1979 Buick Century Custom Fastback Sedan.

January 26, 2011

11 comments


11 comments:

Mike said...

It's a Fastback, not a Hatchback. The Century (and twin Cutlass Salon) had regular trunks.

tony said...

fair enough, mike. thanks for the input.

Justin said...

RARE.
That is all.

Big Dave said...

I love this car.

Frank said...

This car is one of the most awkward designs to come out of GM. Don't try to role down the rear windows either - for some strange reason GM's A-body cars didn't have that option from '78 to '81.

tony said...

"designers? pshh, who needs em. here, lemme show ya. got some scotch tape? just take the front of this car... and the back of this one... anddddd voila! new car! somebody hand me a cigarette."

ben said...

The flatness of that face is really clashing with the rest of this wacky shape. I can't tell which angle looks the funniest.

Anonymous said...

It's the Azteks grandma!

stormbringr said...

my mother had one of these in two tone green, I took my drivers test in, horrible automatic transmission but a V-6 that just refused to die

Anonymous said...

Neat car. Dumb design on the rear windows. All G-body sedans til the end ('85 or '86?) had stationary side windows. GM supposedly did this to increase elbow room in the rear. Smells more like the bean counters in action to me though.

The vent windows on the rear doors did twist open though...when you ordered power windows, these vent-windows were actually motorized. Odd.

Anonymous said...

After a long list of Chrysler products, my dad bought a nearly identical '79 Century - except in metallic medium brown with lighter brown vinyl interior. It was pretty basic with color-matched steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps.

Why? Consumer Reports recommended it. That's a mistake he wouldn't make twice (buying a GM product, and listening to Consumer Reports).

In need of it's third engine at 83000 miles, it was traded for a nearly bullet-proof Plymouth Gran Fury.