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The 1951 Buick XP-300

Posted November 25, 2019 The Buick XP-300 was designed by General Motors vice president of engineering Charles Chayne along with Ned F. Nickles. Chayne had previously worked with Harley Earl in designing the 1938-39 Buick Y-Job. In May 1951, Chayne granted approval for construction of the XP-300 along with a counterpart GM concept car, the Le Sabre which was designed by Harley Earl. The XP-300 shares many common mechanical components with the Le Sabre, including its 335- horsepower supercharged V8 engine, which could run on either gasoline or methanol. Following GM's "long and low" design philosophy in the 1950s, the XP-300 measures over 16 feet in total length but is only 39.1 inches in height. The XP-300 was displayed at auto shows across the United States, including the Chicago Auto Show in February 1951 and GM's 1953 Motorama tour. In 1966, the XP-300 was refurbished and donated to the Alfred P. Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan, where it remains as of last year. The Buick XP-300 is a concept car created by General Motors in 1951.
1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Left Rear 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Left Front 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Early Print Ad 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car at Museum 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Interior
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The 1951 Buick XP-300

Posted November 25, 2019 The Buick XP-300 was designed by General Motors vice president of engineering Charles Chayne along with Ned F. Nickles. Chayne had previously worked with Harley Earl in designing the 1938-39 Buick Y-Job. In May 1951, Chayne granted approval for construction of the XP-300 along with a counterpart GM concept car, the Le Sabre which was designed by Harley Earl. The XP-300 shares many common mechanical components with the Le Sabre, including its 335-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, which could run on either gasoline or methanol. Following GM's "long and low" design philosophy in the 1950s, the XP-300 measures over 16 feet in total length but is only 39.1 inches in height. The XP-300 was displayed at auto shows across the United States, including the Chicago Auto Show in February 1951 and GM's 1953 Motorama tour. In 1966, the XP- 300 was refurbished and donated to the Alfred P. Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan, where it remains as of last year. The Buick XP-300 is a concept car created by General Motors in 1951.
1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Left Rear 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Left Front 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Early Print Ad 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car at Museum 1951 Buick XP-300 Concept Car Interior