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That is a surprisingly accurate model of a very unique Buick.

In 1955 there was no Buick Century two door sedan listed in Buick catalogs.

Buicks could be had as small body, small engine (Special); small body, large engine (Century); large body, small engine (Super); large body, large engine (Roadmaster). The small engine models were marked with three portholes per side; the large engine models used four per side.

The only two door sedan available was in the Special line (small engine).

But . . . . California made a special build order for highway patrol cars in the Century (large engine) series but insisted on the two door sedan body. They had enough leverage with GM to get what they wanted.

So this is a unique model of a car that is correct only in CHP markings - nobody else got a Century two door sedan in 1955.

Most two door model police cars seem to be issued as hardtops. That is almost always inaccurate; two door patrol cars were post sedans and this Buick model is nicely done in the correct sedan body style.

Good work Maisto on a memorable Buick.
 

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That is a surprisingly accurate model of a very unique Buick.

In 1955 there was no Buick Century two door sedan listed in Buick catalogs.

Buicks could be had as small body, small engine (Special); small body, large engine (Century); large body, small engine (Super); large body, large engine (Roadmaster). The small engine models were marked with three portholes per side; the large engine models used four per side.

The only two door sedan available was in the Special line (small engine).

But . . . . California made a special build order for highway patrol cars in the Century (large engine) series but insisted on the two door sedan body. They had enough leverage with GM to get what they wanted.

So this is a unique model of a car that is correct only in CHP markings - nobody else got a Century two door sedan in 1955.

Most two door model police cars seem to be issued as hardtops. That is almost always inaccurate; two door patrol cars were post sedans and this Buick model is nicely done in the correct sedan body style.

Good work Maisto on a memorable Buick.
Interesting information! Thanks for that :thumbsup:
 

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That is a surprisingly accurate model of a very unique Buick.

In 1955 there was no Buick Century two door sedan listed in Buick catalogs.

Buicks could be had as small body, small engine (Special); small body, large engine (Century); large body, small engine (Super); large body, large engine (Roadmaster). The small engine models were marked with three portholes per side; the large engine models used four per side.

The only two door sedan available was in the Special line (small engine).

But . . . . California made a special build order for highway patrol cars in the Century (large engine) series but insisted on the two door sedan body. They had enough leverage with GM to get what they wanted.

So this is a unique model of a car that is correct only in CHP markings - nobody else got a Century two door sedan in 1955.

Most two door model police cars seem to be issued as hardtops. That is almost always inaccurate; two door patrol cars were post sedans and this Buick model is nicely done in the correct sedan body style.

Good work Maisto on a memorable Buick.
Thankyou for the info.
 
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