the car

dont know if it came from France. But wanna know now what was the original color of interior as well as color of convertible top? Thanks

attached r photos of the car but bear in mind that this is not original color as it was repainted 

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5 hours ago, Selim said:

 

I dont know if it came from France. 
 

 

 

That second 'General Motors (France)' label shown in the first post more or less confirms its a French-market Buick.  Are there extra red reflectors on the rear; either mounted on the trunklid or the bumper?  France usually required extra lighting on the rear.

 

Craig

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Trim tag decode:

 

BUICK MOTOR DIVISION
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
FLINT, MICH.

1955 MOD. 55-66C
STYLE No 55-4667X
BODY No G 1584
TRIM No 15 S
PAINT No 1DD
TOP    ACC
BODY BY FISHER

 

Buick model 55-66C
55 = 1955 model year
66C = 2-door convertible, 6-passenger

 

Fisher body style number 55-4667x
55 = 1955 model year
4 = Buick
6 = Series 60/Century
67 = 2-door convertible, 6-passenger
X = with power windows/seat/top

 

Body No G 1584
G = body built at Flint, MI
1584 = 1,584th 4667X built at Flint, MI

 

TRIM No 15 S
Trim 15 = Red Leather, available on Flint built model 66C only
S = Power seat - 4-way (ACC code)

 

PAINT No 1DD
1 = Black convertible top
Paint code DD = solid Windsor Grey Metallic

 

Top code stamped with paint code

 

ACC. (accessory) option codes:

S  = stamped on trim line = Power seat - 4-way

B = Heater and defroster

 


Frame (Chassis No.) serial number decode (commonly used as the VIN):
6B1058325 (hard to read, should match plate in driver's door jamb)
6 = Series 60/Century
B = 1955 model year
1 = final assembly at Flint MI
058325 = sequential number, range for Flint in 1955 was 001001 to 244927

 

 

Engine (Moteur No.) serial number decode (could also be used as VIN in the USA):
Vxxxxxxx6 (hard to read, should match number stamped on driver side of engine)
V = V8, used before engine number 1,000,000 reached in 1955
xxxxxx = sequential number, range for 1955 was 720,080 to 1,460,022
6 = Series 60/Century

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4 hours ago, sean1997 said:

Trim tag decode:

 

BUICK MOTOR DIVISION
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
FLINT, MICH.

1955 MOD. 55-66C
STYLE No 55-4667X
BODY No G 1584
TRIM No 15 S
PAINT No 1DD
TOP    ACC
BODY BY FISHER

 

Buick model 55-66C
55 = 1955 model year
66C = 2-door convertible, 6-passenger

 

Fisher body style number 55-4667x
55 = 1955 model year
4 = Buick
6 = Series 60/Century
67 = 2-door convertible, 6-passenger
X = with power windows/seat/top

 

Body No G 1584
G = body built at Flint, MI
1584 = 1,584th 4667X built at Flint, MI

 

TRIM No 15 S
Trim 15 = Red Leather, available on Flint built model 66C only
S = Power seat - 4-way (ACC code)

 

PAINT No 1DD
1 = Black convertible top
Paint code DD = solid Windsor Grey Metallic

 

Top code stamped with paint code

 

ACC. (accessory) option codes:

S  = stamped on trim line = Power seat - 4-way

B = Heater and defroster

 


Frame (Chassis No.) serial number decode (commonly used as the VIN):
6B1058325 (hard to read, should match plate in driver's door jamb)
6 = Series 60/Century
B = 1955 model year
1 = final assembly at Flint MI
058325 = sequential number, range for Flint in 1955 was 001001 to 244927

 

 

Engine (Moteur No.) serial number decode (could also be used as VIN in the USA):
Vxxxxxxx6 (hard to read, should match number stamped on driver side of engine)
V = V8, used before engine number 1,000,000 reached in 1955
xxxxxx = sequential number, range for 1955 was 720,080 to 1,460,022
6 = Series 60/Century

 

Million thanks

 

just one question regarding body color Windsor grey, is it metallic not regular as u mentioned? Cos the only grey ones I see on the net are regular Windsor grey not metallic ones. 
 

would love to see an example of Windsor grey metallic car original or close to original color 

best

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thanks guys

does anyone have a clear photo of a century 1955 convertible 1955 in windsor grey color? trying to find a model on the net for how it looked originally. exterior, red interior, and dash in windsor grey but couldnt find anyone except for the jay leno's one which was retro not in original colors

thanks

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