• 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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