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Craigslist Find: It’s Big And Beautiful, But Is This 1972 Buick Centurion Convertible Really Worth That Much?

Craigslist Find: It’s Big And Beautiful, But Is This 1972 Buick Centurion Convertible Really Worth That Much?

Spring is closing in quickly, and soon enough summer will be here, and there is nothing that sounds better for summer than a big old American drop-top, the kind you can pack all of your friends into and just go cruise. Doesn’t have to be too fast, but roomy and awesome. Bonus points if it’s red. And right up there on that list is this 1972 Buick Centurion that’s currently for sale. What’s not to love? The red paint job is excellent and straight, the white interior has worn well over the years, and of course there’s a 455ci V8 under the hood, what else would you expect? This is a summertime cruiser that says, “Damn the fuel mileage, full speed ahead!”


Can’t you see yourself motorvating down the road with some good music playing? The sun’s out, the streets are yours. Take your pick for location…California ocean highway, blasting around Midwest corn fields, showing off as you roll through city blocks, it’s great, isn’t it? And it all could be yours…if you had cash to burn and a huge lapse of judgement in this case. You see, this Buick is up for sale for $99,000. That isn’t a misprint, that isn’t a typo. And as nice as this car is, it can easily be picked apart.


First off, no Buick Centurion is worth 100 large. Never gonna happen in this lifetime. It’s a nice car, and it’s worth a nice coin if it was as nice as it could be, but this isn’t. It’s a high-quality driver, and that’s evident just by looking at the driver’s side arm rest. Another place that betrays the asking price is the engine bay. The rest of the car looks sweet, but under the hood screams “barn find”.

00F0F_94kRn4BQV6B_600x450We’re not dogging the car, just the driver’s price tag. A little work under hood and some extra detailing and this would make an awesome cruiser. But for $99,000, this Buick isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Even the great minds at Barrett-Jackson couldn’t get that kind of cash out of this land yacht.

Craigslist Ad: 1972 Buick Centurion convertible, $99,000




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11 thoughts on “Craigslist Find: It’s Big And Beautiful, But Is This 1972 Buick Centurion Convertible Really Worth That Much?


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Man! I need some of what this guy is smoking. 99K? what an effing moron! On a good day, when I am not in a bad mood I might give 9K for it as it is a nice, clean cruiser with a drop top…this guy needs to be taken out back and beat upon the head and neck.

  2. Tony Sestito

    My cousin used to have one of these years ago, same colors and everything. I think he bought it for $200. He named it “Big Red”. He threw some Goodyear Wranglers on it and used to bomb around all over the place with it with the top down at all times. It was the first true “beater” I had ever seen. I got very angry when he sold it, because I wanted to harvest the 455/TH400 for my ’64 Skylark.

    From what I understand, they are pretty rare, but $99K??? I’ll have what he’s having, because he’s on some good stuff.

  3. Falcon67

    Price says things to me like “fishing for rich idiot” and “don’t really want to sell it”, “my wife made me place an ad ’cause I have too many cars”


      Or I watch way to much television and I listen to my moron friends who watch too much tv when they tell me I own a super rare high dollar classic car and I could get 100k easily.

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