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,
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.
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1933 Buick Series 50 Woodie
1940 Buick Estate Wagon
1942 Buick Woodie
1947 Buick Woodie
1949 Buick Super Woodie
1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
1976 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
The Roadmaster is the quintessential good American road trip car. It's a slightly later, non-woody version of this that stole the show in Rain Man. A trip up the
PCH in a Roadmaster woodie would be just about perfect.
The Buick Rendezvous, introduced in the spring of 2001 as a 2002 model year vehicle, is a compact crossover SUV that was sold by Buick for the 2002–2007 model years.
Replaced by the Buick Enclave.
Buick Rainier (2003–2007)
2003 Buick Rainier
2004 Buick Rainier CXL
2005 Buick Rainier
2006 Buick Rainier
2007 Buick Rainier
The Buick Rainier was a midsize SUV that was manufactured by General Motors and marketed by Buick for model years 2003-2007, replacing the Oldsmobile Bravada.
It was replaced in 2008 by the Buick Enclave
Buick Enclave (2008–present)
2008 Buick Enclave
2009 Buick Enclave
2010 Buick Enclave
2011 Buick Enclave
2012 Buick Enclave
2013 Buick Enclave
2014 Buick Enclave
2015 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave
2017 Buick Enclave
2018 Buick Enclave
2019 Buick Enclave
The Buick Enclave is a mid-size crossover SUV first launched in 2008. The Enclave, the
GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse all share the GM Lambda platform. The Enclave is partially based on the Buick Centieme concept shown at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show.
The Enclave replaced both of Buick's SUVs, the minivan-based Rendezvous and the truck-based Rainier, as well as the Terraza minivan. As of February 2014, the 2014 Enclave was the top-ranked Affordable Midsize SUV in U.S. News & World Report's rankings
Buick Encore (2013-present)
2013 Buick Encore
2014 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore
2016 Buick Encore
2017 Buick Encore
2018 Buick Encore
2019 Buick Encore
The North American version of the Opel Mokka debuted as the 2013 Buick Encore at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 10, 2012 and went on sale in early 2013. The Encore, Buick's first small crossover SUV, its fourth SUV overall after the 2002 Rendezvous, 2004 Rainier, and 2008 Enclave, is available in front wheel drive (FWD) and all wheel drive (AWD) versions.
Buick Envision (2016–present)
2016 Buick Envision
2017 Buick Envision
2018 Buick Envision
2019 Buick Envision
The Envision made its American debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016, as a compact CUV, sharing the segment with a second generation GMC Terrain and the Chevrolet Equinox. It went on sale in the United States in the summer of 2016, making it the first Chinese-built GM vehicle to be sold in America. It was initially only offered in all-wheel drive, but front wheel drive became an option starting in the 2017 model year
Buick MPV / Minivan
Buick Terraza (2005-2007)
2005 Buick Terraza
2006 Buick Terraza
2007 Buick Terraza
The Buick Terraza is a luxury minivan that was marketed by Buick from 2005 through 2007 model years. The Terraza was a badge engineered variant of the Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn minivans sharing the U platform; (Uplander, Montana SV6, and Relay respectively) in Doraville, Georgia.
The Terraza retailed at US$28,110 in 2005. The Buick debuted with one engine, a 3.5 L High Value V6 that generates 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lb·ft (298 N·m) of torque, going from 0-60 mph in the 9-second range. For 2006, a 3.9 L LZ9 V6, with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lb·ft (332 Nm) torque. It offered leather seats, and a wood trim on the panels and also offered on the steering wheel and gear shift knob.
Replaced by the Buick Enclave.
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