Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.© 2015 General Motors LLC. Used with permission, GM Media Archive.
1955 Buick Century Hardtop
Featuring the same body and 122-inch wheelbase as the more economically priced Special series, the up-market Century has a 236-horsepower V8 Roadmaster engine, making it the “hot rod” Buick. (Note the fourth “port hole” in the front quarter panel, signifying this car has the higher-power engine.) The car could easily cruise at 100 mph, hence the Century moniker. Base price for the original 1955 Century was $2,601.

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5 thoughts on “Cars of the GM Heritage Center: An Insider’s Look

  1. Great rendition — especially of the Cadillacs. When will we ever see another Cadillac to rival those shown here? We need a new icon without worrying about fuel efficiency and “organic” greenness.

  2. A bright red Cadillac convertible was my ideal car when I was a kid and it still is. They don’t make such gorgeous cars any longer.

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