Mario on Jun 28, 2021 said:
Buick's 1954 Wildcat II was an upscale Corvette at the time. Very unique, sporty, and fast.
This was another Harley Earl GM studios attempt at a modern sporty Concept Car.
Due to the slow sales of the 53 and 54 Corvette the Wildcat II project was halted.
But it survives today at the Sloan Museum in MI.
A second Wildcat II car was built and owned privately by Ken Mitson from Phoenix, AZ. His replica has a modern Buick V8 with all new updates.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Jun 30, 2021 said:
DING DING DING DING..............we have a winner boys and girls......and the winner is:
When I first saw the open wheel wells on the front I went uh oh......but then I see how they are made to swoop like the Speedster.
And the port holes look totally at home on the hood.
We have a winner also in that color...man that pops like a good bottle of champagne.
Looks like the Corvette had a lot of influence over the entire GM styling group.
Nice work Mario...very nice.[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Jun 30, 2021 said:
Love the electric blue color too Rob.
The clamshell hood is incredible knowing it was developed back in 1954. The video showing how it takes 2 people to open is fun to watch.
Another Corvette inspired concept car by GM. This one flows nicely from front to rear. A classic beauty!
To think this car so inspired Ken Mitson that he duplicated his own Buick Wildcat by having the original car digitized so he can build his own!
Both survive today and are a tribute to the technology of 1954 and present day.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jul 21, 2021 said:
If memory serves me this car was on the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine back in '54. amazing car[Reply to this comment]