1965 Buick, Classic Buick Ads

1965 Buick Electra 225

Buick is one of the oldest automotive brands still in existence, and it has a number of cool feathers in its cap. The upscale automaker is credited with selling the first car powered by an overhead-valve engine (1904), and becoming the first division of General Motors (1908).

If you’re roughly my age (I’m in my early fifties), Buick is likely best known to you as the builder of Eighties cushmobiles, the venerable 3800 V6, and the powerhouse Regal Grand National and GNX.

Yet, as much a part of the American automotive landscape as Buick is, its primary market is no longer the United States. Buicks enjoy an almost cult-like following in China, and the Asian nation accounted for fully 80 percent of the brand’s 2018 sales.

Still, no level of global sales success can take Buick, or its rich heritage, away from the us. To celebrate the brand that brought us the Dynaflow transmission and front-fender Ventiports, we share here 21 classic Buick ads and one TV commercial.

Tell us what your favorite Buick is. The place to leave comments is down below.


Classic Buick Ads

1926 Buick

1926 Buick Ad, Classic Buick Ads

1926 Buick ad

Photo Feature: 1910 Buick 60 Special “Bug” Racecar


1936 Buick 8

1936 Buick Ad

1936 Buick 8 ad

Photo Feature: 1936 Ford DeLuxe Club Cabriolet


1948 Buick Roadmaster

1948 Dynaflow Ad

1948 Buick Roadmaster ad

Just Your Average 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible . . . Or Is It? (Monster Engine Swap Content)


1955 Buick Special

1955 Buick Ad

1955 Buick Special ad

My 5 Favorite ’55s


1956 Buick

1956 Buick Ad

1956 Buick ad

Cadillac Super Cruise? GM Had Autonomous Driving Nailed in 1956


1960 Buick

1960 Buick Ad

1960 Buick ad

Model-Year Madness! 10 Classic Ads From 1960


1961 Buick Skylark

1961 Skylark

1961 Buick Skylark ad

Model-Year Madness! 10 Classic Ads From 1961


1962 Buick Wildcat

1962 Wildcat

1962 Buick Wildcat ad

The Coolest American Cars of 1962


1963 Buick Riviera

1963 Riviera Ad

1963 Buick Riviera ad

Review Flashback! 1985 Buick Riviera


1965 Buick Electra 225

1965 Buick Ad

1965 Buick Electra 225 ad

The Buicks of 1986


1969 Buick Skylark

1969 Buick Ad

1969 Buick Skylark ad

Model-Year Madness! 10 Classic Ads From 1969


1970 Buick Riviera

1970 Buick Ad

1970 Buick Riviera ad

The Consumer Guide Best Buys of 1970


1971 Buick Centurion

1971 Buick

1971 Buick Centurion ad

The 10 Slowest Cars of 1971*


1976 Buick Regal

1976 Regal

1976 Buick Regal ad

Bargain Bling: 5 1976 Economy Cars with Luxury-Car Trim


1980 Buick Electra

1980 Buick Electra Ad 4.1

1980 Buick Electra ad

The Big “V” Engine of Desperate Times: Remembering the Buick 4.1-liter V6


1983 Buick Skyhawk

1983 Buick Wagon Ad

1983 Buick Skyhawk ad

The Small Wagons of 1984


1984 Buick Regal Grand National

Buick Grand National Ad

1984 Buick Regal Grand National ad

’80s Flashback: Lil’ John Buttera-built Buick Regal


1988 Buick Reatta

1988 Reatta Ad

1988 Buick Reatta ad

5 (Pretty Good Looking) Forgotten Coupes


1989 Buick Regal

1989 Regal Ad

1989 Buick Regal ad

More Buick Regal news and reviews


1990 Buick Rivera

1990 Rivera Ad

1990 Buick Riviera ad

5 “Newly Classic” Convertibles (1988 Edition)


1995 Buick Roadmaster

1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon

1995 Buick Roadmaster ad

Review Flashback! 1991 Chevrolet Caprice

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Classic Buick Ads