Buick Motor Cars Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse of Buick Motor Cars

Established in 1902, and among the most seasoned vehicle brands on the planet. It began as the Buick Motor Company, an independent auto maker, and was incorporated by Scottish David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan on May 19, 1903.

The first two Buick autos were manufactured in 1899 and 1900 by Walter Marr, chief-engineer however David Buick was hesitant to start making cars, being happy with stationary and production of marine engines, so Marr left Buick in 1901 to establish his own car organization under his own name. Eugene Richard, was his replacement who in 1902 applied for a patent for Marr's valve-in-head motor, which patent, number 771,095, was granted to Richard fin 1904 in the name of Buick This was first overhead valve internal combustion motor in the world, despite the fact that it was called "valve-in-head" in light of the fact that the cylinders were level so the valves were not really "overhead." In 1903, the third Buick car was made, this time by Richard, yet Buick moved to Flint, Michigan in 1904, and Richard remained behind. Marr was rehired as the chief engineer at Flint, to begin producing cars. That year, 37 Buick vehicles were manufactured and in 1905,production increased to 750, in 1906, 1,400,in 1906, 4,641 and 8,800 in 1908, grabbing the number one spot from close contenders Oldsmobile, Ford, and Maxwell.

David Dunbar Buick incorporated his organization on May 19, 1903 as the Buick Motor Company , in Detroit, Michigan. In March, 1904, the organization was acquired by Benjamin Briscoe, who turned around and sold it to James H. Whiting proprietor of Flint Wagon Works, in Flint, Michigan. That mid year, Whiting moved Buick to Flint to an area across the road from his manufacturing plant, with an idea to add Buick's motors to his wagons. David Buick remained as manager, and re-employed Walter Marr as chief engineer. The motor Buick and Marr produced for this car was a 2-cyinder valve-in-head motor of 159 cubic inches, with every cylinder horizontal and opposed one another by 180 degrees. Whiting constructed just a couple cars in 1904, by bringing Buick motors back across the road where his employees shoehorned them into his wagons, before coming up short on money, making him seek William C. Durant in 1904 as controlling investor. Durant was also co-owner, of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company, which was the biggest carriage-producing organization in the country. Durant put in the following 4 years transforming Buick into the greatest selling car brand in the United States. David Buick sold his stock upon in 1906 upon leaving, and passed away in unassuming conditions half a century later. In 1907, Durant consented to supply engines to R. S. McLaughlin in Canada, a car manufacturer, and in 1908 he established General Motors.

Full Size

Master Six - 1916-1929 - B-Platform

1916 Buick
1916 Buick
1916 Buick
1916 Buick

Buick 64

1931 Buick
1931 Buick
1931 Buick
1931 Buick

Roadmaster (1936–1958, 1991-1996), Electra - (1959-1990)

1940 Buick Pickup
1940 Buick Pickup
1941 Buick
1941 Buick Roaqdmaster Convertible
1957 Buick
1957 Buick
1980 Buick Electra
1980 Buick Electra

Special (1936–1958, 1961–1969. Trim Level starting after 1970)

1935 Buick Series 50
1935 Buick Series 50
1936 Buick Special 40
1936 Buick Special 40
1937 Buick Special 40
1937 Buick Special 40
1939 Buick
1939 Buick
1940 Buick Phaeton
1940 Buick Phaeton 41C
1954 Buick
1954 Buick
1955 Buick
1955 Buick
1958 Buick Special
1958 Buick Special
1963 Buick Special
1963 Buick Special

Series 60 - 1936 to 1942 and Century 1954 to 1958, and from 1973 to 2005 as a mid-size

1942 Buick Century
1942 Buick Century

Buick Super (1939–1958)

1948 Buick Super
1948 Buick Super
1949 Buick Super
1949 Buick Super



LaCrosse - 2005-present

2015 Buick LaCrosse
2015 Buick LaCrosse

Park Avenue, LaSabre, Lucerne

1990 Buick LeSabre
1990 Buick LeSabre
2000 Buick LeSabre
2000 Buick LeSabre
2003 Buick Park Avenue
2003 Buick Park Avenue

Mid-Size

Regal - 1973–2004, 2011–present

1973 Buick Regal
1973 Buick Regal
1990 Buick Regal
1990 Buick Regal
2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal GS

Compact

Skylark-1961-1979

1971 Buick Skylark
1971 Buick Skylark

Apollo - 1973–1975

SkyHawk 1974–1989, 1975–1980, 1982–1989

Somerset - 1985-1987

Verano - 2011–present

Personal Luxury

Riviera - 1963-1999

1963 Buick Riveria
1963 Buick Riveria
1964 Buick Riveria
1964 Buick Riveria
1965 Buick Riveria
1965 Buick Riveria
1966 Buick Riveria
1966 Buick Riveria
1975 Buick Riveria
1975 Buick Riveria
1989 Buick Riveria
1989 Buick Riveria

SUV

Rainier - 2004–2007

Enclave - 2008–present

Concept

1954 Buick Wildcat II Concept
1954 Buick Wildcat II Concept
2009 Buick Black Hawk
2009 Buick Black Hawk

Avenir - 1915

2017 Buick Avenir
2017 Buick Avenir Concept

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