Buick had the Hellcat game on lock way before Dodge decided to get around to it. And Buick’s Hellcat was way tougher than any Mopar.
This is a 1944 Buick M18 Hellcat tank and you can actually purchase it if your heart desires. The Buick tank served during World War II across the European theater, with deployment beginning in 1943. Its design meant for less armor, but in return, that meant for seriously quick speeds across enemy territory when engaging other tanks. The M18 Hellcat was the fastest full-tracked, armored fighting vehicle of World War II, capable of going 55 mph.
For power, the Buick M18 Hellcat utilized a Continental R-975 C1, 350-hp, nine-cylinder air-cooled, gasoline engine, which lugged around a 76 mm anti-tank gun and open turret.
As we mentioned, this beast of a Buick is for sale and will head to auction at Auctions America on May 12, 2017. Estimates peg the tank to fetch between $275,000 and $350,000. So, if you can’t imagine yourself in a Dodge Hellcat, try a Buick Hellcat. They basically weigh the same anyway.