Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by Smartin, Jan 15, 2005.
Bad top but nice interior. Original solid two-owner Florida/Minnesota car with 81K actual.
Yep, saved it from ignominy!
Spent 2.5 hours in the seller's driveway washing it down inside and out before driving it away. The dirt was so thick, you could barely tell what color everything was! But a complete, practically nothing-missing car with unripped seats and an uncracked dashpad. And a RED engine that runs like a top and fries it's right rear with seemingly half-throttle!
Looks like someone took their keys to the paint though...
You keeping it??
Yeah, lots of chips.
And a dent in the passenger door, but not a fatal one.
Haven't decided what to do with it; already have a few people expressing interest.
Say Adam, you'd know this: what VIN code indicates the hi-po 455? This thing sure is strong! Engine's sure dirty, though. And somebody spray-painted the 455 sticker on the aircleaner black! :rant:
The VIN =
4 - Buick
P - Centurion
67 - Convertible
T or W - engine option (T = std 455, W = hi po 455)
2 - 1972 Model Year
X, Y, C - Assembly Plant
xxxxxx - production number
I've got "T", but it sure is sprightly as-is.
And another one for sale in the Netherlands....
Hi Erik, that is not a 71 as mentionned in the link. Got mine for 1/2 the price.
Liked the list of options:
Aller Luxste Uitvoering
Alles Electrisch, Zoals De Kap, Ramen , Stoelen Enz Enz:
what is the Enz Enz ? the noise that it makes when cranking ? :laugh: :laugh: :Brow:
I got it ! sorry for the poor picture quality ! I was in the dark.
I let the specialists translate ! :laugh:
TR 468? 75-B PNT
Erik - correct, but there are only 5 digits in the body number in 1971 and 1972. In 73, there were 6 digits.
B is Black.
This is Jean-Luc's VIN:
Here is his registry page:
What an impressive knowledge in Buick science !!! :Smarty:
Got an other pic which is not better but help confirm the reading of the first one . Apparently, the doubtful letter is a B
Thanks my friends for all these clarification. At least I am now sure the car has not changed its colour since 1971 (Red + black interior).
For those looking for rear courtesy lamp lens for 71-74 LeSabre/Centurion convertibles, these are now available from <www.classicbuick.com> #FUSCL326 @ $18.00 a pair.
Original #983826 GRP. 11.928
Norman, where can these be ordered?