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 |  Apr 17 2013, 6:31 PM

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Buick is celebrating its 110th birthday this year, and today the brand released 11 of its favorite highlights, spanning the company’s history. 

Buick has many accomplishments to celebrate, not the least of which is that the brand has sold over 43 million vehicles since it began all those years ago. Buick is also known for building the first concept car ever, the1938 Y-Job. The brand is traditionally known for building large luxury cars, like the 1959 Electra 225, but has also seen some success in the competitive arena.

A Buick has served as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 six different times, while the brand has won two separate NASCAR manufacturers championships. Adding to its lineup of quick cars, Buick built the 1987 GNX, which was capable of a 0-60 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds. Another impressive feat, the first Buick to reach over 100 mph was the Century, which did so all the way back in 1936.

Nowadays, Buick’s fastest car ever, the 2013 Buick Regal GS, uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to churn out 270 hp, but back in the muscle car days, Buick installed massive 7.0-liter V8s to get the job done.

Buick has changed immensely since the old days, and is now known as an entry-level luxury brand that competes most directly with Acura.

GALLERY: Buick’s 110th Birthday

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-D-Ohlman/1322589217 Carl D. Ohlman

    Love the Electra and the classic cool headlight doors on the Y Job I wish someone would bring those back! The Park Avenue Flagship is only offered in China very sad, it only offers a V6 why not bring it home!