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Recommended Reading: Buick, The Australian Story

Published in blog.hemmings.com

And now for something completely different – a book about Australian-built Buicks. Yes, there was a difference, as this insightful book by Eric North and John Gerdtz details.

Although this book is a must read for all Buick enthusiasts, anyone interested in General Motor’s early Australian history will surely find it highly informative and very entertaining.

Buick, The Australian Story

With incredible specifics it details every facet of Buick production throughout the Australian continent, mainly from the 1920s through 1940s, and beyond. You’ll discover how Buick was established there, its distribution and the marketing of its cars to Australians, and who bought them. More importantly, all the different Buick models are shown – including professional cars – with references about the differences between the American Buick and its Australian counterpart, and Holden’s role in all of this. It’s all written in a chronological format, and contains many engaging stories of epic Buick travel through Australia, particularly in the pre-war years.

Buick, The Australian Story

There is so much information regarding the history of Buick automobile production in Australia that it took a full 457 pages to include it all. And within its thick softcovers are some 750 black & white photographs illustrating all that history. Noteworthy Australian-specific Buick literature and period newspaper display ads compliment the well-written text, making this book a must for every serious automotive historian and enthusiast.

Buick, The Australian Story

Published in association with the Buick Car Club of Australia in NSW, it is available at BuickClub.org.au. It’s also available in the USA from Lulu.com; ebook, $17.99; paperback, $49.95.