• 1938 Buick Y Job, penned by famed designer Harley Earl, is known today as the first concept car ever created.

  • The first production Buick was also the shortest. The 1904 Model B rode on a wheelbase of 83 inches, more than 17 inches less than a 2013 Buick Encore.

  • To date, Buick has produced more than 43 million vehicles. The first million took two decades, with the milestone touring sedan shown here rolling off the line in 1923.

  • Buick’s motorsports history includes two NASCAR titles and six Indy 500 pace cars, including the 1939 Roadmaster shown here.

  • Buick’s 110th anniversary coincides with the 1963 Riviera’s 50th. It’s considered by many as one of the most beautiful car designs ever.

  • Today’s powerful Buick engines use technology like turbocharging to combine power and efficiency, but displacement was once king. The brand’s largest engine, a 455 cubic inch V-8, was produced from 1970-75.

  • Buick’s longest car, the 1975 Buick Electra sedan, measured 233.7 inches from bumper to bumper.

  • The legendary 1987 Buick GNX was the quickest car the brand has produced, with 0-60 mph acceleration in just 4.6 seconds.

  • Buick has produced two vehicles able to hold up to 8 passengers. The 1991-1996 Roadmaster Estate and the 2013 Enclave shown here.

  • In 2013, two Buick engineers set a new top speed record for the brand when they took a 2013 Regal GS to 162 mph in a closed-course road rally.


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Buick has taken the time to highlight some of the company's personal points of pride from the past 110 years. Those include everything from the automaker's very first vehicle, the 1904 Model B, to what Buick claims is the world's first concept car: The 1938 Y Job (above). That one also walked away with the worst name for a design study.