I have fallen for a 1936 Buick Century Touring sedan and must reluctantly put my 1954 Buick up for adoption. This is technically a model 52 Super Riviera sedan. I have owned this wonderful car for fifteen years now and it has served as my Spring through Fall daily driver during that time. It accurately and currently has been driven just over 59,000 miles.
This senior bodied Buick (127 inch wheelbase shared with the Roadmasters) is in absolutely excellent driving condition with no mechanical issues. The original 322 vertical valve V8 (182 hp with 2bbl carb and 12 volt electrics) starts instantly every time and drives as a Buick should, very powerfully and smooth. During my ownership this Buick has been treated to a new starter, complete tune up including new wires and hoses in addition to the standard tune up parts, complete brake system overhaul, front tires about 9000 miles ago and new rear tires last summer. Also last summer the rear axle was resealed with new seals and racers. In 2011 the Dynaflow automatic transmission was professionally disassembled, cleaned and completely resealed by Tran Colonial Auto in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This company does all the work on my vintage automobile transmissions; they are tops in the field and I have trusted them completely through several jobs for years. Needless to say the Dynaflow performs exactly as it was meant to. Again, this car has virtually no issues, get in turn the key and drive it to Egypt if you care to. See, you have already saved any shipping charges...simply drive it home in confidence. Has Power steering and power windows.
Cosmetically the Buick is solid, it was built solid and remains to this day. It has had some touch up work done over the years and today it is in good driver quality condition. Great floors, trunk, body panels, and an X braced frame that could carry twice the weight it does. It was undercoated when new! Willow Green with a darker green roof, the original colors. Patina is in right now and this Buick has it. Looks great and will certainly hold its own at the local Wednesday night cruise in but really not a Pebble Beach quality car. Interior is very serviceable, front seat was reupholstered some years back and is holding up nicely. Drivers interior door panel shows some wear but the other three are quite nice. All glass is clear and unbroken, all lights work properly, all gauges read accurately except Temp. gauge which never did work. Beautiful exterior and interior stainless and average chrome on the Bumpers.
Car is 99% complete, missing only the trunk nameplate (never had one when I got it) and the left sun visor bracket (broke some years back). All else is present and ready to go.
I have been an antique and vintage automobile enthusiast since the sixties and this Buick has been without hesitation my best and favorite driver in all those years. So why am I selling? As said above I found another more senior Buick and only have enough garage space for the cars I own so one has to move along and since I also own a 1956 Roadmaster the 1954 was reluctantly chosen. In other words I am selling due to needing the space.
This will make an excellent tour car, daily driver, cruise in participant or a great first car for someone who wants to get into the hobby with a car that they can immediately begin enjoying without known and unknown issues needing addressed. As another note, 1954 is generally regarded by Buick people as the most desirable Buick model for model of the decade. I guess that is an individual thing, '54s are stunning but then again I like the '56 just as well.
Calls (330-806-7587), emails, questions always invited by serious minded folks. I may consider a partial trade of up to 1/3 the asking price to assist a serious buyer. Automobiles only please as I am not interested in Tractors, Asian motorcycles and I really don't need a horse. And yes I have been asked to take these in trade over the years. I actually did like the horse but had no place to keep him. Thanks for looking! my name is Bruce and I live in NE Ohio.