David Buick founded the company that grew into the General Motors Corporation of America, one of the mightiest car - making empires in the world. Over 17,000,000 cars bearing his name and crest have rolled off production lines, yet he was involved in making only 120 of them. Incorporated on May 19, 1903, ground was broken for the first Buick engine plant on September 11, 1903, with funding from Flint Wagon Works, and operations were moved from Detroit to Flint, MI. In 1907 Buick built its first production four-cylinder car, the Model D.
Buick built two series of cars in 1925, the Standard with a 190.8 cubic-inch, 50 horsepower straight six, overhead valve engine and the Master with a 255 cubic-inch 70 horsepower straight 6, overhead valve engine.
Price new: $2225.00, Master Series Production: 4,200 vehicles.
1925 was the year Buick made the decision to use only six-cylinder engines - both the Standard and larger Master Six.
Buick introduced the 'Enclosed Touring' model in 1925 and for the first time closed cars outsold open models in the Buick line. 1925 was also the first year for nitrocellulose lacquer which replaced the varnish-color finish process. This was also the same year that Buick equipped its cars with balloon tires.