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There are many opinions relating to the origins of name of Buck#39;s Century model. Some say it was meant to imply that the car could reach 100 mph–impressive performance when the model debuted in 1936. Others say it was more likely named after the great American 20th Century Limited locomotives.

Regardless, when Buick renamed all its vehicles in 1936, the four-door Series 60 sedan was reborn as.

There are many opinions relating to the origins of name of Buck#39;s Century model. Some say it was meant to imply that the car could reach 100 mph–impressive performance when the model debuted in 1936. Others say it was more likely named after the great American 20th Century Limited locomotives.

Regardless, when Buick renamed all its vehicles in 1936, the four-door Series 60 sedan was reborn as the Century.

The first-generation Century was produced from 1936 to 1942. It was an impressive machine shaped to look fast and sleek–despite its giant size and an enormous engine bay, which housed a 120-horsepower, 320-cubic-inch inline-eight-cylinder engine. Production of the rear-wheel-drive sedan ceased in 1942 due to poor sales.

A second iteration of the Century was introduced in 1954, boasting a 200-horsepower, 322-cubic-inch V-8 engine. A special fleet of two-door sedans served the California Highway Patrol in 1955. The new-gen high-performance Century was available in coupe, convertible, sedan, and station wagon configurations, and by the time it was retired in 1958 (to become the Invicta in 1959), its high-performance 364-cubic-inch engine promised 300 horsepower.

The Century#39;s final 32-year production run began in 1973 when it returned to replace Buick#39;s mid-sized Skylark sedans, wagons, and coupes. Gone were the gentle curves of the Century#39;s early days–cars of this era looked angular and aggressive.

This new high-performance model also boasted special Gran Sport performance and, later, Custom trim and badging. Four engine choices ranged from a 110-horsepower, 231-cubic-inch V-6 to a 350-horsepower, 455-cubic-inch V-8.

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In 1978, a new aeroback fastback style made a brief appearance alongside the sedan and station wagons, and Buick introduced new engines from Pontiac, as well as a very rare turbocharged version in 1979 and 1980.

In 1982 the Century was downsized once again, and reborn as a very boxy-looking front-wheel-drive coupe and sedan. A special Olympic version was available in 1984, as was a station wagon. Power choices ranged from a fuel-injected 90-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine to a 160-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6.

An unpopular and unreliable 4.3-liter V-6 Oldsmobile diesel was also offered during this time. Higher-performance Century models were available in the mid-1980s wearing special T-Type badging. While no convertible versions were offered direct from the factory during this generation, more than 100 Buick Century coupes were modified by the aftermarket company Hess Eisenhardt/Car Craft and sold as new through dealerships.

Redesigns of the Century in 1989 and 1991 softened and rounded its roofline and body edges, refreshed its grille, head- and tail-lamps, changed engine options, and even made driver-side airbags a standard feature. By 1997, only the four-door sedan remained in the lineup. Now considered Buick#39;s entry-level model, the Century nameplate moved from the A-body platform to the W-body platform, which it shared with its near-twin sibling, the Buick Regal.

Engine options included 160-horsepower and 175-horsepower, 3.1-liter V-6 engines.

The final version of the Buick Century (and its Regal twin) was eventually retired in 2005, when it was replaced by the LaCrosse. However, before production ended on Oct. 25, 2004, a limited run of special-edition Centuy models were sold to commemorate the end of the name.

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