'When Better Cars Are Built, Buick Will Build Them' - The Buick Motor Company was incorporated on May 19, 1903 by David Dunbar Buick who invented its overhead valve engine which made Buick cars famous. At the time this 1918 Buick Touring car was manufactured, the President of Buick was Walter P. Chrysler, a former locomotive mechanic. The 7-passenger touring was on the longest wheelbase, 124 inches. The engine is a 242 cubic-inch overhead valve 6-cylinder that develops 60 horsepower. Production was 5,643.