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The Buick Model B-55 was a five-seat passenger car manufactured by the American automotive firm Buick in 1914. It was the only automobile sold by the company that year, and was Buick's first six-cylinder vehicle. The following year, in 1915, it was replaced by similar C-54 and C-55 models, the former being a roadster. The models D-54 and D-55 were then built in 1916, both similar to their predecessors.

History

Model B-55 (1914)

The Model B-55 was fitted with a 5424cc inline six-cylinder engine capable of delivering 48 bhp (35 kW) of output. This front-engined, four-door tourer with rear-wheel drive had a wheelbase of 3302 mm and weighed approximately 1660 kg. Stylistically similar to the concurrent Buick Models B-24 and B-25, the B-55 was supplied standard with a green body and ivory-colored wooden-spoke wheels. A total of 2045 examples were built.

Models C-54, C-55, D-54 and D-55 (1915-1916)

The Model C-55 succeeded the B-55 in 1915. Its body was shaped and rounded, and the car could now carry seven passengers, compared to the five the B-55 could hold. The automobile featured cantilever suspension, increasing power output to 55 bhp (40 kW). A variant of the car, the C-54, was offered as a two-door roadster with two-seats.

In 1916, the models were built without any further changes under the designations D-54 and D-55.

A total of 1546 roadster cars (C-54 and D-54) were manufactured from 1915 to 1916, while 13,315 tourers (C-55 and D-55) were built during the same interval.