Here's a great video produced in 1998 by General Motors Communications Support Group for Buick Communications. Written and directed by author/biographer Lawrence R. Gustin (one of the very few writers active today who extensively interviewed people close to the founder of General Motors, William Durant, and who also has a very rich background in researching and presenting Buick history), this video presents a detailed walk through the history of Buick from its early roots with David Dunbar Buick, all the way through to the late 90s. Narrated by Bill Harris, you'll enjoy a wide collection of Buick memorabilia including photos, newspaper articles, and film clips. (Video is presented in two parts.)
Legend of Buick - Part 2 (1998)
Here's a great video produced in 1998 by General Motors Communications
Support Group for Buick Communications. Written and directed by
author/biographer Lawrence R. Gustin (one of the very few writers active
today who extensively interviewed people close to the founder of General
Motors, William Durant, and who also has a very rich background in
researching and presenting Buick history), this video presents a detailed
walk through the history of Buick from its early roots with David Dunbar
Buick, all the way through to the late 90s. Narrated by Bill Harris, you'll
enjoy a wide collection of Buick memorabilia including photos, newspaper
articles, and film clips. (Video is presented in two parts.)
1955 BUICK CENTURY RIVIERA 2-DR. HARDTOP -- " HOTTEST BUICK IN HISTORY"
That's what the advertisers stated, that this year's issues of Buick were
the hottest in Buick history. One glance at this beauty and you can
readily agree. This red and white hardtop looks very hot. There were
80,338 of these Century hardtops sold this year whereas the top line
Roadmaster Riviera hardtop sold 28,071 units. Starting in the early
fifties, hardtop styling was introduced and it took off from there with
every make mimicing the hardtop craze. And one can see why. There is
something about the hardtop styling that states power and sportiness and
sexiness. This example here would cost $2,600 new and was powered only
with a V8, 322 cid with 236 bhp. There's your power element. This year
all GM makes had wraparound windshields. And Buick offered the improved
Dynaflow automatic transmission. Buick came in 3rd place in car sales
behind Chevy and Ford and in front of Plymouth the low priced make. So all
of the Buick levels: Special, Super, Century and Roadmaster together sold
close to 800,000 cars. Looking at this Century hardtop it's not hard to
understand why. Thanks very much for viewing this superb 1955 Buick
Century Riviera hardtop coupe.
Helping You Sell 1937 Chevrolet Film for Chevy Dealers & Salesmen
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"How Chevrolet uses sponsored theatrical motion pictures to promote its
Chevrolet (pron.: /ʃɛvrəˈleɪ/), also known as Chevy, is an American
brand of vehicle produced by General Motors (GM). Chevrolet was founded by
Louis Chevrolet and ousted General Motors founder William C. Durant on
November 3, 1911. In 1918 it was acquired by General Motors.
Chevrolet was positioned by Alfred Sloan to sell mainstream vehicles to
compete with Henry Ford's Model T in the 1920s, with "Chevrolet" or "Chevy"
being synonymous with GM. In North America, Chevrolet produces and sells a
wide range of vehicles, from subcompact automobiles to medium-duty
commercial trucks, whereas in Europe, the brand name is used mainly for
automobiles produced in Korea by General Motors...
On November 3, 1911, Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis
Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in Detroit with
William C. Durant and investment partners William Little (maker of the
Little automobile) and Dr. Edwin R. Campbell (son-in-law of Durant) and in
1912 R. S. McLaughlin GEO of General Motors in Canada.
Durant was ousted from the management of General Motors in 1910 for five
years. He took over the Flint Wagon Works, incorporating the Mason and
Little companies. As head of Buick Motor Company prior to founding GM,
Durant had hired Louis Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
Durant planned to use Chevrolet's reputation as a racer as the foundation
for his new automobile company.
