1909 Buick Model 10

History

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 founding 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 | Jan 2020
1909 Buick Model 10 vehicle information

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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 trans....[continue reading]

1909 Buick Model 10 vehicle information

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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....[continue reading]

1909 Buick Model 10 vehicle information

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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....[continue reading]

1909 Buick Model 10 vehicle information

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Engine Num: 7564

The Buick Model 10 was introduced in November of 1907 at the New York Automobile Show. It was a four-cylinder roadster that soon became the company's most popular model. Selling for $900, it was the lowest-priced Buick, and came with acetylene headla....[continue reading]

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