On the occasion of the 1956 Motorama Show, Buick decided to participate by presenting an innovative concept car called Centurion which was intended to show the progress made by the American company in design and technology.
The design of the bodywork and interior was inspired by the new jet planes and a 325 hp V8 5.3 was mounted as the engine, managed by a three-speed automatic transmission and combined with rear wheel drive.
High-tech options included a rear view camera to monitor traffic, an air conditioning system, electronically operated seats and an all-glass bubble roof that allowed the pilot a 360 ° view.
Although it never went into series production, Centurion influenced the design of many cars built by Chevrolet and Buick in the 1960s.
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