The History of the Oldest American Cars – The History of Buick

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Buick is the oldest automotive make in the United States and among the oldest automotive makes in the world. In 1899 Buick began as Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. They incorporated as the Buick Motor Company in 1903. The following year, Buick produced only 37 cars, but by 1908, Buick has surpassed Ford and Cadillac as the number one vehicle producer. By 1923 Buick has built its one-millionth vehicle.


The 1930s brought about some notoriety for Buick. King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom had a Buick imported, and George IV, his successor, used a Buick when driving across North America in. Buick also produced what has become known as the world’s first concept car, the Y-Job convertible.


World War II brought new opportunities for Buick as they then constructed M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyers for the military effort.


In the 1960s, Buick introduced the Wildcat as a trim for the Invicta series. The Buick Invicta with the Wildcat trim then was named the Motor Trend Car of the Year which encouraged Buick to launch the Wildcat as its own model. The Riveria was also released as its own model during this decade.


In 1987, Buick introduced the limited production GNX high performance package and sold it for only one year on their Regal model.


In 1999, Buick introduced the Riveria Silver Arrow to commemorate their original 1963 original concept car. Three years later, Buick introduced the Rendezvous crossover, the first truck-based vehicle since 1923. By 2004, Buick had started to put V8s into their vehicles.


Today, you can see the history of Buick in their current models. You can admire the hard work and innovation put into every car. Come to Hatfield Buick GMC and you can test drive a piece of history.


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