Buick is still in the same position in the General Motors lineup as it was back in 1930. It is considered to be a car for the prestigious buyer that cannot afford the expense of the Cadillac. Buick was also part of the muscle car era too.
Styles of the Buick have changed over the years, however, some of the most popular Buicks that you might recognize include Buick Century sold from 1936 to 1942, 1954 to 1958 and 1973 until 2005; the Buick Electra sold from 1959 until 1990; Buick Invicta sold from 1959 until 1964; and the Buick Lacrosse sold from 2005 to the present. Some of the popular concept vehicles with the Buick label include the 1938 Buick Y-Job, the 1951 Buick LeSabre, the Buick Wildcat I, II, and III in 1953, 1954, and 1955, the Buick Bengal in 2001 and the Buick Riviera in 2007.
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Buick is an automobile manufacturing company, which at its start was known as the Buick Motor Company. David Dunbar Buick created this company with incorporation on May 19, 1903. Buick was the inventor of the overhead valve engine, which is the main reason for success of the Buick Company. However, Buick struggled his first year in business and by 1904 the company was taken over by James Whiting. Whiting decided to bring in William C. Durant to manage his new company. Buick sold his stock in Buick for a minor amount of money.
William Durant was great at managing the company and before long Buick was the largest car manufacturing company in the United States. With the great success of Buick, Durant began corporate acquisitions under the new mega-corporation name of General Motors.
In the beginning, all of the manufacturers under the General Motors label were in competition with one another. Durant did not want the cars to be competition he had the desire to have each car to target one class of buyer. Buick was at the top with Cadillac the only car above Buick when it came to the prestigious buyer.
Finally in 1929, The Buick Motor Division of General Motors launched the Marqueete sister brand. This car was the dream to bridge the gap between Buick and Oldsmobile. The Marquette was discontinued in only one short year in 1930.