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1954 Buick Wildcat II Concept Car: Traces of the Chevy Corvette

Updated on March 21, 2012
1954 Wildcat Ad
1954 Wildcat Ad

It had a 100 inch wheelbase, weighed around 3700 lbs.,a two seater with 220 hp V8 engine. parts of the rear side of the body shows a strong influence from the Chevrolet Corvette. It was like a Corvette sister, yet this would never be in high production and only a few exist today. It was low, a mere 40 in. in height and had swivel headlights. Some sources indicate that the car was in limited production with over 500,000 made, Like the Corvette of that year, the Wildcat II, had a fiberglass body and wire wheels.

Since Buick and Chevrolet both were part of GM, perhaps, Buick decided that having two similar cars in specifications and performance would be too much for the public and neither would be successful. Once the limited production ended, this cool sport car was seldom seen. The Corvette in now legendary.


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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      perrya - You can send one of these to me, OK? I might get to liking it.

      Gus :-)))