The sleek, sultry 2016 Buick Avenir concept didn’t fail to impress when it made its worldwide debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. In fact, quite a few observations were made regarding its familial resemblance to the iconic Buick Y-Job concept from 1938.
Now, both of these timeless beauties will be making an appearance on Amelia Island in Florida, at the 2015 Amelia Concours d’Elegance.
The news comes our way courtesy of Automotive Addicts, who report that the very fitting capacity in which the modern concept and its storied prewar counterpart will be attending is as part of a seminar, entitled “The Design DNA Of Iconic Cars.” GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn will be in attendance, alongside Mercedes-Benz Head of Design Gorden Wagener, and Porsche Exterior Design Director of Special Projects Grant Larson.
That’s a pretty A-list group of automotive design executives.
The trio will be addressing the seminar’s attendees regarding the responsibility of vehicle designers to sustain brand DNA throughout years of new cleansheet designs. The Buicks’ presence there isn’t at all hard to figure out. Said Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Concours Bill Warner: “One look tells you that the Avenir is a blood descendant of the 1938 Buick Y-Job, long considered history’s first true concept car.”
“For more than six decades Buick concept cars have a habit of launching technology into the mainstream of American car design.”