1955 Buick Century Model 68 CHP California Highway Patrol Police

Price: US $20,000.00 Item location: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Make: Buick
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Century
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Vinyl
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 600
  • VIN: 4B2015889
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 322
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Grey
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1955 Buick Other Century

Up for auction is a 1955 Buick Century Model 68. 322 'Nail-Head' V8 4V. Automatic Trans. Full professional restoration performed over 10 years completed Oct. 2014. It is unknown if this car was ever in-service with the CHP so it will be sold 'As-Is' with no implied prominence. This car underwent a extensive restoration. many hard to find and rare items are included. many photos are available upon request. Buick produced 270 Model 68s in 1955. 268 of them were delivered to the CHP. there are no (known) documented examples still in existence. The famed TV Series 'Highway Patrol' starring Broderick Crawford used 'borrowed' 1955 CHP Buicks during the first season. the door stars were covered with the TV show logo (pilot episode 'State Patrol' then later changed to 'Highway Patrol'). both sets of logos mounted on magnetic material are included. The Motorola police radio. control head. speaker. whip antenna. replica CA Exempt license plates and spot lights are period correct. The B&M 'Highway Special' Siren (Serial Number 55055) is documented to have been built and delivered for the CHP in June of 1955. A original copy of the 1955 CA Vehicle Code embossed with a CHP Sgt's name is also included. I personally spoke with the son of the CHP Sgt. that owned the book about his father and promised that the book would stay with the car. Several years ago the Maisto Toy Company asked if they could 'copy' my car to mass produce a model of it. they sent a engineer out and the result was fantastic. every model has the exempt license plate number and are numbered. Every Maisto 1955 CHP Buick is a model of this car!!! The car's mileage will vary slightly due to upcoming events. It has approx. 560 total miles since the restoration was completed. I have over ten years of my life and a lot of money in this car. it is a representation of California and California Highway Patrol History. it needs to be out on display promoting law enforcement!! I have owned a lot of police cars over the past 27 years. this Buick is my second favorite. my hope is that it goes to a great home. The car is listed locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early and restrict the bidders. Ask questions prior to bidding. Payment arrangements should be made in advance. No shipping. If you live in CA (particularly SoCal) I want you to own this car!!!"If you care to drive. drive with care!!". 10-4?