1956 Buick Centurion
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A spectacular four-passenger coupe with a fiberglass body and an all-glass top, the red and white Centurion dream car was equipped with a television camera mounted in the trunk. A receiver on the instrument panel displayed images from the camera, thereby rendering the rearview mirror obsolete. The camera was mounted in a tailcone inspired by a jet fighter, a recurring theme in concept cars of the '50s. A 325-hp V-9 engine provided thrust. Centurion is now owned by Sloan Museum.