History & Heritage of Buick | 1941-1960

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HISTORY OF BUICK

1941 – 1960

1942: Wartime affects the entire U.S. as Buick builds more than 2,500 M18 Hellcat tank destroyers.

1941 – 1960

1949: Portholes make their debut on the fenders of all Buick vehicles, including the Roadmaster Convertible.

1941 – 1960

1950: The Riviera becomes a Super — and a full-size coupe. The Super Riviera Coupe hits the road with a 124 bhp inline (straight) 8-cylinder engine.

1941 – 1960

1953: Buick’s 50th anniversary car — the Roadmaster Skylark Convertible — debuts at a base price of $5,000.

1941 – 1960

1959: The Electra 225 — at 225 inches in length — debuts with three body styles and a 401 overhead valve V8 engine.

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  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • With cargo area floor lowered and seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google™ and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply.  Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply.  Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.  Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google™ and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible Android™ smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google™ and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android™-compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Bose® is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • MUST BE A CURRENT OWNER/LESSEE OF A 2007 MODEL YEAR OR NEWER NON-GM VEHICLE FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO NEW VEHICLE SALE. Not available with lease, special finance and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 2/1/21.
    Dealership availability and hours of operation are subject to change in accordance with all federal and local laws and restrictions.

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