but according to http://maritimemustang.com/forum/provincial-banter/non-maritime/1270-barn-finds?p=7517#post7517 it was a feature on 1955 Buick Super Rivieras
I just posted about the portholes lighting up in Feb, when I did a short article on Ned Nickles, the designer.
The idea for VentiPorts grew out of a modification Buick styling chief Ned Nickles had added to his own 1948 Roadmaster. Four amber lights were installed on each side of the car’s hood which were wired to the distributor. The lights flashed on and off as each piston fired which was supposed to simulate the flames from the exhaust stack of a fighter airplane.