The Buick Archive

What’s in the Buick Archive

The Buick Archive contains a compendium of model information, illustrations, specifications and factoids for the Buick Line Only. Significant in the archive will be the increasing development of Car Models Fact Sheets for each model and year – a one-stop shop of all the critical information on that brand’s year and model. The Car Models Fact Sheets are a single page for each model where we gather all the information on that vehicle that is available. It will not be a static page, but rather a living document that we will add to as information comes to light.

Please click the Tabs below and select any available model and year to see what we have collected to date.

Fact Sheets Contain the following Information

  • General Year Information
  • Models Offered
  • All Engine Specifications
  • Power Trains and Power Train Options
  • Chassis Information
  • Significant Options
  • Body Paint Colors  & Mix Codes – all Paint Companies
  • Direct Link to Hagerty Valuation for the Specific Brand/Model
  • Racing History (if available)
  • Downloadable Brochures Specific to that Year/Model
  • AMA Specifications Sheets (if available)
  • Road Tests (if available)

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About The Buick Brand


Durant stepped up production for the model C in 1905, and spent the next four years turning Buick into the biggest-selling automobile brand in the US.

The Buick Motor Division of General Motors, is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors. Started by automotive pioneer David Dunbar Buick in 1899, it was among the first American marques of automobiles, and was the company that established General Motors in 1908. Before the establishment of General Motors, GM founder William C. Durant had served as Buick’s general manager and major investor.

In the North American market, Buick has been marketed as a premium automobile brand, selling luxury vehicles positioned above GM’s mainstream brands, while below the flagship luxury Cadillac division.


Buick Models of the 30s and 40s were OHV I-8 powered, like this 1933 Model 80 Phaeton.

After securing its market position in the late 1930s, when junior companion brand Marquette and Cadillac junior brand LaSalle were discontinued, Buick was positioned as an upscale luxury car below the Cadillac. During this same time period, many manufacturers were introducing V8 engines in their high-end models, while Buick used a OHV I-8 for all models starting in 1931. Buick engines, with few exceptions, have always used overhead valves which the company pioneered in the 1904 Buick Model B.

In 1953, Buick introduced its first OHV V-8, celebrating 50 years of formal automobile production.


The first Buick V-8 was introduced in 1953. Buick, along with companion division Oldsmobile, pioneered the all aluminum V-8 in 1961. The rights to the engine were sold to BMC’s Rover group who used it until the 2000s. In 1962, Buick introduced the V-6 devised by removing two cylinders from the aluminum V-8 and casting it in iron.

This 2020 Buick Regal continued the name Buick had established first in 1973.

In 2017, Buick sold more than 1.4 million vehicles worldwide, a record for the brand. Buick’s largest market is China, which accounts for 80% of its sales. Buick vehicles are also sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. U.S. market share in 2022 was 1.2%, down by nearly half of its market share in 2000.