1951 Buick XP-300

There was a time when prototype cars from Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors were big deals, and they were made specifically for car shows in order to showcase extreme design creations, new technology, and to "wow" the audiences who viewed them. Although show cars date back to the earliest times of car design and production, they seemed to reach their zenith during the 1950s and early '60s

This concept car from Buick was the 1951 XP-300. The XP-300 name was code for eXPerimental and 300 horse power. (Not too clever, but thay had to call it something.)

The car still exists today and is on display at the Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503 810-237-3450 www.sloanlongway.org

This page was developed by Herb Klug       Updated October 2, 2019       Contact me at herbk98 @cfl.rr.com