Reprising a nameplate first used between 1936 and 1942, the Century was the ‘performer’ in Buick’s model line, combining the powerful V-8 engine of the Roadmaster with the lightweight body and chassis of the Special. A highly respected road car and capable of cruising at 100 mph, the Century clearly foreshadowed the big engine/lightweight chassis formula of the “muscle car” era. The handsome Model 66C Convertible Coupe offered such standard features as leather upholstery and an outside rear-view mirror, as well as a hydraulic power-operated front seat, convertible top and windows.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
200 bhp, 322 cu. in. V-8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, Twin-Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with coil springs and a Panhard bar, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 122"