Buick celebrates 110 years with list of most iconic cars
1904 Buick Model B
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.
1916 Buick Model D-45 Touring
In 1916, Buick’s lineup was revised with a line of new six-cylinder engines. This Model D-45 Touring was the most popular model that year.
1931 Buick 50 Series Two Door Sedan
In 1931, Buick got powerful new eight-cylinder engines to go with a major design overhaul the year before. Models like this 50 Series Two Door Sedan helped improve Buick’s image during the Great Depression.
1936 Buick Century
The first Buick to reach 100 mph was the appropriately named Century, in 1936.
1949 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Convertible
Some of Buick’s most iconic design features, including waterfall grilles and portholes on the hood, originated with the 1949 Roadmaster models, including this Roadmaster Riviera Convertible.
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
Buick celebrated its 50th birthday with the 1953 Skylark, an opulent, limited-production convertible with advanced design and technology. Each had Italian wire wheels and the owner’s name engraved on the steering wheel. The same year also marked the first year of Buick V-8 engines and a new twin-turbine Dynaflow automatic transmission.
1963 Buick Riviera
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.
1975 Buick Regal Coupe
Amid a fuel crisis in 1975, the Buick Regal was the first midsize car in America to ditch its standard V-8 engine for a more efficient V-6.
1987 Buick GNX
The legendary 1987 Buick GNX was the quickest car the brand has produced, with 0-60 mph acceleration in just 4.6 seconds.
1999 Buick Century
Today, China is Buick’s largest sales market. The first Buick built in China for the local market was the 1999 Century, shown here being assembled.
2008 Buick Enclave CXL
The design renaissance at Buick today started with the 2008 Enclave crossover, a vehicle that also raised the bar in terms of quality and refinement.