Buick Model B

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The Buick Model B was Buick's first model. It was built in Jackson, Michigan and was introduced in 1905 at the New York Auto Show.[1] William C. Durant introduced the car himself at the exhibit, and took new car orders at the car show. It had a 2-cylinder, horizontally opposed engine installed lengthwise within the frame, had a planetary transmission, with a cone clutch and two forward speeds and one reverse gear. The engine was rated at 21 bhp. In later years, it was renamed as improvements were made.

  • Model B (1904)
  • Model C (1905)
  • Model F & G (1906–1910)
  • Model 14 & 14B (1910–1911)


  • Kimes Beverly, Henry Clark, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805–1942, Iola, Krause Publications Inc, 1996, ISBN 978-0-87341-428-9.