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.
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.