• April 7, 2015

1928 Buick

1928 Buick

1928 Buick Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: Standard 6, Model 27
Factory Price: $1,295
Production: 50,224
Weight: 3,370 lbs
Engine: Straight 6 OHV

Horse Power: 63
Cubic Inches: 207
Wheel Base: 115 in.
Transmission: Manual 3 speeds forward
Brakes: Mechanical


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]David Dunbar Buick, a successful plumbing inventor, started Buick in 1903. In 1904 he sold Buick to Flint, MI. resident Wm. C. Durant of the Durant-Dort Carriage Co. In 1908 Durant used Buick as a base to form General Motors. From 1908-1928 GM consisted of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Overland/Pontiac.
Buick’s 1924 new styling queue for its radiator resembled Packard’s radiator design. GM and Packard were at odds over the design, GM finally backed down so as not to emulate Packard’s design. In 1925 Buick went for the 6-cylinder engine as opposed to the 4. Buick’s silver anniversary, 1929, was celebrated with better styling features such as non- glare windshields and other small appointments. The company was riding high between 1926-1929 routinely placing in the top five in sales.
Overall, 1925-1928 Buicks had essentially the same body style.