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1988 Buick Lucerne

First called Riviera, the Lucerne was an attempt to capture the essence of Buick. This silver-blue concept car was introduced at GM's "Teamwork and Technology" exhibition in New York in January of 1988. It was described as a prestige/luxury front-drive coupe with exceptional comfort for four adults in a stylish environment. It features a Navicar computer navigation system developed by GM's Delco Electronics Division. Navicar used advanced "dead reckoning" - through sensors on the wheels and steering - to continually track the car's location from a starting point entered by the driver. The engine is a 165-hp V-6. Two years after its debut, Lucerne was transformed into a convertible.


Images: GM; Concept Car Central; JOHN LLOYD Collection; deansgarage.com