Buick is the oldest American Auto company still in production. Buick originated as an independent motor car manufacturer, the Buick Motor Company, incorporated in 1903, by the scottish american David Dunbar Buick in Detroit. Later that year, the struggling company was taken over by James H Whiting, who moved it to his hometown of Flint MI, and brought in William C Durant in 1904 to manage his new acquisition. Buick sold his stock for a small sum upon departure, and died in modest circumstances twenty-five years later. Durant was a natural, and Buick soon became the largest car maker in America. Using the profits from this, Durant embarked on a series of corporate acquisitions, calling the new mega-corporation General Motors. At first, the manufacturers comprising General Motors competed against each other, but Durant ended that. He wanted each General Motors division to target one class of buyer, and in his new scheme Buick was near the top—only the Cadillac brand had more prestige.
At first, Buick followed the likes of Napier in Racing, winning the first ever race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Buick has long been a quality marque with many interesting and innovative accomplishments.
This very nice Buick Touring is just the thing for HCCA tours, with its rugged reliability and comfortable and commodious seating capacity. Finished in a very desirable color combination, the car needs really nothing but a new top installed to be ready for the road. The hard to find and quintessentially cool non skid tires mounted to the large artillery wheels really set this car off. I doubt you will find a better equipped Brass Era Toruing car at this price point.