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Founded by David Dunbar Buick in 1903, it only survived one year of independence before financial problems would see the need to bring William C Durant into the company. Durants capital injection was put to good use, the new Buick factory turning the fledgling company into a success story that survives to this day. From that factory was born the "Model C" - almost the most popular car around, 2nd only to Henrys Model T.

By 1908 had become part of the GM empire, but decided to maintain market position by innovation, Delco electric lights and starters being made standard by 1914, the same year they would release a 6 cylinder model B-55. Quietly kept alive the US tradition of making each successive model bigger and more elaborate, and by 1931 had released a straight-eight overhead valve model. Synchro gearboxes were introduced in 1932, independent front suspension in 1934.

Also see: Buick History
Buick Centurion  

Buick Centurion

1956
Buick's new "dream" car for 1956 is the Centurion, a racy four-passenger, two-door coupe with an all-glass top. Made of fiberglass, the Centurion incorporates many innovations in styling and engineering. It is mounted on a 118 inch wheelbase and is powered by a 325 horsepower V-8 engine. More >>
Buick Riviera  

Buick Riviera

1963 - 1965
Blessed with some of the finest styling to come out of Detroit it was restrained yet swoopy and exuded presence where cars like the Cadillac and Imperial were seen as merely big. More >>
Buick California GS  

Buick California GS

1967 - 1969
The California GS was Buick's attempt to create a lower cost and smaller muscle car. Fitted with the small block GS drivetrain, the exterior received the full treatment including vinyl top, chrome moulding package, GS emblems, and special California scripts. More >>
Buick Riviera Boat Tail  

Buick Riviera Boat Tail

1971 - 1973
Although controversial when released, successive Riviera's became smaller, uglier and far more conventional, ending the allure but ensuring this model would forever be remembered as a true classic. More >>
Buick Regal Generation 1  

Buick Regal Generation 1

1973 - 1977
Although in terms of overall dimensions the Regal was smaller, interior head and legroom dimensions were comparable to, or even better than, the earlier Buick models. The Regal Coupe, as with many American cars, could be tailored almost exactly to customer requirements by the option of 2 different engines, 2 transmissions, and a host of other, smaller, items. More >>
Buick Regal Grand National

Buick Regal Grand National

1982 - 1987
While the Buick T-Type Regal coupes were aimed at the performance market, 1982's Regal Grand National signalled a change for the better. Named for the NASCAR Grand National racing series, this car incorporated a 4.1 liter V6 with 125 hp, or an optional 180 hp turbocharged 3.8 V6. It also featured T-tops, front and rear spoilers and a striking gray over silver paint job. More >>
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