After posting this on another thread today 11-8-12; I thought this subject should have it's own thread.
I recently came across a photo of a hardtop version of the Buick Wildcat Show Car.
I'm certain most of us are aware of the convertible version of the Wildcat. I was not aware of the hardtop.
In my view the hardtop version influenced the 1955 Buick lineup.
The convertible influenced the 1954 Roadmaster.
Listed below are some of the differences.
1. The sweep spear.
2. The open rear wheel well.
3. The lack of vents on the rear quarter panel.
4. No fender skirts.
5. Different hubcaps. ( May have influenced The 1954 hubcaps)
6. The rear bumper appears to be different.
If we all look a bit closer I'm certain there are other differences, but the ones I listed appeared to be the obvious ones.
I've posted both Wildcat versions for comparison.