Tale of the Wildcats


Buick pioneered the very concept of the concept car with the 1938 Y-Job, which predicted design ideas for Buicks into the early 1950s. Thus, it was a true concept or “idea” car, not a doctored-up pre-production prototype of a model already slated for production, as is commonly seen today. In 1949, General Motors made concept cars a public attraction with its Autorama show at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and then the traveling Motorama show from 1953 to 1961.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/10/17/buick-wildcats