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Thursday, March 3, 2022

A beauty look of Buick Wildcat Concept series

The Wildcat - We are excited to showcase an exceptional Buick classic car, a genuine delight for enthusiasts of classic automobiles. As is widely known, Buick has employed the name "Wildcat" for a series of five concept vehicles, comprising three cars from the early 1950s, one in 1985, and another in 1997.
The most exciting classic cars ever built, 1954 Buick Wildcat II concept car. (Picture from: ModelCarEU)
The Buick Wildcat series represents a collection of vehicles with forward-thinking concepts, innovative designs, and new technologies, all crafted by Buick. The 1953 Wildcat I, 1954 Wildcat II and 1955 Wildcat III were designed under the leadership of Harley Earl, the renowned American auto designer and GM's Head of Design.

1. 1953 Buick Wildcat I
The 1953 Buick Wildcat I was primarily built to test the use of fiberglass in automobile body construction. Notably, the front wheel hubs remained stationary as the wheels spun. The car, finished in white with a green leather interior and green nylon carpeting, featured hood scoops and portholes along the tops of the front fenders.
1953 Buick Wildcat I concept car. (Picture from: ConceptCars)
The car was powered by a 188-horsepower V8 engine, it introduced the new Twin Turbine Dynaflow transmission. An interesting feature was its Roto-Static front wheel discs with built-in air scoops, which remained stationary while the wheels revolved around them.

2. 1954 Buick Wildcat II
In 1954, Buick introduced the Wildcat II, a smaller, sportier two-passenger vehicle with a more radical design. It featured an open front fender, exposing the entire front wheel well and part of the front-end suspension, which was chrome-plated.
1954 Buick Wildcat II concept car. (Picture from: Supercars)
The concept car, built of fiberglass and mounted on a 100-inch wheelbase, incorporated Buick’s traditional portholes, placed on the top of the fender. It used a standard Buick V-8 engine equipped with four carburetors, boosting its horsepower output to 220.

3. 1955 Buick Wildcat III
The Wildcat III, born in 1955, had a long open front fender and constructed with a fiberglass body mounted on a shortened Buick chassis with a 110-inch wheelbase, it featured a souped-up 322 CID Nailhead V8 engine with a four-carburetor intake setup.
1955 Buick Wildcat III concept car. (Picture from: MACCityGarage)
The Twin Turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission boasted a sporty floor-mounted shift lever. Despite being petite for a Buick, designers fondly referred to it as the “toy convertible.” The finish was a flamboyant lipstick color called Kimberly Red.

4. 1985 Buick Wildcat
The 1985 Wildcat was a radical mid-engined, all-wheel-drive sports car with an exposed high-performance, double-overhead-cam V6 engine. Built with a carbon-fiber chassis and vinyl-ester resin, the body featured a 'lift-up' canopy for entry and exit.
1985 Buick Wildcat concept car. (Picture from: Motor1)
This futuristic vehicle, still owned by Buick today, boasted a high-tech interior with a center console display showing G-force, torque, oil pressure, and even a compass. Another Wildcat concept car followed, featuring carbon fiber trim inside, black chrome outside, and a modified 3.8-liter V6 engine by McLaren for engineering tests. Although it didn't become a production model, it paved the way for the 1997 Riviera Wildcat.
Buick's Wildcat series exemplifies a continuous pursuit of innovation in automotive design, from the fiberglass experiments of the 1950s to the high-tech marvels of the 1980s and 1990s. These concept vehicles, each unique in its own right, collectively contribute to Buick's rich history of pushing automotive boundaries and inspiring future generations. The spirit of the Wildcat lives on, leaving enthusiasts eager to witness the brand's next revolutionary creation. *** [EKA [27122019] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MACSMOTORCITYGARAGE | MOTOR1 | AUTOCAR]
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