In 1936 Buick renamed its entire model line-up in Celebration of it's improvements and advancements
from the earlier model years. The Buick Century was born in 1936 as it took the place of the Series "60" model.
The new Buick Century was created by combining the shorter wheelbase
Buick Special with the eight-cylinder engine and a better higher performance Buick was born
and the Century was soon nicknamed "the banker's hotrod" as it was one of the fastest Buicks of it's era in the late 30's. The Century was dis-continued in 1942, and re-introduced in 1954 and produced through 1958, and showing up again in the model line-up in the 70's.