Strange Ride: 1984 Buick Century Diesel

The fifth generation of the Buick Century might have been a seriously different car than the original Century, a Harley Earl-designed Inline-8 powered luxury behemoth from 1930. But it was the right car for the times, which meant a front-wheel-drive unibody platform with fuel-sipping engines…yuck. Today, we’ve got a real winner from the worst of GM’s in-house 80s diesel experiments — the Oldsmobile LT7 4.3 liter transverse oil burner. Supposedly, these V6 diesel were better than the abysmal 350cid (5.7L) diesel that plagued GM’s fuel-friendly lineup, but I wouldn’t expect Mercedes-Benz’s levels of reliability. Find this 1984 Buick Century Diesel offered for $4,000 in Bozeman, MT via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1984 buick century limited
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 145000
paint color: brown
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
1984 Buick Century Limited Diesel, 4 door, loaded, 145K, very clean. Same owner last 35 years. $4000 firm. Serious inquiries only please.

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