1995 Buick Rivera
|Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity:||3800 cm3|
|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Automatic|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||FF|
|Price (out of date):||$12000|
1995 Buick Rivera specs, Engine size 3.8, Fuel type Gasoline, Drive wheels FF, Transmission Gearbox Automatic
Between 1899 and 1902 there were 2 prototype vehicles built in Detroit, Michigan by Walter Marr. Some documentation exists of the 1901 or 1902 prototype with tiller steering similar to the Oldsmobile Curved Dash.
In mid 1904 another prototype was constructed for an endurance run which convinced James H. Whiting to authorize production of the first models offered to the public. The architecture of this prototype was the basis for the Model B.
The first Buick made for sale, the 1904 Model B, was built in Flint, Michigan. There were 37 Buicks made that year, none of which survive.
There are, however, two replicas in existence: the 1904 endurance car at the Buick Gallery & Research Center in Flint, and a Model B assembled by an enthusiast in California for the division's 100th anniversary. Both of these vehicles use various parts from Buicks of that early era as well as fabricated parts. It is important to note these vehicles were each constructed with the two 1904 engines known to exist.
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