1971 Centurion Formal Coupe

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. derek244

    derek244 Gold Level Contributor

    You rock man!

    Beautiful car!!!! :beer
  3. Hector

    Hector '79 Buick Limited

    Very nice car,great color and condition.Your plan for it is a good one!
  4. Eric B

    Eric B John 3:16

    That car is awesome. I would not have hesitated to buy it if I didn't already have one. :beer
  5. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    holy macaronio... That is one nice ride you got there... It even has the color I am considering repainting mine in :cool: , I was considering using the "Honda Element orange/red metallic" and maybe some ghost flames too.... Stands out a little more than puff cream.. Nice and in the 13's .. We want weekly updates w/pics, OR ELSE! Was the price ok? It seems easier to just buy something nice to start with than redoing everything, but I guess you don'y get the schooling then.

    :TU: :TU: :TU: :TU: :TU: :bglasses: :bglasses: :bglasses: :bglasses: :Brow: :Brow: :Brow: :Brow:
  6. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    ....I was wondering what you were up to with the selling of the LeSabre......your new car is REALLY nice!!! :TU:

    You are on your way now......I believe there were no '71 Centurion sedans, so now you just need the 4 dr. hardtop to make it a complete set!!! :3gears:
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Those 4 door Centurions are harder to find than one might think!
  8. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    One at a yard here, has been sitting for months and it's not much left of it.
  9. jlv58

    jlv58 Well-Known Member

    Smartin, super purchase...Nice to see you back to the Centurion's after a few month of unfaithfulness with these vulgar Lesabre !
  10. copper128

    copper128 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely beautiful car Adam. Congratulations on your fine automotive taste.

  11. David G

    David G de-modded....

    NICE car, Adam! I'm jealous. :TU:
  12. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    How come we don't get the story here first in the center of the buick boat universe? :puzzled: U don't like us any more? :rolleyes:
  13. Boscoe

    Boscoe Well-Known Member

    4 door Centurion

    Have you looked at this one? It's been advertised for a couple of months and is in your area. Or are you the one selling it?


    I apologize for posting this here instead of in the leads section.
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Kimson, I am active on both boards...I just happened to use the BPG board this time for it.

    Boscoe, I haven't seen that one! Looks to be nice.
  15. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    So what constitutes a "formal" coupe, versus just a coupe? :Do No:

    Also, great photos-what kind of a camera are you using/what resolution setting? Your photos are nice and "crisp."
  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Fuji FinePix S7000 6.3mp ...and it's already obsolete!

    I had the camera on medium setting, and shrunk the pics in Photoshop. I also used the "Sharpen" filter after I resized them. It generally helps make the pictures pop a bit more.

    The Formal Coupe has a specific vinyl roof, and a smaller back window than a normal 2 door hardtop. If you rip off the vinyl top, you will see spacers that fill the cavity where the normal window would fit.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  17. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member

    To clarify further regarding the Formal Coupe, ALL 1971 (and 1972) Centurion 2-door hardtops were Formal Coupes. The "normal" 2-door hardtop roofline appeared on 1971 - 1973 LeSabres and 1973 Centurions.

    The 4-door '71 in St. Louis looks like a nice car, and is interesting in part because it appears to be finished in the seldom-seen Rosewood color.
  18. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks for the clarification, Brian.

    This might be the little extra oomph I need to get the registry back into the groove. I've been pretty burned out on it lately. I have a huge backup of cars to enter.
  19. jlv58

    jlv58 Well-Known Member

    By the way, Smartin, the trunk moulding lips were already there or you put them after ?
  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It doesn't have the moldings....yet.

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