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The Buick Century

The Buick Century

Throughout the history of auto making there have been a number of different models that have made multiple appearances after having been discontinued. One example of this would be the Buick Century, a car that was first introduced for the 1936 model year.

This was a very big year for the Buick division of General Motors. The company had been able to make a quantum leap forward on the engineering and design fronts and there was a lot of excitement about the 1936 offerings, including the brand-new Buick Century, a four-door sedan. These cars were very fast by the standards of the day, capable of speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. This oomph was generated by a 320 cubic inch in-line eight cylinder engine that was rated at 165 hp.