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56 buick centurion

Although many dream cars from the 1950s were nothing more than exercises in ridiculousity (if that wasn’t a word, it is now), the same can’t be said for the 1956 Buick Centurion concept — at least not as seen from the rear. The frontal view, admittedly, is a bit less practical, but still, somewhat attractive. The Centurion was first shown at GM’s 1956 Motorama. It was a four-passenger coupe with a fiberglass body and an all-glass roof. Under the hood was a 325-hp V-8, and — shades of the 21st century! — the rearview mirror was replaced by a camera which showed the driver the traffic behind him.

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com

 


  • rhmaccallum

    Holy sunburn on the top of my head Batman!