Buick Y-Job

The Buick Y-Job, the first concept car in history.

It was designed by Harley Earl. The car had pneumatically operated pop-up headlamps, a hood ornament that resembles a gun-sight of a gun to used the vehicle corners out bumpers, door handles and special styling details, the Buick until the 1950s. It was the first car with power windows.

For the term " Y" There are several explanations:

  • All test vehicles were called " X", and so Earl simply used the next letter in the alphabet ..
  • The term " Y" Earl chose because it was often used in the aircraft industry and there called the most advanced prototypes ..