May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Buick LogoBrief History About Buick

The Buick Motor Company was founded in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1903 by David Dunbar Buick, having previously been the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company that was established in 1899, which patented the OHV engine. However later that year, due to slow sales and financial difficulties, the company was sold to James H. Whiting.

In 1908 Buick with its growing success was joined by several other companies to create General Motors and grew its production line-up to build good quality cars and have even had success in various motorsport events.

As the new millennium dawned, Buick gradually reduced its car line-up and by 2005 Buick had reduced this down to just 3 models. However since 2009 they have now once again increased the model line-up, concentrating on SUVs, sedans and crossover vehicles and become one of GM’s major mid-luxury brands.

Buick Grand National
Grand National 1982-1987