Century: pages 10 and 11

The Century was Buick’s A-body offering, as well their bread and butter model. It had been introduced for 1982 and refreshed in 1986 so, by 1987, it was one of their older offerings but—by a wide margin—their best seller. So, even this staid model was eligible for the touring treatment, on two levels; the ‘T’ Package (option code Y56) and Exterior Sport Package (option code B6E).

1987 Buick (Hot Buicks) brochure - 10-11

This time I didn’t make a federal case out of it but these four images appear to have also derived from only two pictures. In any event, Century Limiteds with their ubiquitous wire wheel hub caps (see below), were a middle-American staple.

1987 Buick (Hot Buicks) brochure - 10-11If the Century Sedan was not your thing, Buick’s touring options could be ordered on the Coupe, as well. (Sorry, wagons excluded.) The ‘T’ Package added the same Grand Touring suspension, wheels and tires, color-coordinated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and badging as the other models received.

In the Century’s case, the Exterior Sport Package was visual only, blacking-out trim in nine locations. This package, when ordered independently on the Limited, resulted in a confused look somewhere between stealthy and rental car.

1987 Buick (Hot Buicks) brochure - 10-111987 Buick (Hot Buicks) brochure - 10-11

And who chose their drivers for these marketing shots? At least the lady looks a little more serious this time. Although, still not enthused. More like FBI agent serious.

No matter because the next model could even make her smile.


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