1966 Buick Wildcat Pillarless Sedan – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Want to make a statement? Stand out with this restomod big Cat

The Buick Wildcat initially launched as a sub-series of the Invicta in 1962, but from 1963 gained its place as a standalone model within the GM range.

By 1965, the Wildcat underwent a redesign with raised and swooping rear haunches reminiscent of the 1963 Buick Riviera. Engine options were rejigged, dropping previous 401ci Nailhead V8 and replaced as standard with a single-carb 245ci Nailhead, and an option-able twin-carb setup.

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1967 brought in a larger four-barrel 430ci Buick V8 which was superseded in 1970 by the largest Buick V8 ever, a monstrous 455ci.

This ’66 factory right-hand drive (Aussie-assembled) Wildcat has been retrofitted with the later 1967 430ci V8 coupled to a TH400 automatic.

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The car boasts electric seats and windows, as well as power steering with tilt column and front disc brakes. It’s got a bit of a restomod touch, with some upgrades including American Racing wheels, Edelbrock manifold and carburettor. Meanwhile all shocks, bushes and rubbers have been recently replaced and great lengths have been made by the seller in ensuring the car is in outstanding mechanical and reliable condition.

The exterior paint is very presentable with only minor rust bubbles in the boot lid and one of the doors.

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The seller has a fair bit of history on the car: delivered new to Tatura Victoria, and was fully disassembled and reassembled by the previous owner, with updates including a Buick Electra interior.

Overall it’s an obviously well-loved classic yank-tank with healthy dose of kustom flair.

It’s in great condition and will be sure to turn heads wherever you go.

The Wildcat is based in Victoria, and is listed for $35,000.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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