First Buick Manufactured

 

1904 Buick B

Engine: 2-cyl engine with a

Transmission: 2-spd.

Built in Flint, Michigan.

37 made, none survived

 

The 1904 Model B rode on a wheelbase of 83 inches, more than 17 inches less than a 2013 Buick Encore. The Model B Buick was powered by an inline two-cylinder engine with valve in head, cast-iron block, a float feed carburetor, and a displacement size of 159 cubic-inches. They had a two-speed planetary transmission with mechanical brakes on two wheels.

A prototype Buick was shown in the summer of 1904 with the first sale of a Buick following in August. Within a few short months, the company had orders for sixteen Buicks. By the close of the year, a total of 37 examples were produced.

 

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