NBA star Mo Williams restores Buick Centurion

June 2, 2011 12:00 AM

Many celebrities just have to have the latest model to roll off the production line - especially if the hood says Bugatti, Ferrari or Lamborghini. That's not the case for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Mo Williams.

After being drafted by the Utah Jazz eight years ago, Williams went out and bought himself a beautiful 1972 Buick Centurion, and it's been his main ride ever since. Just in the way he speaks about it, you can tell Williams babies this car, but he recently acquiesced to giving it a few modern updates.

"The Buick is my pride and joy," Williams told USA Today. "It's a symbol of my successful NBA career, so I was very picky about who I'd let touch my car. After looking at their work on other vintage muscle cars, I knew the team at RK Motors Restoration would take good care of it."

RK Motors, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was able to outfit the Centurion with a new vinyl top, and touched up the ride's custom midnight blue paint job. They also installed a top-of-the-line stereo for Williams.

The Centurion was already a powerful model under the hood, packing a V8 engine. Williams wanted to keep the existing engine, but he wasn't above adding a modern convenience - fuel injection - to get a bit more power out of the car.

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