engine and motor-car manufacturer (1903)
The Buick Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer founded in 1903 by David Dumbar Buick in Flint (USA) and now part of General Motors.
Buick after the founding in 1904 the house was purchased by James H. Whiting and the care of William C. Durant for its management. Before long, the Buick became the biggest car manufacturer in the United States and Durant was able to acquire several other brands on the market, creating a large industrial conglomerate to which he gave the name of General Motors.
If at first the group of companies competed with each other, the management of Durant brought an end to this state of things by giving each brand a specific slice of the market.
The Buick was designated to produce high-end cars, the second most luxurious brand of the whole group, second only to Cadillac, this position has remained unchanged until today.
The first model was a two-cylinder opposed L-head which was unsuccessful, as the second, a Double Phaeton engine with overhead valves.
Then took over the new six-cylinder models from 3,100 to 5,400 cm ³, and in 1931 came even eight-cylinder engines.
After the crisis of 1929 and early thirties, there was a sharp recovery in production with the entry of vehicles Special, Century, Roadmaster, Super and Limited.
After the break for World War the house in 1948 introduced the first American car with automatic transmission and torque converter.