1938 Buick Y-Job Concept

December, 2016 § Leave a comment

The Buick Y-Job was the auto industry’s first concept car, produced by Buick in 1938. This nice two seater concept was designed by Harley J. Earl with  the car had power-operated hidden headlamps, a “gunsight” hood ornament, wraparound bumpers and the vertical waterfall grille design still used by Buick today.

The “Y” designation was selected by Earl because it was used extensively in the aviation industry denoting the most advanced prototypes.

1951 Buick XP-300

September, 2016 § Leave a comment

Designed and engineered by Charles Chayne, this concept XP-300 (eXPerimental with a 300hp supercharged V8 engine) has a nice long and low design, with heat-treated aluminum body panes to reduce weight.

Enjoy the pics.

1948 Buick Streamliner by Norman E. Timbs

October, 2015 § Leave a comment

In the 1940’s this beautiful car was the true American hot rod. Designed by Norman E. Timbs, the car was a custom aluminum body and steel chassis. It took him over two years to finish this car, and the end result is true beauty.

2001 Buick Blackhawk

February, 2015 § Leave a comment

This concept was designed and built as a celebration of Buick’s 100 year anniversary. Its grille is based on 1939 Buicks and the concept car Buick Y-Job, while its main body is based on the 1948 Buick Roadmaster. It features a retractable hardtop, shaved door handles, and hidden headlights.

1949 Buick Roadmaster

May, 2014 § Leave a comment

That’s a nice american 40’s car, but probably it’s well known due to the 1988  film Rain Man (starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman).

Enjoy the pics, and look the Roadmaster iconic three our four vents on the front fender behind the front wheels, as on the 1955 Roadmaster.  Nowadays you can find them for example on Maseratis as Gran Turismo, Ghibli, Quattroporte and the nice concept Alfieri.

 

 

 

1955 Buick Roadmaster

July, 2012 § 1 Comment

The flagship car from Buick on the 40’s and 50’s  sharing  structure with entry-level Cadillac and Oldsmobiles. I love the line that borders the two colour painting and the 4 holes.  I’m posting cabriolet and sedan pics.

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