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BUICK CENTURY

2-door and 4-door 5-seater fastback saloon/estate car/ coupé.

GM's 'intermediate' range was drastically down-sized (600lbs lighter and 18ins shorter than previous model), and had unpopular Aeroback' saloon style similar to Chrysler/Talbot Alpine shape. Conventional chassis, shared with Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles, and choice of V6 or V8 engines. V6s, once built by Buick, had been sold to Kaiser-Jeep in 1967 and brought back in 1974! Shape unpopular, replaced by more formal style for 1980. Very rare indeed in Britain.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3216cc/3791cc (V6 OHV), 4942cc/5733cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1977 to 1979  
Number produced:
170,00 approx