My sister bought one of these new Camaro’s a few months back. Her car is solid red with a smaller V8.
A 1955 at the Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan. My father had a 4 door in this two tone only the bottom color was turquoise and his only had the old “stove-bolt” six.
A 1947 convertible at the Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan.
This is the car shown below. It is a General Motors milestone car.
A 67 Caprice at the Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan.
A 1962 4 door Impala at the Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan. I had one of these (my favorite car) only mine was a two door with a 283 cu. in. and cast iron Powerglide and was red with a white top and red interior. “It met an awful end”.
The 265 cu. in. V8 at the Buick Gallery in Flint, Michigan. “I sure worked on a lot of these back in the day”.
A 1931 at the Buick Research Gallery in Flint, Michigan.
The 1920 490 at the Buick Research Gallery in Flint, Michigan.
The Classic six at the Buick Research Gallery in Flint, Michigan. This is the only survivor in the U.S. The other is in Canada. “This is the car that Louis Chevrolet himself designed”. Durant’s plans to fill the void left from Buick discontinuing the model 10 and also to compete with Ford’s model T did not include a car of this size, or price.
War work at Chevrolet.
War work at Chevrolet.
War work at Chevrolet.
Engine work at Chevrolet in 1918
This photo, that is often identified as showing Buick body’s being built, is in actuality Fisher body plant 2-a. Notice the natural light entering the building along the whole length of the roof. The body plant had the same skylight as the assembly plant 2 only it was located in an opening in the second floor.
This is the same view as shown below, only farther up the bluff, and earlier in time.
This photo from the Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan is looking north up Wilcox st which would later be re-named Chevrolet Avenue.
The photo (above this diagram), which I have not posted before, was taken from in front of factory 6 (facing west across the Flint river) and is showing factory 2 assembly. That is the powerhouse 11 at the left. My Grandfather and I both worked at this location. I was there in 1973-1974 and he was there during the sit down strike in 1937. I never worked in factory 2 but did work in 4, 5, 6 and 9. Believe me when I say: This was, “Chevy In The Hole” in more ways than one, “emphasis on the hole”. It was called the hole because of the valley it was in, but those that worked there had a little bit different meaning for “the hole”. I much preferred working at Buick.
The yellow arrow shows the location and direction of the photograph shown above.
Factory designations of Chevy in the hole. Links:
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Author & historian: Kevin Kirbitz just sent along this 1894 photo of David Buick when he was President and General Manager of the Buick & Sherwood manufacturing company in Detroit. Located at the corner of Champlain and Meldrum in Detroit, Michigan in 1899.
Here is better copy of the photo below, that I just received from author: Kevin Kirbitz. This photo is found in their new book.
I had found this photo a while back for sale on E-bay, but was reluctant to post it because of the strange context in which he appears. Well I just purchased the new (second edition) book “David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car” by Lawrence Gustin and Kevin Kirbitz and seen they had used it. So that is enough confirmation for me. This is from the Chicago Tribune archives and was dated July 11, 1921.
This north-west view from Division Street is showing axles being unloaded at the south dock of factory #06. The bridge (at the left) is going to factory #01. The date is September 24, 1921.
The same scene as shown below only in 1947. This is where I first worked at Buick.This is also where my video of Buick was made in 1995.
Location of factory #06. This would be the future site of building #16 or new factory #40, where I first entered a Buick factory, and always considered home.
The receiving area for the radial engine of the M-18 Hellcat tank in factory #06.