was founded in 1903 by Scottish born David Dunbar Buick and holds
the distinction of being the oldest American car manufacturer
and among the oldest automobile brands in the world. By 1908,
Buick surpassed Ford and Cadillac as the number one producer
of vehicles with 8,820 units built that year. Buick would achieve
it's one millionth vehicle produced by 1923, just shy of it's
20th anniversary. 1925 saw the introduction of the new 6-cylinder
engine. The Buick Super is introduced in 1941 while 1942 sees
production lines devoted to the manufacture of tank destroyers.
In 1950, the Buick Riviera becomes a Super and a full size coupe.
The Roadmaster Skylark Convertible debuts to celebrate Buick's
50th anniversary with a base price of $5,000. The 1960's see
the Invicta debut, Skylark, Riviera and LeSabre models while
the GSX Gran Sport would dominate the performance division by
the late 1960's and early 1970's. A convertible Riveria appears
in 1982 and the heavily optioned Regal Grand National makes it's
debut in 1987.