The 10 Most Important Buicks Of All Time

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The 1976 Buick Regal Turbo Indy 500 pace car.

The 1976 Buick Regal Turbo Indy 500 pace car.

Buick has raced at Indianapolis and Daytona, and has built fast, powerful machines for more than a century. Today's smokin' hot Avista concept car is a legitimate heir to forebears such as the Buick that won the first race ever held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909.

The company made pioneering advances, such as its compact aluminum 3.5-liter V8 engine of the 1960s and its introduction of turbocharged V6 engines in the 1970s, as drivers sought more power for less fuel. Today, the turbo V6 is a common performance powerplant, but in 1976, it was a bold step.

Here are ten milestone Buicks that helped rev up the company's performance legacy—according to Buick itself. 

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