1930s Classic Buick Cars

The 1930s Classic Buick Cars Channel covers popular antique Buicks from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1930s classic Buick cars.


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1936-1992 Buick Roadmaster

Roadmaster! The very name conjures up images of a big, powerful highway locomotive -- which is just what Buick intended. Learn about the Buick Roadmaster's historic reign from 1936-1958 and its recent impressive reappearance in 1991 and 1992.

1930 Buick Series 40 Phaeton

The 1930 Buicks deserved increased popularity, but they came at the wrong time. Dealers found they could only move two cars for even three they'd sold the year before. Read how the 1930 Buicks fell on hard times during the Great Depression.

1938 Buick Series 80

A 1938 Buick Series 80 was the basis for a one-of-a-kind custom job by Howard "Dutch" Darin. The car featured an eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 141 horsepower, a 9 percent increase from the previous year. See photos of this 1938 Buick Series 80 Opera Brougham.

1939 Buick Century

The 1939 Buick Century had one more horsepower than a Cadillac and several industry innovations. This "first muscle car" combined a small body with a 120 horsepower straight eight-cylinder engine. Find out more about the 1939 Buick Century.

1931 Buick 95

In 1931 Buick began powering its cars with straight-eight engines. Updraft carburetors, "V" belts for driving the fans, and aluminum oil pans were new features on these engines. Learn about the year's vehicles, including the 1931 Buick 95.

1932 Buick Series 90

The 1932 Buick Series 90s were made on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. The designer owned a family carriage business that was located in Oshawa, Ontario. He later became interested in cars. Learn more about the 1932 Buick Series 90s.