1934 Buick Model 67
By the late 1920s, eight-cylinder engines had become de rigeur, particularly for upmarket automakers. Buick, with its enviable legacy of sixes, was late in coming to the new fashion. But when it happened, it happened in a massive way. For 1931, Buick launched not one, but three straight eights. Moreover, the three shared almost no tooling or parts. Chief engineer Dutch Bower delegated the design work to his protégé, John Dolza. There was a small, 221-cubic inch unit for the 50 Series, 272.6 cubic inches for the 60 Series, and the 80 and 90 Series shared a big 344.8-cubic inch powerplant that developed 104 horsepower at 2,800 rpm. With three new engines, the transformation was complete. Buick would build exclusively eights for three decades.
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