Buick is currently the oldest still-active American automotive make, and among the oldest automobile brands in the world. It originated as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899, an independent internal combustion engine and motor-car manufacturer, and was later incorporated as the Buick Motor Company on May 19, 1903, by Scottish born David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan. Later that year, the struggling company was taken over by James H. Whiting who moved it to his hometown of Flint, Michigan, 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 25 years later. Durant was a natural promoter, 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 megacorporation 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. Buick occupies this position to this day in the General Motors lineup. The ideal Buick customer is comfortably well off, possibly not quite rich enough to afford a Cadillac, nor desiring the ostentation of one, but definitely in the market for a car above the norm.
This very rare car received a comprehensive ground up restoration, and is a Buick Senior Award Winner. The car is still very show worthy, exhibiting only the most minor of flaws- The car runs and drives quite well and has been used on local tours without issue-it really needs nothing to be pressed into immediate service. Finished in Normandy Blue with Black Fenders, and Tan top, this sporting car features dual side mounts, wire wheels, and wind wings for comfortable top down touring.
This is the perfect car for the Buick Collector looking to round out his collection, or for any AACA member looking for a Tour and Show car that will be a standout at any event.