79 century turbo coupe

fast NY Six

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I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but I'm looking for a ballpark value of a low mileage 79 century turbo car. A guy up the road has one for sale and he said make offer... I have an 87 GN but I am not too familiar with a 79. Any additional insight is appreciated.. Thanks
 
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T-CHRGD

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Extremely rare. Most say ugly. To the right person - running, driving, very good shape, I would say 3-4K. I would sell my non running, needs lots of work, but complete CTC for at least 1500.
 

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I've got turbine wheels, in case you decide to buy it ;)
Excellent! Good to know. I'm interested in the car, but it needs lots of work for the asking price. I mentioned that you could probably buy the best one in the world for like $4,000.
 

fast86gn

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https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/09/02/lost-cars-of-the-1980s-buick-century-turbo-coupe/

From the article above...

While 175 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque may be modest by today’s standards, the car’s relatively light curb weight of 3,051 pounds helped boost performance, too. By comparison, a base 1979 Chevrolet Corvette with the L48 V-8 engine produced 195 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque, which had to propel a mass of 3,480 pounds. That’s not to say the turbocharged Buick was a match for the Corvette at the drag strip, but the Century Turbo Coupe probably put up more of a fight than many drivers of “faster” cars expected.


Perfect car to drop in a 86/87 set up. it would make a nice sleeper.
 

chazman

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chazman

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Not sure. I don't have facebook. This one is in geneseo ny. Upstate. I can go check it out if anybody is interested.

Yup, that's the one. I am interested in it. Like I said, I spoke to the owner Friday and he said he'd send me more pics. But he needs to get realistic about the price.
 

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I have some of the polycast turbine wells as well that I wouldn't mind getting rid of. Not sure of the condition or how many. I know they are heavy and wide (7"?). I just picked them up here and there at swap meets over the years.

I think they used the same wheel on the '81 Regal Indy Pace Car.
 
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chazman

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I have some of the polycast turbine wells as well that I wouldn't mind getting rid of. Not sure of the condition or how many. I know they are heavy and wide (7"?). I just picked them up here and there are swap meets.

I think they used the same wheel on the '81 Regal Indy Pace Car.
The correct size is 14 x 7 if I'm not mistaken.


I also believe the '80 had a different wheel design. Can someone confirm?
 
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