Car of the Week: 1970 Buick Wildcat

Posted by Jess Stoeckeler on

‘As popular car brands like Ford, Chrysler, and Chevrolet were focusing on building high-powered trims of their cars, brands like Buick were going for bigger engines. The Buick Wildcat was unveiled in 1963 and it started off as a full-size coupe. By 1970, the Buick Wildcat was the only Buick with the largest V8 engine in the market. The Wildcat’s engine was a 7.5-liter V8 engine that pushed 370 horsepower and delivered 510 lb-ft of torque. This huge engine saw this behemoth stand a chance to compete with sportier cars. However, for unknown reasons, Buick discontinued the Wildcat and replaced it with the short-lived Centurion.’

-Hotcars, 10/13/2020 & Photo from Hagerty


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