GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Feb. 26, 1951


Dream Car. Buick's experimental "dream car," the two-seater convertible XP-300, was unveiled at Chicago's auto show last week. Designed by General Motors' Chief Engineer Charles A. Chayne, the car has an aluminum body only 39 inches high at the cowl (53.4 in. with the top up), blue leather seats, safety belts, padded crash board, hydraulic engine hood and jacks. The engine is a supercharged 300-h.p. V-8 which weighs only 500 lbs. (250 lbs. less than Buick's current 152-h.p. engine), and runs at high speeds on a mixture of alcohol and...

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