Buick Milestones

BuickBuick, the oldest active American automotive make, has set a high standard of luxury and sophistication since 1903. The first Buick ever made for sale was the 1904 Model B. Read on for more milestones in Buick history.

 

 1903

Buick incorporates and moves to Flint, Michigan.

1908

Buick surpasses Ford and Cadillac and becomes the number one producer of vehicles.

1923

Buick builds its 1 millionth vehicle.

1938

Buick builds the Y-Job convertible, widely considered to be “The World’s First Concept Car”.

1942

Buick builds over 2,500 M18 Hellcat tank destroyers for service in World War II.

1949

The iconic portholes make their debut on the fenders of every Buick.

1970

Buick offers the high performance GSX.

1978

The turbocharged V6 is introduced in the Turbo Regal Sport Coupe.

1987

The iconic Buick GNX goes from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.

1992

The first Roadmaster since 1959 debuts with a 5.7L V8 engine.

2002

Buick’s first truck-based vehicle since 1923 is introduced: The Buick Rendezvous crossover.

2008

The Buick Invicta concept exhibits the future of modern luxury.

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