Buick was formed in 1899 as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company, and is credited at this current time as the oldest Active Car Maker as Oldsmobile was discontinued in 2004. David Dunbar Buick actually incorporated his company in 1903 as the Buick Motor Company in Detroit Michigan. Walter Marr had designed the first of the Buick Automobiles but as David Buick wanted to keep manufacturing large stationery engines etc. Walter Marr left and started his own company and built the Marr car but he had a fire which destroyed his efforts and it wasn't long until he was back with Buick.
1904 brought the production of 37 Buick automobiles which increased to 750 in 1905, almost doubling to 1,400 in 1906 and up to 8,800 by 1908, which made Buick Number 1 in production surpassing Ford and Oldsmobile.
After incorporation in 1903 the company was taken over by James H. Whitting owner of Flint Wagon Works, in Flint Michigan. In 1904 he brought in William Durant to manage his newly owned company. He would spend the next three years making Buick the biggest selling automobile in the USA. He teamed up with R.S. McLaughlin in Canada in 1907 with a 15 year contract to supply motors, and in 1908 founded General Motors. David Buick was kept as an employee for several years. He sold his stock for a small sum when he left and died 25 years later.
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1936 Buick Before
1936 Buick After
Buick Floor Mat
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