Forgotten concept: Buick Wildcat II, the wildest of all Americans

Forgotten concept: Buick Wildcat II, the wildest of all Americans


From 1953 to 1955 Buick launched a series of 3 fancy cars called Wildcat. The design was similar – a two-seater road with a plastic body and a V8 on the nose – but the style was always different. After the first version, which was elegant but probably very close to the production of the series, and before the third came to close the line, the second Wildcat was able to impress with his bold appearance.

Forgotten concept: Buick Wildcat II, the wildest of all Americans

The front wings with holes were similar to the exuberant Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. The back section was clearly stimulated by that of the Corvette. Under the hood, Buick placed a V8 spoon with 4 carburetors and over 200 hp. The open body of two seats and a short wheelchair completed the sport balance: if this model were to enter production like this, Buick would have the most powerful sports car among all the American cars of the 1950s on its list. Unfortunately, the brand did not follow the story at all.

Forgotten concept: Buick Wildcat II, the wildest of all Americans

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Jean-François Christiaens has been a automotive journalist since 2005. He loves everything he drives, from electric cars to hypercars.
But his heart is pounding faster from knives from the GTI era. Although a comfortable rest also does not leave him unmoved.
Is that called aging?