Skip to main content

1909 Buick Model 10 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Tourabout
 
Buick built this model from 1908 thru 1910. Total production was 23,000 units, with 8,100 built in 1909. The car cost about $1,000 new. The car has a 4-cylinder OHV engine and a planitary transmission, brakes on the rear wheel as well as the transmission.

The car will cruise in excess of 40 MPH.
Tourabout
 
Buick, with Walter Marr's direction, built the sporty Model 10 in 1909. Buick built 8,149 Model 10s out of the 30,000 Buicks built that year. The Model 10 designation had continued into 1909 built the appearance changed through the use of a 92-inch wheelbase. The 4-cylinder engine produces 22.5-horsepower with a displacement of 165 cubic-inches.

The car sold stripped for $900 while the loaded version sold for $1050, which included a surrey seat. The engine followed Buick's style of casting the cylinders in pairs which could not be removed. Adjusting the valves did not require an entire engine overhaul as they were located in their own cages. The 1909 Model 10 earned its nickname, 'The White Flash.'

Buick built 8,149 examples of the 1909 Model 10's of the 30,000 Buicks built that year. The Buick 1909 Model 10 carried it's nickname, 'The White Flash.' The car sold stripped for $900 and loaded for $1,050 which included a surrey seat. The engine followed Buick's style of casting the cylinders in-pairs which could be removed. Adjusting the valves did not require an engine overhaul as they were located in their own cages.

This model Buick, introduced in 1908, was the most popular in 1908, 1909 and 1910 outselling Cadillac and Ford. The four-cylinder engine designed by the famous engineer Walter L. Marr was simple, efficient and trouble-free. The car was produced in two styles, roadster (two or three passenger) and touring four passenger. Thousands were sold and all were painted 'Buick White' thus the tag 'White Streak' was put on them because of their many hill climb victories.
Tourabout
 
This vehicle was restored by Keith Kruse in 1994 and has been in many 'brass' tours. The engine is a 2-cylinder opposed unit that is located under the car. The Gas tank is under the hood. Brake and high gear levers are outside the cab; it has tilt steering column. The body, chassis and engine are original to the car.
The Buick Motor Company was founded by David Buick in 1903 who quickly found himself in financial problems. William Crapo Durant gained control of the company which was beneficial for the company, as sales, production, and profit greatly increased. In 1908, Buick became a founder member of the General Motors Corporation. This was the same year the Model 10 Buick was introduced. It carried a price tag of $900 which included Buick Gray paint scheme, oil side and tail-lights, acetylene headlights, and bulb horn as standard. The top was optional and cost an additional fee. In total, over 4000 examples were produced in its first year, providing Buick and General Motors with financial prosperity.

In 1909 Buick extended the chassis length to 92 inches. The number of bodystyles and sale also increased, reaching 8,100 units produced. By 1910, Buick was offering the Model 10 in 13 different body styles. The side-mounted spare and a windshield remained as optional equipment.

Production would last until 1910 with a total of 23,000 units being produced.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2007
For more information and related vehicles, click here

THE NEW PASSAT IS 'CAR OF THE YEAR 2015'
• Coveted honour as Europe's 'Car of the Year' goes to the eighth generation of the best-seller
Wolfsburg/Geneva, 2 March 2015 – Europe's 'Car of the Year 2015' is a Volkswagen: the new Passat wins the prestigious award, which is presented every year by the international 'Car of the Year' jury. The winner was announced on the afternoon before the Geneva International Motor Show. 'We are extremely proud of this accolade,' explained Prof. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Ak...[Read more...]
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF SPORTWAGEN
Pricing starts at $21,395 for the S model with manual transmission: a content adjusted reduction of $700 over the previous base Jetta SportWagen • New TDI® S model reduces base Clean Diesel pricing by almost $2,000 • Newly available driver assistance technology includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Post-Collision Braking System • Larger interior than outgoing Jetta SportWagen rivals compact SUVs for size • Car will be offered with 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI® gasoline and 2....[Read more...]
VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF 2015 GOLF GTI MODELS, STARTING AT $24,395
The latest Golf GTI adds more standard equipment and exciting new optional features ◾Seventh-generation Golf GTI is bigger, lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient ◾Price rises just $195 over previous-generation GTI, despite more standard equipment and an increase of 10 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque from new EA888 TSI® engine ◾Golf GTI Performance Package provides a great value at just $1495, includes electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential ◾Dynami...[Read more...]
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS FEBRUARY 2014 SALES
 February sales total 27,112 units • Jetta Sedan delivered 10,597 units for the month • Passat delivered 6,997 units for the month • Tiguan delivered 2,019 units for the month • High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 16.8 percent of sales in February • Passat TDI sales were 1,696, representing 24.2 percent of sales of the vehicle Herndon, VA (March 3, 2014) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported 27,112 units delivered in February. 'February was an expec...[Read more...]
THE NEW POLO - A PARADE OF PREMIERES AT GENEVA
Polo BlueMotion, Polo Blue GT and CrossPolo in top form New efficiency TSI: For the first time, Polo BlueMotion with petrol engine (4.1 I/100 km) Even more charisma: Polo BlueGT now with 150 PS, CrossPolo perfected Ten key facts on the world premiere of the new Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo: 1.The world's most fuel-efficient five-seater with a petrol engine: The new Polo TSI BlueMotion consumes just 4.1 l/100 km. 2.The world's most fuel-efficient ...[Read more...]

C25
Centurion
Century
Electra
Enclave
Enclave SEMA Edition
Encore
Gran Sport
Invicta
LaCrosse
LeSabre
Limited
Lucerne
Master Six
Model 10
Model 70 Roadmaster
Model F
Model G
Park Avenue
Rainier
Reatta
Regal
Regal GS
Rendezvous
Riviera
Roadmaster
Series 40
Series 50
Skylark
Sportwagon
Standard Six
Terraza
Verano
Wildcat

Image Left 1908 Model 14BImage Left 1908 Model 101910 Model 10 Image Right
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.