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Buick cars: books - history and technology

A book on Buick? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Buick passenger cars.

David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car: The men and the automobile that launched General Motors

David Buick led a team that created gasoline engines for motor cars that were truly remarkable. They were powerful, durable and efficient engines that proved formidable on race tracks and in hill climbs. And, more important, those engines provided the power to negotiate the deeply rutted mud, clay and sand roads that often defeated other cars in the early 20th century.

David Buick created one of two big story lines that connected in Flint, Michigan, in 1904. His theme was about a faltering little company with a great engine, Buick Motor Company.
The other big story line was that of the brilliant organizer and promoter, William C. Durant. When Durant was introduced to the Buick automobile, it was almost like an explosion in the business world. That combination, Durant and Buick, formed the beginning of General Motors.

Author:Lawrence R. Gustin
Specs:306 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Sloan Museum (USA, 2018)
Book: David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car: The men and the automobile that launched General Motors

David Buick's Marvelous Motor Car: The men and the automobile that launched General Motors

Language: English

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Buick 1946-1960 - Photo Archive

This book highlights General Motors oldest division during some of its most successful and exciting years, 1946 through 1960. When World War II ended in 1945, Buick was champing at the bit to forge ahead in the sales race with its reputation for size, prestige and straight eight cylinder power in every model.
By 1954, Buick succeeded in reaching third place in sales, ahead of Plymouth. But after a few heady years among the sales leaders, some unfortunate styling decisions in 1957 and 1958 would topple Buick from the leadership pedestal.

Share these heady days of growth and success for an American automotive icon with superb quality original factory photos from the time when Buick was one of America's most popular automobiles. Relive the arrival of 'ventiports', Dynaflow drive, sweep spears of chrome, and all of the other Buick trademarks that became part of the American lexicon.

Author:Byron Olsen
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 25.5 x 0.6 cm / 8.5 x 10 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2006)
Book: Buick 1946-1960 - Photo Archive

Buick 1946-1960

Language: English

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Buick (1947-1962) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Buick models from the years 1947-1962. Describes the Buick Dynaflow, 50-Series Super, Roadmaster 41, Super Riviera V8, Century, Century Special, Roadmaster Special, Special Estate Wagon, Century Hardtop, Limited, Invicta, Electra, Electra 225, Le Sabre, Special, Skylark and Wildcat.

  • The 44 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.8 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2000)
Book: Buick (1947-1962) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Buick (1947-1962)

Language: English

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Buick Convertibles 1949-1964

All Buick convertible models from 1949 through 1964 and includes: Super, Special, Roadmaster, Century, Invicta, Electra 225,Limited Wildcat and Skylark.
Over 150 large B&W photos. Details, specifications, and historial overviews. The perfect primer and quick reference guide.

Author:Don Narus
Specs:94 pages, 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:150+ b&w photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2016)
Book: Buick Convertibles 1949-1964

Buick Convertibles 1949-1964

Language: English

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Buick 1963-1973 - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Buick sports models from the years 1963-1973. Describes the Buick Skylark Special, Wildcat, Electra 225, Super Wildcat, LeSabre 400 Sport Coupé, Skylark Gran Sport, Riviera Gran Sport, GS400, California GS, GS430, Stage 1 GS400, GS455, GS455 Stage 1, GS350, GSX455, GSX455 Stage 1, Centurion and Century Regal.

  • The 33 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2001)
Book: Buick 1963-1973 - Brooklands Muscle Portfolio

Buick 1963-1973

Language: English

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Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973

By 1960, Buick sales were tumbling steadily downward and it became obvious that drastic changes were required in not only styling and performance, but in the GM Division's overall public image too. The Riviera of the future would not exist simply as a stylish version of another model in the Buick line-up.

The Riviera was slated to lead Buick's renaissance. The Riviera would shed what was left of Buick's conservative, immediate post-war image, and thrust the Division into the groovy, swinging sixties.
The Riviera over the next decade was seen as a more sophisticated 'cool' aimed at the successful up-and-coming, shirt and tie, business types, rather than the tie-dye T-shirt, blue jean, mod squad!

Pages of the book Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973 (1)

Included in this book is all the pertinent data and information on the 1963 to 1973 Riviera models enthusiasts will enjoy, as well as a quick look at some of the sweetest customised Riviera models ever built that cruise the roadways today!

Pages of the book Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973 (2)

Author:Norm Mort
Specs:96 pages, 19 x 20.5 x 1.7 cm / 7.5 x 8.1 x 0.67 in, paperback
Illustrations:110 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:Those were the days
Book: Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973

Buick Riviera 1963 to 1973

Language: English

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Buick Riviera (1963-1978) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Buick Riviera models from the years 1963-1978. Describes the Buick Riviera 401, 425, Gran Sport 425, 430, 430GS, 455GS, 455 Stage 1, 455, 403 and 350.

  • The 37 articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:140 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.9 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.35 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2000)
Book: Buick Riviera (1963-1978) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Buick Riviera (1963-1978)

Language: English

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Buick 1935-1952 - Part Interchange Guide

Buick 1935-1952 - Part Interchange Guide

F.D. Harper

English | paperback | 134 p. | 2016

GM Century/Celebrity/Ciera, Cutlass/6000

Buick Century / Chevrolet Celebrity / Oldsmobile Ciera, Cutlass Cruiser / Pontiac 6000 (1982-1996)

Larry Warren, Gradon Mechtel

English | paperback | 360 p. | 1988

Buick Century (1997-2005)

Buick Century (1997-2005)

Jay Storer, John H Haynes

English | paperback | 320 p. | 2006

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