Actual design work for the first Chevy, the costly Series C Classic Six,
was drawn up by Etienne Planche, following instructions from Louis. The
first C prototype was ready months before Chevrolet was actually
Chevrolet first used the "bowtie emblem" logo in 1914. It may have been
designed from wallpaper Durant once saw in a French hotel room. More recent
research by historian Ken Kaufmann presents a case that the logo is based
on a logo of the "Coalettes" coal company. Others claim that the design was
a stylized Swiss cross, in tribute to the homeland of Chevrolet's parents.
Louis Chevrolet had differences with Durant over design and in 1915 sold
Durant his share in the company. By 1916, Chevrolet was profitable enough
with successful sales of the cheaper Series 490 to allow Durant to
repurchase a controlling interest in General Motors. After the deal was
completed in 1917, Durant became president of General Motors, and Chevrolet
was merged into GM as a separate division. In 1917, Chevrolet's factories
were located at New York City; Tarrytown, N.Y.; Flint, Michigan; Toledo,
Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Oakland, California; Fort Worth, Texas, and
Oshawa, Ontario. In the 1918 model year, Chevrolet introduced the Series D,
a V8-powered model in four-passenger roadster and five-passenger tourer
Chevrolet continued into the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s competing with Ford,
and after the Chrysler Corporation formed Plymouth in 1928, Plymouth, Ford,
and Chevrolet were known as the "Low-priced three". In 1933 Chevrolet
launched the Standard Six, which was advertised in the United States as the
cheapest six-cylinder car on sale.
Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market during
the 1950s and 1960s. In 1953 it produced the Corvette, a two-seater sports
car with a fibreglass body. In 1957 Chevy introduced its first
fuel-injected engine, the Rochester Ramjet option on Corvette and passenger
cars, priced at $484. In 1960 it introduced the Corvair, with a
rear-mounted air-cooled engine. In 1963 one out of every ten cars sold in
the United States was a Chevrolet.
The basic Chevrolet small-block V-8 design has remained in continuous
production since its debut in 1955, longer than any other mass-produced
engine in the world, although current versions share few if any parts
interchangeable with the original. Descendants of the basic small-block OHV
V-8 design platform in production today have been much modified with
advances such as aluminium block and heads, electronic engine management,
and sequential port fuel injection. Depending on the vehicle type,
Chevrolet V-8s are built in displacements from 4.3 to 9.4 litres with
outputs ranging from 111.394 horsepower (83.066 kW) to
(741 kW) as installed at the factory. The engine design has also been used
over the years in GM products built and sold under the Pontiac, Oldsmobile,
Buick, Hummer, Opel (Germany), and Holden (Australia) nameplates.
In 2005, General Motors re-launched the Chevrolet marque in Europe, using
rebadged versions of the Daewoo cars produced by GM Korea.
The Chevrolet division is currently recovering from the economic downturn
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
134283 / 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/pp2mfqt
When GM lifted their ban of engines larger than 400 cubic inches in
intermediate cars, the Buick camp responded with a legendary piece of
muscle car history. The GS was the go-to for anyone who put equal emphasis
on pure comfort and brute power. This Sloan-documented 1970 GS 455 is the
beneficiary of an extensive frame-off restoration which has already claimed
some significant awards. Accolades include a Concours Gold First Senior
award at the 2012 Buick Club of America Nationals.
While Buick's GSX made its presence loud and clear with two strong color
options, the GS455 went about things in a slightly more sophisticated way.
This GS 455 wears a refreshing mix of fresh Burgundy Mist and Glacier White
paint for a refined appearance. Only the functional hood scoops hint at the
cars performance capabilities. All brightwork has been polished or
replaced, including the showroom fresh bumpers which were rechromed by
Inside the car, Buick design remains at the forefront. An all new Pearl
White interior from Legendary Auto Interiors offers new carpet, bucket
seats, door panels, and a taut new headliner. Presentation is great thanks
to details like freshly rechromed center console trim and a new steering
wheel. Upgrades include a full Custom Autosound stereo system with direct
The stock Buick 455 was a strong engine, offering a factory rated 360 horsepower and 510
lb. /ft. of torque but this GS takes things to the next level. Lift the
hood and a deceptively stock-appearing bay hosts a fully rebuilt 470ci
Buick motor full of high-quality parts. Built by Tri-Shield Performance,
the block hosts pieces like Diamond forged pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, and
a TA cam. At the top, a ported stock intake works alongside ported and
polished aluminum SE Stage 1 heads to help make a stout 507 horsepower.
