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History of Buick
Founded in 1899 as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company and later as the Buick Motor Company in 1903, it's the second oldest automaker in the United States. David Dunbar Buick originally worked at a company that manufactured plumbing equipment, which he and a partner took over during a period of slow sales. The partner handled the business aspects while David invented a lawn sprinkler and a technique for coating cast iron with vitreous enamel, which led to considerable financial success and enabled him to pursue a personal interest in gasoline engines. The plumbing equipment business was later sold after a falling out with his business partner, and David launched his car company shortly thereafter. Over the next three years the passionate entrepreneur developed all of the Buick parts needed to assemble a prototype automobile, including the invention of the revolutionary overhead valve engine (the most common type of engine in use today). Unfortunately the fledgling automaker exhausted his start-up capital doing so and was forced to borrow $5,000 of investment money from a friend. Just one year later David sold his company stock and parted ways with his automobile business to invest (unsuccessfully) in California oil and Florida real estate.
Though the company has sold more than thirty-five million stylish and technologically advanced cars since its inception and has even been known as the "moving couch of America", David died of colon cancer in 1929, too broke to afford even a telephone. King George VI of England even selected the marque for his 1939 coast to coast tour of Canada.
The Buick Trishield logo harkens back to the founder's ancestral coat of arms, and consists of three shields in red, white and blue for each of the three original Electra, Invicta and LeSabre models. Updated to a monochrome emblem today, the emblem signifies a storied history few automakers can claim. Cars today may have 300 horsepower or more, but the 1904 Buick Model B was offered with a mere 15 to 21 horsepower, which was more appropriate for the lightweight frame-only chassis. Invicta, which is Latin for "invincible", was the flagship for Buick's new performance car line in the early 1960's.
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