Classic Buick Cars for Sale
A classic Buick is still a highly recognized brand in the car industry today, and they have had an interesting history with several ups and downs in business. Here, we are going to provide some background information for you on Buick cars, as well as some specifics with regard to classic Buick models that you may be looking into for a classic Buick for sale.
In 1899, David Buick created the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company, which sold engines for farming and boating equipment. The company changed its name briefly to the Buick Manufacturing Company before becoming the Buick Motor Company.
Buick introduced the valve-in-head engine to the car market, which is primarily responsible for the company's early success; this engine became the strongest and most reliable car engine out there. In 1908, the first classic Buick for sale debuted, the Buick 10. The classic Buick 10 car was insanely popular, and it helped contribute to the creation of a holding company that still exists today, General Motors.
In 1911, some extreme changes came to the classic Buicks for sale - the Smaller Buick model 10 was discontinued to build larger and more expensive models. In 1914, Buick introduced a six cylinder engine, in addition to a complete electrical system. By the 1920s, Buick was considered a luxury, expensive brand, and they were doing very well. In the 1930s the Depression hit and Buick experienced financial troubles, particularly because they had become a higher end brand typically only purchased by the wealthy.
Although we have been using the term "classic Buick" loosely here, technically the definition of a classic car is an automobile that was built during 1925 and 1948. So do bear that in mind when looking at classic Buicks for sale, although many people list cars produced after 1948 as "classics."
In 1936, the company's luck began to turn around again, and Buick came out with the "Series 40" line. These classic Buick cars boasted vast improvements in both design and construction from their 1935 classic Buick model - these are true classic Buick cars.,p>The classic Buick Special of the Series 40 was Buick's first full-sized automobile, featuring the sport coupe body style. These classic Buick cars for sale were operated by one of Buick's acclaimed straight eight motors, capable of reaching 85 miles per hour.
The classic Buick Roadmaster of the Series 40 was similar to the classic Buick Super but with a larger, "torpedo" type body. The classic Buick Century came next, which was sort of combined the Buick Special body with the Buick's eight cylinder engine. These classic Buicks for sale could go up to 120 miles per hour, making them the fastest Buicks of the time. And finally, there is the classic Buick Limited, Buick's biggest and most luxurious vehicle, also of the Series 40.
After making the Series 40 line, Buick saw their best production year ever in 1940, when all Buicks were given oil filters and sealed beam headlamps mounted in the fenders. But then, Buick stopped manufacturing cars from 1942 to 1946 in order to instead produce aircraft engines for World War II. After the war, sales picked right back up again, only to fall again in 1950s when the Buick brand became less popular. Popularity rose once more in the 1960s, with Motor Trend naming the 1962 Buick Special the "Car of the Year;" The Buick Riviera was also very popular.
Again, classic cars by definition are those produced during the 1925 to 1948 time frame; if we are going by the literal definition of a classic car, those listed above with the exception of the Reviera are the only classic Buick cars: the Special, the Roadmaster, the Super, the Century, and the Limited. However, there are many additional types of Buicks that may be considered by some to be classics, and consequently may very well be listed here in our classic Buick classifieds: the Skylark, the Electra, the Wildcat, the Riviera, just to name a few.
In addition to classic Buick cars for sale, sellers may also have listed classic Buick parts for sale. If you are looking for classic Buick parts for sale and do not find them here, do try checking out our Auto Parts and Accessories section of our classifieds right here at Want Ad Digest.
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