HARD-TO-FIND WILDCAT, 425 NAILHEAD V8, AUTO, PWR STEER/BRAKES, FACTORY A/C, 20"
Don't be fooled by the 20-inch wheels, this 1964 Buick Wildcat hardtop is still 100% Buick and 100% awesome. It's one of those special GM cars with unique features, and with a monster 425 cubic inch mill under the hood, it's just a fantastic piece of luxury muscle with all the right features.
There were few more stylish cars on the road than the Buick Wildcat in 1964, with Buick's trademark sweeping body lines and chiseled good looks. Thanks to a high-quality repaint in Sonic Blue, it looks spectacular with a sophisticated air to it that only a Buick could wear. It's two-stage urethane, so the shine is deep and clear and thanks to expert care since it was done, it shows only a few signs of use. Buick was big on drama, so there's a deeply recessed grille, cool gills on the front fenders, and a surprisingly sleek roofline that you wouldn't expect on a Buick. The chrome and stainless trim is original and given that this car has never left the warm, dry south, it's no surprise that it's in great shape. Sure, there's a little patina to it, but there's no part that stands out as too nice or too shabby to be on this car and since it's original, you know it's crisp and authentic. This is one great-looking car.
The two-tone blue interior isn't totally stock, but it's an awesome contrast to the bright blue paint and it's all-day comfortable. That's the original bench seat wearing fresh upholstery and the door panels have been stitched to match. The carpets and headliner were probably replaced at the same time, but again, nothing jumps out as too new or too old so it all looks right. The wide dash has lots of jewelry, including a wide band of bright metal trim to give the Wildcat a sophisticated air, and the only part that isn't original is the billet steering wheel which looks great nonetheless. And if it's road trips you enjoy, then the massive back seat and trunk will be assets, with the trunk carrying black carpet that looks clean and tidy.
Buick's 425 cubic inch "Nailhead" V8 was renowned for massive torque production, and it's just beautifully detailed. A custom air cleaner sits on top of dual Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetors and an Elco intake manifold, so power delivery is plenty snappy, even for such a big car. Correct turquoise paint makes the engine look correct, and the period finned valve covers and valley pan, it has a bit of a racy attitude. Features include power steering and power brakes, and factory A/C (needs to be serviced) so this car feels luxurious and effortless in everything it does. The transmission is a TH400 3-speed automatic, which would eventually supersede the venerable Dynaflow, and it powers a set of reasonably tall gears out back, making this a great highway cruiser that just loafs along with the big block barely breaking a sweat. The dual exhaust burbles along happily at any speed and you'll be shocked by just how clean this car is underneath; take a look! Those 20-inch Ridler wheels make a dramatic statement and are wrapped in 245/40/20 performance radials.
This is a beautifully finished car that is big, powerful, and easy to get into, both literally and figuratively. An incredible value, this big Wildcat will definitely surprise you. Call today!
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- Seatbelts (Front)
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Drum
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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