Follow the journey of the 1957 Buick Century parked 60 years of legendary history being restored

Most classic cars found in barns come with similar histories these days, they were driven around for a few decades and then parked and forgotten for various reasons.

Well, this 1957 Buick Century is a little different because it was taken off the road after just five years.

Yes, this beautiful full-size sedan was parked in a barn in 1962. There’s no word on why this is, but it has spent 60 years in storage in 2022, and amazingly, it’s still in one piece.

Nearly complete and covered in a thick layer of dust, the Century returned to sunlight with a surprisingly low amount of rust, a car that has been sitting idle for six decades.

There’s a lot of surface rust on the upper body panels and a few holes in the side sills and wheel arches, but nothing that can’t be fixed.

The interior is in a similar condition. Although complete, it is dirty and some surfaces show corrosion.

But while a good cleaning can revive the upholstery, door panels, and dash, there’s no way to judge the condition of the floor panels from the photos provided by the seller.

Same goes for the frame, but the ad says not much rust.

Not surprisingly, the Buick doesn’t run, but that’s because the engine is disassembled and the intake manifold is missing. This could be a hint as to why the Century shut down after just five years.

Overall, this classic is in poor condition and, based on the current market value of a 1957 Buick Century, it’s not worth restoring.

At least not if the plan is to put it on the track, it will likely end up as a parts car, but it’s a solid design vehicle for just $ 2450.

The family-owned four-door is located in Lawton, Iowa and is available on the Facebook Marketplace.

If you’re not super familiar with the Buick Century, this barn find is a full-size second generation.

It was built from 1954 to 1958, sharing the foundations with the Oldsmobile 88 and was equipped with a selection of “Fireball” V8 engines.

He arrived with a 322 cubic inch (5.3 liter) mill rated at 200 horsepower in 1954 and got a larger 364 cubic inch (6.0 liter) engine good for 300 horsepower in 1957.

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