A car be a form of solace when your world falls apart. We are classic car fans, but ultimately, we are people with families, friends, and loved ones. People are more important than an inanimate object, but sometimes we can love a car for what it meant to someone that we hold dear.
The Pick of the Day is a 1972 Buick Centurion listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Manchester Center, Vermont. (Click the link to view the description). This Buick is more than a collector car offered for sale.
“David cherished his Centurion and always carefully garaged it; only to take it out for a spin on special occasions between 1972 and 1987 averaging 3,468 miles per year,” the listing states. “Regretfully he then fell ill and for the next 17 years only some 507 miles/ year were driven on average
“Having the Centurion by his side was his comfort according to the family. By 2005 the Centurion (with 62,281 original, documented miles on the odometer), would not be driven again and remain in the old garage where it always had been, as the family could not bring themselves to part from this fine reminder of David, his beloved Centurion.”
The seller of the Centurion states that he had to ‘qualify’ to purchase and became the Buick’s second owner in September 2015. Since the purchase he advises that $12,454.19 has been spent on restoring the car and over the ensuing six-and-a-half years it was driven 4,750 miles.
“It is 50 years ago, that David purchased this rather rare Centurion, new from the Buick Dealer, on the 19th of May, 1972,” the listing states. “The 2 door hardtop Centurion, with its powerful V8-455 x 4 engine and sleek design and 2 tone paint scheme, had been David’s dream car. That day the car’s VIN Number, 4P47T2Y218253, was handwritten written on the ‘Buick New Warranty document’, together with his first and last name.”
The seller is asking $23,995 for this 1972 Buick Centurion and the vehicle is documented with the Auto Owner’s Maintenance Folio, owner’s manual, and the 1972 Emission Control Systems Information booklet.
You can’t put a price on memories from a beloved car. Hopefully whomever buys thus Centurion cares for it like the original owner and makes a lot of memories to cherish.