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Buick (Buick Motor Division), a division of General Motors Corporation. Headquartered in Flint (near Detroit).
In 1902, David Buick founded the automotive company Buick Motor Car Company, investing in it 100 thousand dollars received from the sale of his former enterprise.
The company launched the first car of its founder’s design in 1903. Asking for financial support from W. Durant and J. Whiting, a talented engineer, the useless businessman Buick gradually let go of his company. Until 1908 he remained one of the members of the board of directors.
Released in 1904, the model B had a two-cylinder engine, which was located under the front seat, so that the front “hood” with the “radiator” protruded was simply a decoration (the rectangular radiator was below).
The first 6-cylinder “Buick” appeared in 1914, and in 1931, 8-cylinder engines were installed on all cars of this brand. Branch models along with Chevrolet and Pontiacs have become symbols of the American style in the automotive industry.
The post-war Buicks (1946) were based on the newest pre-war body and differed from the models of 1942 mainly due to the radiator lining and the simplified trim of the sides. However, there was also a new emblem – “the bomb in the ring”: it was possible to recognize the post-war model at a glance.