Buick originated as an independent Buick parts motor car manufacturer, the Buick Motor Company was incorporated on May 19, 1903, by the Scottish-American David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan. Buick would soon experience some very dismal circumstances which threatened the continued production of Buick parts. Later that year, the struggling company was taken over by James H. Whiting and managed by William Durant. Buick sold his stock for a small sum upon departure, and died in modest circumstances twenty-five years later. Durant was a natural, and Buick soon became the largest Buick parts and car maker in America. Using the profits from this, Durant embarked on a series of corporate acquisitions, calling the new mega-corporation General Motors. Buick and Buick parts are sold in the United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Qatar, and Israel by GM and is GM's entry level luxury line.
The first Buick parts appeared on the 1904 Model B, which was the first Buick ever available for sale on the market, there were only 37 made, but there are currently no known original Models B's or Buick parts from the Model B in existence. However, there are two replicas at the Buick gallery that were built with Buick parts that were assembled by a Buick enthusiast. Both of these vehicles use various Buick parts from that early era as well as fabricated Buick parts.
Overall sales of the Buick brand and Buick parts peaked in the 1984 model year, when falling oil prices and the prevailing economic recovery buoyed the sales of traditional full-sized automobiles, in combination with the popularity of newer, smaller offerings and performance oriented turbocharged models. Subsequently, sales of Buick parts fell as downsized premium luxury coupe, full-sized and mid-sized models were poorly received by the public in the period between 1985 and 1990. The number of Buick models and Buick parts on offer fell over time, with the compact and performance segments being abandoned altogether.
Buick began consolidating its Buick parts and automobile lineup in 2005, replacing the Century and Regal with the LaCrosse/Allure, and the LeSabre and Park Avenue with the Lucerne in 2006. Both of its SUVs, the Rendezvous and Rainier were discontinued in 2007 to make way for the new 2008 Enclave, while the slow-selling Terraza minivan has also been dropped for 2008. This leaves the marque with just three models in the United States. In 2008, Buick and Buick parts sales slipped from an average of four cars per dealer per month to three, in addition to two trucks.
The latest vehicle to replace old Buick models and parts is the Lucerne Super; the pinnacle of all things Buick. Refined power and control are taken to the next level with exceptional Buick parts; 292 hp Northstar 4.6L V8 engine and advanced Magnetic Ride Control Suspension technology. Inside, Lucerne's commitment to exquisite craftsmanship and luxury can be seen in new Buick parts, and are also heightened with a list of features that include standard heated and cooled front seats, a heated walnut wood accented steering wheel and a nine-speaker Harman Kardon ® amplified sound system.