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I just picked up 8 color slides showing the 1986 Buick Wildcat Concept vehicle at a Dec 1985 or Jan 1986 car show. The slides are dated JAN86.

 

You can read more about this concept car here: http://www.autoconcept-reviews.com/cars_reviews/gm/gm-buick-wildcat-concept-1986/cars_reviews-gm-buick-wildcat-concept-1986.html

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Isn't this the same Wildcat that the GM Heritage Museum brought to one of the ROA events a number of years ago?  They used to bring a number of cars to each event but not for quite some time now.

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4 hours ago, RivNut said:

Isn't this the same Wildcat that the GM Heritage Museum brought to one of the ROA events a number of years ago?  They used to bring a number of cars to each event but not for quite some time now.

I believe you are correct...2008 ROA Galena, IL.

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The Buick Lido was a concept car built in 1957 by Pininfarina. 

The car body maker was visiting the United States periodically. During one of his visits for study and updating, he was received by President Ike Eisenhower, who talked with Pinin for much longer than the usual visit would permit. 

In the mid-50's General Motors President Harlow H. Curtice sent his congratulations to Pinin Farina on his model of a Buick Lido. 

The roof of this custom made model rose automatically as the door was opened to facilitate entry into the interior.

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On ‎9‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 7:29 PM, MrEarl said:

A thread dedicated to the Buick Concept cars. Starting with the first. First concept car, period.

 

 

 

I was at the GM Heritage Center this week on Monday for an event.  The Y Job was there.  Still a stunning vehicle.

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If you read the history of the XP-715, you'll find that Bill Mitchell got the idea from having seen the roof line of a Rolls Royce in a fog. At the time GM was looking for a way to compete with Ford's Thunderbird so the concept was lowered and designed as a two door with four bucket seats.

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On 4/8/2020 at 10:15 PM, Elpad said:

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A taste of Olds, 

1959 Buick lines,

and a splash of Edsel?

 

It says "ROADMASTER" across the rear panel below the trunk lip stainless trim,

but screams "EXCESS"-

Can't help wondering what the front looks like...

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6 minutes ago, Marty Roth said:

 

A taste of Olds, 

1959 Buick lines,

and a splash of Edsel?

 

It says "ROADMASTER" across the rear panel below the trunk lip stainless trim,

but screams "EXCESS"-

Can't help wondering what the front looks like...

Look at the 1957 date on the picture. GM Designers were probably hard at work. Glad that they came with the final 1959 version

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I believe that that is the Harlowe Curtis 1960 Electra convertible. It was done for him by GM styling. He took it with him when he retired from GM. The current owner is an acquaintance of mine. He bought it from the Curtis family.

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10 hours ago, 5219 said:

I believe that that is the Harlowe Curtis 1960 Electra convertible. It was done for him by GM styling. He took it with him when he retired from GM. The current owner is an acquaintance of mine. He bought it from the Curtis family.

 
Thank you, great info 👍 where is the car, it would be great to have at a National Meet

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On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2020 at 11:16 AM, MrEarl said:

 
Thank you, great info 👍 where is the car, it would be great to have at a National Meet

 

I will pass your request along to him.

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