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The second Wildcat was a real turner sports car. It on a 100-inch wheelbase. Only high with top up, the sexy featured Roto-Static, and later wheels, cutaway louvered fenders, prominent ‘Dagmar’ front bumper guards, a Panoramic windscreen and prominent swiveling headlights, mounted the windscreen.

The engine was a 322 cubic-inch 220 bhp V8 with four side-draft and dual exhausts that from the lower edge of the body panel. Presented in originally painted Electric color scheme, then in metallic platinum, it’s back in its original color.

developed a prototype vehicle the Wildcat in 1953. This came with a 322 cubic V8 engine that was rated at 188 For its time, this v ehicle was to be revolutionary.

The body was fiberglass, and the wheel hubs remained as the wheels spun.

Considered to be Buick’s first vehicle, the Buick Wildcat, named the Wildcat Sport was finally produced for the public in A full-size automobile, more related to a luxury sports than all out performance, the introduction of the set the stage for Buick’s quest for and even made its name to several Buick engines of the mid

Featured as a ‘sub model’ the Buick Invicta line, and to compete with the Ford the original Wildcat was both and classy an included a rear lamp, a console, front seats, and a tachometer. The handling of the was improved by Buick engineers the adjustment of the suspension. Sporty, the included a frame which boxed cross-members with side rails, coil on all four corners, along oversized 10 inch drum Weighing a massive 4,150 the Wildcat featured standard with the Buick LT401 cid V8 was rated at 325 bhp.

This was also available in the regular line, but the Wildcat came a standard 3.42:1 rear Nearly a total of 2,000 of ‘family-sized sports cars’ sold in 1962. Those who for more drag strip were able to option for a rear end.

Receiving various new styling for 1963, the Buick Wildcat the name scripted on the rear within the rear cove and across the front of the hood. The also received a custom on the front. Both bucket and console were standard for the

The same 401 cid V8 rated at 325 was brought for this year. The model was expanded to include three the four-door hardtop Model the two-door sport coupe 4647, the two door convertible 4667. The four-door model up outselling the other two by a very margin, despite Buick to play up the sport performance of the Wildcat.

A total of 17,519 models were sold in compared to 12,185 of the two-door and 6,021 of the two-door convertible.

Considered to be ‘the next thing to owning a Riviera’, the was greatly supported by Buick. In two optional engines were to the lineup which continued to the standard 401 cid V8 rated at 325 bhp, were a 425 cid V8 rated at 340 bhp and the 425 cid rated at 360 Increasing its weight to 4,500lbs, the received extra performance. even more, the suspension a link stabilizer bar and a semi-floating axle that used a link with a track

An additional option was a posi-track axle. A new fourth model was to the lineup, the four-door sedan 4669. Unfortunately the image of the as a performance vehicle was becoming diluted though sales to increase.


A total of 20,144 sedans were sold in along with 33,358 of the hardtops.

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In 1965 the engine continued to be over, though all new styling was on the Wildcat for this year. the same sheetmetal body as the the Wildcat continued to keep its unique badging and grille. The lineup was expanded to include a of ten models, five coupes and sedans.

The following year, not changes were made for the addition of the Wildcat Custom to the The Custom featured many such as a deluxe steering plush seat materials, armrests and custom bucket Most interesting to consumers of the market, was the new addition of the option the Wildcat Gran Sport Group. The package cost than $381.01 over the of the 425 V8 360 bhp engine and added a high 425 cid V8 with two four barrel a chrome-plated air cleaner, cast rocker arm covers, heav-duty dual exhaust 8.45×15 whitewall tires and Posi-Traction end.

The Wildcat 465 engine, or the A8, was of 380 bhp and 465 lb-ft of torque. This was only made available for one A total of 68,584 various units were sold for

A brand new 430 cid engine was introduced for the model year. Rated at an 360 bhp, this new engine 10.5:1 compression, a large barrel car, and hydraulic The efficiency of the engine was boosted by the power running from a chamber design.

Sporting an all new for 1968, the Wildcat featured a grille design and new body moldings. Both standard and the luxurious Custom Wildcat were offered for this

Not many changes were for ’69 except for the addition of texturing and an updated grille The only differences between the and the Wildcat were in the grill and rocker molding with moldings and fender extensions. featured the same standard though the Wildcat featured a steering wheel.

The final for the Wildcat, in 1970 the standard was Buick’s all new 455 cid V8 rated at 370 bhp. The model also featured a 510 lb-ft of torque. This new engine had a 10:1 compression hydraulic lifters, five bearings, a cast iron and a four barrel carburetor. the LeSabre and the Wildcat were too and sales were dropping

Only a total of 23,000 were sold in this of the muscle car.

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