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1958 Buick Centruy Caballero Estate Wagon
1958 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon

1958 Buick Century

The design of the Buick Century featured dual headlights, prominent centered medallion and a redesigned grille and gave the front and all new look in 1958. Included in the variety of features was custom interiors, carpeted floors, safety instrument panel cushion, electric window lifts and 2 way power seat adjustment. Also included in the line-up of standard equipment are front-wheel aluminum brake drums.

Standard engine for the Century was the Buick Valve-in-Head B-12000 with 300 hp and 364 cu. in. featuring a Quadrajet carburetor and double "Y" exhaust manifolds. In addition, Buick's Variable Pitch Dynaflow transmission was powered by two turbines and has a maximum torque ratio at stall of 3.5 at 3000.

1958 Buick Century Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
61 584669 4-dr Sedan - 6P $3,316 4,241 lbs 7,421
63 584639 4-dr Hardtop - 6P $3,436 4,267 lbs 15,171
66R 584637 2-dr Hardtop - 6P $3,368 4,182 lbs 8,110
66C 584667X 2-dr Convertible Coupe - 6P $3,680 4,302 lbs 2,588
69 584682 4-dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,831 4,498 lbs 4,456

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Century 122 in. 211.8 in. 59.5 in. 59 in. 7.60 x 15

1958 Buick VIN Numbers

Serial numbers are located on the drivers side hinge pillar post, above the instrument panel.

 
First Symbol - Model & Series
4 = Series 40 Special 7 = Series 70 Roadmaster
6 = Series 60 Century 8 = Series 80 Limited
Second Symbol - Model Year
A = 1954 B = 1955 C = 1956 D = 1957 E = 1958
F = 1959 G = 1960 H = 1961 I = 1962 J = 1963
Third Symbol - Assembly Plant
(1) Flint, Michigan (5) Wilmington, Delaware
(2) Southgate, California (6) Atlanta, Georgia
(3) Linden, New Jersey (7) Framingham, Massachusetts
(4) Kansas City, Kansas (8) Arlington, Texas
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
The final six numbers are the numerical sequence of the assembly at the plant.

 

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