This 2+2 Buick Blackhawk convertible a an outstanding expression of all that Buick car is. This 2000 concept car is impressed by older retro Buicks and matched with modern style and perforance. The front grille idea is taken from 1939, sleek body – from 1941-1948 Buick Roadmaster.
Michael E. Doble who is Buick’s special vehicles manager said that this car was not only built for shows, but had been inspired to-built by hot rod shows enthusiasts – this Buick is actually being driven from custom show to custom show and it is not ment for major shows. Buick’s General Manager Roger W. Adams added that Blackhawk has a reason to remind that Buick cars had always been powerful and had distinctive style. The way this Buick was design is indeeed very interesting. There were some simple ideas and a request given to five companies and they introduced their concepts. Mr Doble has chosen a former Buick designer’s, Steven D. Pasteiner, concept version which by himself was described as “ultimate Buick custom car”. Most of the car’s components are hand made: frame, carbon fiber top, etc.
Blackhawk’s powertrain is equipped with 455 cubic GS Stage III fuel injected V8 engine from 1970. The 463 HP engine is mated to the electronically controlled 4-speed automatic gearbox. Other features for this car are: fully independent suspension, dual exhaust, 18-inch alloy wheels, dark cherry paint, etc.
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