1970 Buick Wildcat and Buick Wildcat convertible review

Since the LeSabre and the Wildcat were very similar at the top of it’s performance peak, the Wildcat’s sales, reduced significantly and the Wildcat was eliminated entirely from the Buick lineup. Only a total of 23,615 Wildcats models were manufactured in this year. The 1970 Wildcat saw the vents and the grille and side marker lights changed for the last time.

1970 buick wildcat hardtop sedan

1970 Buick Wildcat convertible

The 1970 Wildcat convertible is one of the rarest custom models in this lineup. It was retailed at $4,079 and weighed in the region of 4,214 pounds. Only a total of 1,244 Wildcat convertible units were produced. It is a 2-door car with a front installed power plant which transfers power to the rear wheels of the car. The trimmings, taillights and grille were modified just enough to differentiate the new models from older ones. The engine conveys its power to the wheels through an automatic 3-speed transmission.

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1970 buick wildcat convertible

1970 Buick Wildcat specs

By 1970, the Buick Wildcat was on its last year on the production line at General Motors. For the 1970 Buick Wildcat, the 430-cubic inch V8 engine was replaced by the biggest Buick V8 engine yet – a 455-cubic inch engine that was mainly a jaded adaptation of the preceding engine with identical large valve design and a 370 horsepower output. Much more powerful than 1965 Buick Wildcat has.

1970 buick wildcat specs

 

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The 455 engine turned out to be the most dominant locally manufactured engine for most of 22 years. The Wildcat was available in three body styles, although all were offered only in Custom trim for its last year in production. It was eventually replaced by the Buick Centurion in 1971. Although, the Buick Wildcat 1970 got the 370-HP, 455-CID engine it was lowered to just the Custom series and was available in two-door, four-door hardtops and likewise the convertible models.

1970 buick wildcat coupe

This last Buick Wildcat 1970 model also featured a unique torque of 510 lb-ft. This major new engine featured a 10:1 compression ratio, a cast iron block, hydraulic lifters, five main bearings, a cast iron block and a 4 barrel carburetor.

1970 Buick Wildcat interior

The 1970 Buick Wildcat interior boasted custom fittings such as Deluxe Bucket Seats or power seats of various colors, radio, power steering, power brakes, full length console, a speedometer, Air Conditioning, tachometer, Rear Defrost, 3.23 Positraction and power windows.

1970 buick wildcat interior

 

1970 Buick Wildcat pictures

In the same manner as its ancestors, the Wildcat’s didn’t completely disappear in 1970. It was replaced by the new 1971 Centurion. Which introduced fresh style, minimum trimmings, but still had the standard 455-Cu. in. V-8, it was once more projected to symbolize the life-size performance-car figure. As was expected it las largely a fancier, plush, higher-performance edition of the LeSabre.

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  • Walt Schnneider

    Definitly one for my bucket list!!! ?

  • HILDER BEAST

    Wild Cat was a true barn burner extreme grocery getter 430 Stg III a true sleeper