All cat puns aside, this 1969 Buick Wildcat custom sport coupe is a truly rare beauty. It’s currently up for sale by Art & Speed Classic Car Gallery in Tennessee for a reasonable $14,900. The Buick Wildcat was a full-sized automobile that was produced by Buick from 1962 until 1970. The “Wildcat” name actually came from a 1953 fiberglass-bodied concept car. The sport coupe variant offered up here is from the second-generation run of the Wildcat. Other styles included a two-door convertible, four-door sedan, and four-door hardtop.
The Buick Wildcat was the American automaker’s large and sporty car for the 1960s. It spotlighted elegant features with clean lines and a beastly V8 engine. Still a head-turner today, the Wildcat takes us back to the good ol’ days when big block motors reigned supreme and style was just as important as performance.
The 1969 Wildcat seen here has spent its entire life in the dry Oklahoma and Texas climates. It was recently refinished in its original Champagne Mist Metallic with a new black vinyl top. All of the glass, chrome bumpers, and brightwork are in great condition. The cabin appears to be all original, with acceptable wear and tear for its age. The doors, hood, and trunk function well and the windows operate with ease.
This champagne stunner is powered by a 430 cubic-inch Buick Big Block V8 engine that delivers an impressive 360 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to a 3-speed Turbo 400 HydraMatic transmission with a four-barrel factory carburetor and 3.07 rear axle ratio. The ride feels as good as it sounds thanks to coil spring front (independent) and rear (solid axle) suspension. The finished product rides on original chrome Buick 15-inch Rally wheels in excellent condition wrapped in 225/75/15 Whitewall tires all around.
No matter what you plan on using this Wildcat for, it’s guaranteed to wow you and everyone around it. This vehicle has been tested to ensure it drives straight and stops with ease. It provides smooth and responsive acceleration that will put a smile on your face with every mile.
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