Entering the computer age, Buick debuted the white Questor concept in 1983 that showcased emerging electronic. A special programmed laser key unlocked the doors; there was an automatic adjusting light-sensitive windshield, navigation center for monitoring maps, self-adjusting rear spoiler and a rear view miniature solid state TV camera.
The idea behind the car was groundbreaking. The engineering team custom built a car that would turn the automotive world on its head. The interior alone took 5 months to complete, as it was an advanced (for 1983) computer system that packed all the technology available into a single automobile. To start, the dashboard had no gauges or instruments of any kind. The steering wheel housed all the important controls. Again, for 1983, this was amazing, as that had not been done.
Sadly, with all its high tech beauty, open roof and all the computer goodies, the 1983 Buick Questor Concept Car never made it to production. The cost to produce it, combined with the lack of reliable electronics for cars in 1983, made it impractical, and the car was scrapped. They did, however, keep the basic design to use in the Regal and Reatta coupes, which was a luxurious and reliable line of cars.