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It is a rarity to be one of the oldest car manufacturers in America. Buick is a pioneer of domestic automobiles and continues to maintain its status in the initial level affluent car arena. The automaker that brought us the Rendezvous Crossover and Terrazza in the new millennium has a long history of producing quality automobiles. Buick’s past began long before the Roadmaster Skylark of the 1950’s and the trendy Y-Job of the 1930’s.
William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet founded Chevrolet in Detroit in 1911. Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss-born American racecar driver. W.C. Durant was an American automobile pioneer who had purchased Cadillac and built General Motors (read GMC history). However, Durant overextended himself financially and in 1910, the banking interests that assumed control of GM ousted him. The partnership between Durant and Chevrolet formed quickly but just as quickly, a disagreement between the two men emerged. In 1914, W.C. Durant bought out Louis Chevrolet and got sole ownership of the company.
William C. Durant founded the General Motors Corporation of Detroit in 1908. The corporation is now the second largest automaker in the world. And this is the GMC history.