Country of Origin: USA
David Dunbar Buick, being a soldering iron by profession, developed a method of combining porcelain with metal. This invention was extremely important for the manufacture of products for kitchen equipment and plumbing, and Buick probably could have made a lot more money on it than the 100,000 dollars he received for the invention. With this money, he created the Buick Oto-Wimand Power Company, from which the Buick Motor Company was formed in 1903.
Cars to David Buick did not bring success, so he happily sold the company in 1904 to James Whiting. The president of the new company was William Crapo Duran, who managed to succeed by making Buick profitable and laying the foundation of General Motors.
The Buick company reappeared on the car market after World War II, presenting in 1946, like most other manufacturers, the latest pre-war model. However, the company was in a better position than many, since it launched the 1942 model, which is very popular. In 1946, Buick sold more than 156,000 of these vehicles. Demand was constantly growing, and in 1951, 404,675 copies were already sold.
The previous eight-cylinder in-line engine in 1953 was replaced by a new V8 engine, which was installed in Buick cars in 1953-1954. The Buick company became the third in the US automotive market in 1955, selling 781,296 units. The eight millionth car that rolled off the assembly line on April 5, 1955, at the same time turned out to be the 3.5 millionth post-war car of this brand! In 1961, the company Buyik introduced a small-sized car. This Buick Special had a 3.5-liter aluminum V8 engine, which was also installed in Oldsmobiles and is still used by Rover. In 1962, Buick returned to its credible cast-iron V6 engine. Given the growing demand for sports cars, in particular for the Impala model of the Chevrolet company and Thunderbird - Ford, the Buick company developed the Riviera model. It was equipped with a 6.5-liter V8 engine, which in 1966 was replaced by a seven-liter capacity of 340 liters. from. In 1971, the Riviera updated the body, which gained as many fans as opponents. The five-seater car designed by Donald Lasky was attractive from every angle. The rear-wheel drive car had a V8 engine with a displacement of 7468 cm3, which developed a capacity of 269 liters. from. The model was produced only with the Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission and was the most expensive car in its class. In 1975, Buick customers could choose from nine different models: from a small Skylark model with a 3.8 liter engine to a Riviera model with a 7.5 liter engine. In 1997, the smallest car was a Skylark with an engine displacement of 2392 cm3, and the Riviera had a V6 engine with an displacement of 3791 cm3. How time is changing!
YEAR OF ISSUE: 1972 ISSUED: 8575 cars
FEATURES. The Buick-GS model was a sports version of the Skylark model, capable of arguing with the “muscular" cars of the Buick rivals. Cars with coupe and convertible bodies were produced, sold under the designations GS350 and GS455. The numbers indicated the volume of the cylinders in cubic inches.
YEARS OF PRODUCTION: 1971-1973 ISSUED: 101 618 cars
FEATURES. This car with a coupe body had a wheelbase of 3100 mm and a total length of 5520 mm. Despite the weight of more than 2000 kg, the car developed a speed of 210 km / h.
The five-seat Buick Riviera was undoubtedly one of the most attractive coupes produced in Detroit in 1971.
YEAR OF ISSUE: 1962 ISSUED: 110 970 cars
FEATURES. In 1962, Buick sold 110,970 compact cars of the Special model, less than half of which were Deluxe. This model had additional accessories, such as an ashtray at the back and a carpet on the floor.
YEAR OF ISSUE: 1957 ISSUED: 65 964 cars
FEATURES. The Buick Century car was very similar to the Buick Special, but was recognizable by the four lining on the front wings. The displacement of the V8 engine was 5957 cm3, and the developed power was 253 liters. from. at 4400 rpm
Buick roadmaster skylark
YEARS OF ISSUE: 1953-1954 ISSUED: no data
FEATURES. In 1953, Roadmaster Skylark was the most expensive Buick in its class. The Skylark cabriolet was decorated with spoked wheels and any conceivable accessories that Buick could offer. The car was produced only in 1953 and 1954.
Buick Super (1951)
YEARS OF ISSUE: 1951 ISSUED: 169,226 cars
FEATURES. Of the nearly 170,000 Buick Super cars sold in 1951, 92,886 sedans and 8,116 convertibles. An eight-cylinder engine with in-line cylinders with a displacement of 4315 cm3 developed a capacity of 129 liters. from. at 3600 rpm