Buick is one of the premium automobile brands of the American automotive group General Motors (GM). Formally the Buick Motor Division, which is arguably the most dramatic and prominent segment of American automobile history, celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2003. David Dunbar Buick and and engineer under his gasoline building factory built the first car to be called Buick in 1900. The company moved from Detroit to Flint. The brand has had a fairly happening history throughout its lifetime. They almost filed bankruptcy in 1904. With passion and a fair share of luck, the company became the number 1 producer of automobiles in 1908 overtaking Ford in Cadillac.
Buick is also credited for being the financial pillar for the world’s largest auto manufacturers, GM. It also holds the honor to be one of the oldest automobiles manufacturers in the world and the earliest in America. BMD invented the first overhead valve engine which earned an unparalleled reputation for the company. The Division also has a few victories to its name in the motorsport industry.
From the beginning, “motor” has been a key word in Buick’s name. That original patented overhead valve single cylinder was unbelievably powerful for its time. A prominent auto writer tested a two cylinder opposed automotive version of the design and reported the engine delivered 22 to 29 horsepower. The modern 3.8 liter V6 is widely described as the world class in smoothness, performance and reliability.
|Founder||David Dunbar Buick|
|Headquarters||Detroit, Michigan, USA|