The World's 1st Concept Car

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

The 1938 Buick Y-Job was the auto industry's first concept car. Designed by Harley J. Earl, the car had power-operated hidden headlamps, a "gun sight" hood ornament, electric windows, wraparound bumpers, flush door handles, and prefigured styling cues used by Buick until the 1950s. The vertical waterfall grille design is still used by Buick today!


1938 Buick Y-Job