1972 Buick Centurion Convertible Show Condition 1972 BUICK CENTURION CONVERTIBLE-455 CU IN-A/C, SHOW CONDITION, 2-OWNER SO CALIF
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1972 BUICK! THIS IS THE “RARE” BIG-BLOCK 455 CUBIC INCH LIMITED-PRODUCTION FACTORY AIR CONDITIONED CENTURION CONVERTIBLE! THIS TWO-OWNER, DRY-CLIMATE, ALWAYS GARAGED, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUICK IS IN AMAZING CONDITION!!! ONLY 2,396 1972 CENTURION CONVERTIBLES WERE MADE. THE CENTURION REPLACED THE WILDCAT AS THE SPORTY ITERATION OF BUICK’S THREE FULL-SIZE CAR LINES AND WERE BUILT ONLY FROM 1971 THROUGH 1973. THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL RUST-FREE EXAMPLE OF THE CENTURION. THIS UPGRADED BUICK IS FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF LEW LINET, FORMER MANAGER OF THE ROCK GROUP KISS! LEW PURCHASED THIS BUICK IN 1980 FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNERS, WHO WERE AN ELDERLY COUPLE LIVING IN VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A FABULOUS VINTAGE CONVERTIBLE THAT YOU CAN SHOW, DRIVE AND REALLY ENJOY, YOU JUST FOUND IT! THIS BEAUTIFUL TWO-OWNER 1972 BUICK COMBINES THE QUALITY, STYLE, PERFORMANCE AND FABULOUS RIDE WITH THE APPOINTMENTS OF THE FINEST LUXURY CARS, AND IS NOW PROUDLY BEING MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE 1ST TIME TO VERY LUCKY EBAY BIDDERS. THE 1972 BUICK CENTURION In 1956, Buick introduced the Centurion Motorama show car. It was clothed in a fiberglass body and painted in red and white. It had a bubble top roof that was modeled after the aero-industry. In the early 1970s, Buick introduced the Centurion production car and it would remain in production for only a short time, ending in 1973. It was similar in design to the Buick LeSabre but had different badging and a different front-end. There was less chrome trim, and no portholes commonly found on the larger series Buicks. The Centurion essentially replaced the Wildcat as the sporty iteration of Buicks three full-size car lines, and was offered as a convertible and a four-door hardtop. What also separated the car from the LeSabre was that when the car would be ordered or recognized as a Centurion it would be branded as a 4P as the first two letters of the Vehicle Identification Number. The Centurion was offered initially with only the 455 cu in big-block V8 in two power output ranges determined by the presence of either a single or dual exhaust. The '71 Centurion produced 315 [email protected] rpm and 450 lb⋅ft of [email protected] rpm with the base 455. The following year, the industry switched to SAE power measurement, which measured horsepower with all accessories and a full exhaust system installed. For 1972 and 1973, the 455 cubic-inch engine produced 255 hp and 360 ft-lbs of torque under the new SAE measurement. The 350 cubic-inch version produced only 195 horsepower and 290 ft-lb of torque. Interior trim was upgraded from LeSabres with a notchback bench seat including a center armrest as standard equipment along with more luxurious cloth-and-vinyl or all-vinyl upholstery. In March 1971, the three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic transmission became standard on all Centurions. Variable-ratio power steering and power front disc brakes were standard equipment during the entire model year. The 1972 Centurion featured minor appearance changes including a revised vertical bar grille and taillight lenses. The Turbo Hydra-matic transmission, variable ratio power steering and power front disc brakes were again standard equipment. EXTERIOR THIS 1972 CENTURION IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WITH ITS GORGEOUS FIRE RED PAINT, SHINY CHROME, CUSTOM TONNEAU COVER, CUSTOM AUXILIARY BUMPER GUARDS, CHROME WIRE WHEELS AND NEW COKER CLASSIC P235/75R15 WIDE WHITE WALL RADIAL TIRES. THE ORIGINAL FACTORY SPORT WHEELS AND SHOP MANUAL ARE INCLUDED. THE PAINT QUALITY, CHROME, BRIGHT TRIM, WIRE WHEELS AND TIRES ARE EXCELLENT. THIS IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF AN ALWAYS GARAGED 1972 BUICK CENTURION CONVERTIBLE, WORTHY OF BEING IN ANY COLLECTION! BUT THE EXTERIOR OF THIS BUICK IS JUST THE BEGINNING! INTERIOR THE INTERIOR OF THIS BUICK IS STUNNING, AND LOOKS FABULOUS IN ITS CUSTOM TWO-TONE BLACK & RED SOFT FABRIC UPHOLSTERY THAT PROVIDES BETTER THAN ORIGINAL COMFORT, ESPECIALLY ON A WARM DAY WITH THE TOP DOWN. THE AIR CONDITIONING DOES A GREAT JOB OF COOLING WHEN THE TOP IS UP. THE UPHOLSTERY, DASH, TOP, DOOR PANELS, CUSTOM FLOOR MATS AND EVEN THE CARPET LOOK WONDERFUL. THE CUSTOM HIGH END ALPINE CDA-7873 AM/FM/CD XM-READY SOUND SYSTEM WITH SUB-WOOFER PROVIDES SOUND THAT COULD NOT EVEN BE DREAMED OF IN 1972! THIS BUICK IS EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING, POWER FRONT DISC BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER TOP, TOP BOOT, CUSTOM TONNEAU COVER AND CRUISE CONTROL. IT HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MAINTAINED. THE CLOCK EVEN WORKS! THE INTERIOR IS JUST EXTRAORDINARY! ENGINE COMPARTMENT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS IN EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN CONDITION. SEE PHOTOS. THIS BUICK IS MEANT TO SHOW, DRIVE AND ENJOY! TRUNK THE TRUNK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, AND HOUSES THE SPARE TIRE, SUB WOOFER AND THE ALPINE MRV-T303 POWER AMPLIFIER. MECHANICALS THIS 1972 BUICK CENTURION IS POWERED BY ITS BIG-BLOCK 455 CUBIC INCH V-8 ENGINE THAT PRODUCED 315 HORSEPOWER IN ITS STOCK FORM. THE HORSEPOWER IS NOW AN ESTIMATED 35 HP HIGHER DUE TO THE REMOVAL OF THE SMOG PUMP, CARBURETOR UPGRADES AND THE ADDITION OF ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND DUAL EXHAUST. GAS MILEAGE IS ALSO IMPROVED FROM STOCK. POWER IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH ITS TURBO HYDRA-MATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO THE REAR END. THE ENGINE RUNS VERY SMOOTHLY AND STRONG, AND THE CAR DRIVES EXCEPTIONALLY WELL! IT TRACKS STRAIGHT, AND THE SUSPENSION, STEERING AND BRAKES FEEL GREAT. THIS CENTURION HAS BEEN EXTREMELY WELL MAINTAINED AND DRIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS TO KEEP IT IN EXCELLENT RUNNING CONDITION. THE BEAUTY OF DESIGN COUPLED WITH THE ENGINEERING, PERFORMANCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, MAKES THIS 1972 BUICK CENTURION THE INCREDIBLE AUTOMOBILE IT IS. IT IS SOMETHING THAT MUST BE EXPERIENCED! IF YOU ARE A BUICK ENTHUSIAST, YOU REALLY MUST HAVE THIS 1972 LOW PRODUCTION CENTURION THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING PLEASURE AND PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BUICK! See my (630) 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACKS and BID WITH CONFIDENCE! BID TO WIN! Vehicle Condition: THIS 1972 BUICK CENTURION IS IN EXCELLENT MECHANICAL AND COSMETIC CONDITION! THE CHROME, BRIGHT WORK, WHEELS, TIRES, UPHOLSTERY, DOOR PANELS, CARPET, CONVERTIBLE TOP, TONNEAU COVER AND MECHANICALS ARE ALL EXCELLENT! This 1972 Buick is 47 years old, so some signs of use are usually to be expected! But this Buick is in amazing and absolutely stunning condition! Everything works and appears to be in excellent condition. The rear bumper has one slight indentation at each end. There is some minimal fading to the interior cloth. Even so, this Buick is easily nice enough to show! The mileage listed above is the odometer reading and is not known to be the total original mileage! THIS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MAINTAINED BUICK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IS READY TO SHOW, DRIVE AND ENJOY. Terms of Sale: BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING. A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN WEST HILLS, CA. THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER. I AM LISTING THIS BEAUTIFUL 1972 BUICK CENTURION CONVERTIBLE FOR ITS PRIVATE PARTY OWNER! THE VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA AND WILL BE SHIPPED FROM THAT LOCATION. TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION. I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED. Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale. Bidders with Zero or Negative feedbacks must contact me by telephone or email to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder. If you do not contact me, I reserve the right to cancel your bid without notice. Please do not ask the reserve price, simply bid what you are comfortable with. Your winning bid is a contract to purchase the vehicle, not a "come, look, and negotiate" after you win this auction. This is a serious auction for serious buyers only. By placing a bid, you are agreeing to these terms of sale. The winning bidder must communicate with the Seller within 24 hours of the end of auction to make arrangements to complete the transaction. If no contact is made, the Seller reserves the right to sell it to the next highest bidder, re-list the vehicle, remove it from the market, or sell it otherwise. If you are not comfortable with these terms, DO NOT BID! THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED IN WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA AND IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE, EMAIL OR CALL STEVE: [email protected] (818) 340-4700 All questions will be gladly answered! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VEHICLE MAY BE FINANCED THROUGH JJ BEST CLASSIC CAR FINANCE. YOU CAN OWN AND ENJOY YOUR DREAM CAR TODAY AND PAY IT OFF OVER TIME! VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT http://www.jjbest.com/On Jul-12-19 at 11:19:51 PDT, seller added the following information: THE HOLLYWOOD BUICK! THIS 1972 BUICK WAS USED IN NUMEROUS MOVIES AND TV SHOWS. IN FACT, THIS IS THE BUICK THAT WAS SEEN IN "GHOST BUSTERS II" AND "BACK TO THE FUTURE"!