The Y-Job was a styling breakthrough, because it allowed the automobile to be lower and longer in terms of appearance and design.
The car had power-operated hidden headlamps, electric windows, wraparound bumpers, flush door handles, vertical waterfall grille design.
There is an interior hood release.
The Buick-Y-Job is on display today at the General Motors Heritage Museum in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Electronically controlled convertible top.
Mario on Apr 25, 2021 said:
It's 1938 and the modern car industry now has it's first Concept Car. The "Car of the Future" as Harley Earl called it.
His design team at GM went all out with this first of many GM Concept Cars. It was an idea developed to inspire the Engineers, Designers, Craftsmen, Salesmen, to think forward and create new cars for the future.
A big Thanks to GM and Harley Earl for pioneering the "Concept Car".[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Apr 25, 2021 said:
I see some shots with the rear fender skirts on and some without. That ride really looks awesome with the skirts. That long line of chrome on the rear fender really looks good as it flows over the rear wheel area.
Awesome front end especially with the concealed headlights.
It is nice to see the top of the tires tucked up into the fenderwell increasing that low look to go along with the sleek body lines.
A winner in my book. Great post Mario.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Apr 26, 2021 said:
Yes over the years since 1938 there have been many changes and improvements to the car. Harley drove this car back and forth to work for about 10 years before it was turned over to GM.
Good catch on the differences since the pictures scan a period of over 80 years! But fortunately the car is safely tucked away at the GM Museum.[Reply to this comment]