Behind that powerhouse, TH400 automatic transmission rebuilt by TSP spins
power back to a 12-bolt rear with versatile 3.31 gears. At either side,
headers connect to a 3-inch dual Exhaust system complete with an X-pipe and
Flowmaster 50 series mufflers. To the rear, a new Quantum fuel tank and
RobbMc fuel pump keep the big Buick properly fed.
During restoration, the frame was sand blasted and painted with an
industrial urethane before being joined by all new suspension components.
Power front disc brakes and rear drums provide plenty of stopping power
while a fully rebuilt power steering system ensures confidence through the
corners. The chassis meets the road through new Wheel Vintiques Buick Rally
wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polylgas tires.
Offering a near-perfect blend of show and go, this award-winning 1970 GS
455 is a great reminder of Buick's performance heritage and a resounding
"Yes" to the old slogan, "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?"
Buick, My Love and I
A collection of cooll Buick magazine advertisement pictures to a neat 50's
1963 Buick Riviera 401 cu/in Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the first generation 1963 Buick Riviera. GM's first "personal
luxury car". Designed for those looking for luxury and style with a thirst
for performance. With dramatic styling for 1963 and arguably one of the
nicest looking interior's from the 60s, the Riviera was definitely ahead of
it's time. Design cues can even be seen with the last generation (8th gen)
riviera from 1995-1999. Potent 401 cu/in (6.6) and automatic transmission,
a timeless classic! During this presentation, we will take a 1st person
look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up,
performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build
quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get
from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight
key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available
options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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find in depth reviews/tour of automobiles from all over the world,
presented in a more detailed fashion than ever before. Basically, this
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1966 Buick Convertible Barn Find Rescue, Part 1
This is the story of a '66 Buick Special convertible that had been
abandoned in Arizona in 1978 by the family of Rick Pewe, editor of 4-Wheel
& Off-Road magazine. In 2011, the guys from HOT ROD Magazine, in
conjunction with Rick, spent four days bringing the car back from the dead
with plans to drive it home from Phoenix to Los Angeles. This is part 1,
with the hacking fun the guys had rescuing the car. Look for part two,
loaded with road-trip hilarity. The story is printed in the September 2011
issue of HOT ROD Magazine.
History of Buick documentary
David Dunbar Buick was born in Arbroath, Scotland, his family moved to the
United States in 1856 and settled in Detroit. Today he is known as the
founder of Buick Motor Company. Read more on:
Test Drive - 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage One V8 Tribute Muscle Car
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1970 Buick GSX tribute that we took out
for spin. It's equipped with a 455c.i. 4BBL (Performance Built) V8,
Automatic (turbo 400) Transmission, 10
Bolt Rear w/ 3.55 Limited Slip, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Factory
Air Conditioning, Hood Tach, AM Radio, Nice Chrome & Glass, Buckets/Console
w/ Staple Shifter, Seat Belts, Spare, Jack, & Tool. Dual Sport Mirrors,
Functional Hood Scoops Feed the Ram Air Induction, Beautiful Fit & Finish,
Custom Dual Exhaust System, Gorgeous
Saturn Yellow w/ Painted GSX Stripes, Buick Rallye Wheels w/ BFG Radial T/A
Tires, An Original GS Car Re-Created into a GSX, GSX Equipment, Front &
Rear Spoilers, Great Attention to Detail, Runs & Drives Fantastic, No
Expense Spared in the Resto & Build of this Muscle Car! Stunning Example &
Tribute to the Classic GSX! Thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St Charles, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
1970 Buick GSX 455 engine high performance muscle car vintage classic
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