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September 2005 Issue
 
ARTICLE
 
Best of Buick
By Robert McLellan
 

David Dunbar Buick was more at home, initially, with a bathtub than with cars. He created a white bathtub by discovering a process for adhering porcelain to cast iron. Although the advantages of not sitting in a rusty black iron tub should seem obvious, white was apparently not a popular color. While the finicky public debated their purchase, Buick moved on to building cars. In 1904 he produced the first Buick motor car.

Many Buick collectors concentrate on the 1920 to World War II models because of the very elaborate presentations of their catalogs. In the GM line-up, Buick was second to Cadillac in performance, luxury and price and many of the catalogs rival those of Cadillac, especially in the late 1930s through 1942.

The following catalogs are personal favorites. Not only are they high quality with beautiful photographs, but they are also in very large formats. Most impressive!

 
 
1940 Buick Limited
 
     
     
     
     


 
1940 Buick
 
   
   
   


 
1941 Buick Limited
 
     
     
     
     
     


 
Buick Collection
 
1931 1932 1949 1951
       
1952
1955 1957 1957
       
1958 1961 1961 1961
       
1962 1962 1963 1964
       


For our complete selection of Buick literature go to
http://www.mclellansautomotive.com/lit/bymake/buick/
 
 
The Automotive Chronicles, September 2005
 
 
 
 
 
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