The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Buick Wildcat. We make the process of selling your Buick Wildcat quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Wildcat was a model of cars built by American automaker Buick, between the years of 1962 and 1970. It was the first real successful muscle car offering by Buick.
The first Wildcat (officially named the Wildcat Sport Coupe) was part of the Invicta model line in 1962. It used the Invicta full-size two-door hardtop Buick body and included small changes such as front bucket seats, a console, tachometer, and a rear floor lamp. It had a frame with cross-members with strong side rails, coil springs, and oversized 10 inch drum brakes. Standard power was the Buick LT401 V8, which produced 325 bhp at 4400 rpm, and 445 lb-ft at 2800 rpm. It was marketed as a “family-sized sports car.” Two thousand were sold in its debut year.
The Wildcat received only minor styling changes for 1963. They expanded the Wildcat line to three models: Model 4639 (four-door hardtop), Model 4647 (two-door sport coupe), and Model 4667 (two-door convertible). Although Buick tried to play up the performance image of the Wildcat, the 4 door model outsold the other two by a wide margin. Production of the 4-door Hardtop: 17,519; 2-door Hardtop: 12,185; 2-door Convertible: 6,021.
In 1964 the standard 401 cid V8 rated at 325 bhp was joined by 2 other engines choices, a 425 cid V8 rated at 340 bhp and the top of the line 425 cid V8 rated at 360 bhp. The suspension was further upgraded and included a link stabilizer bar and a semi-floating rear axle and a posi-track rear axle was optional.
The engines stayed the same in 1965, but the Wildcat got a new stylistic look that it shared with the Buick LeSabre. They expanding the Wildcat lineup to 10 models, including five sedans and five coupes.
Minor stylistic differences were made in the last model years and larger horsepower engines were used, including the powerful 455 V8 370 bhp at 4600 rpm, which produced torque of 510 lb-ft at 2800 rpm.