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    Posted 9 months ago

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    Found this Buick- Auto '15 Millionth Motor Made' Fire King Mug at an Estate Sale. I thought it was cool because it had the Date inscribed.
    Haven't seen another one like it.

    I'd like to know how many are out there and which Michigan Auto Plant had them made? Anyone have any information let me know in the comments.

    Thank You for Looking.

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    1. buckethead, 9 months ago
      As the old slogan goes..... “Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick?”... Cool Mug :)
    2. keramikos keramikos, 9 months ago
      Teevo421, Cool. :-)

      I found one at Worthpoint:

      buckethead, You started that portable media player in my head again:

      wouldn't you really rather have a buick?
    3. Teevo421 Teevo421, 9 months ago
      Thank you for the information.
      Anyone have a Worthpoint account ? Can you tell me how much those sold for ?
    4. keramikos keramikos, 9 months ago
      Teevo421, No Worthpoint account for me. I don't think there's any charge for signing up for one, though.

      Ya know, I just noticed the grammar on that mug: 15th MILLIONTH >8-0
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 9 months ago
      ME TOO, keramikos -- my grade school grammar teachers would *not* have approved?!! <LOLOL>
    6. keramikos keramikos, 9 months ago
      FYI, I found this clip described as being dated October 25, 1969:


      The 15 millionth Buick, which rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich. this week, carried a suggested delivered price about twice as much as the millionth Buick built in 1923 — but the aver-age Buick employe [sic] will only have to work a third as long to pay for it.

      The 15-millionth car, a two-door Skylark 350 equipped with numerous options had a suggested price of $3,693 as against a list price of $1,895 for a four-passenger coupe in 1923.

      According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average wage in the automotive industry in the early 20s was 65 cents an hour, or about $32 for a 50 hour week.

      The average hourly worker at Buick today gets $4.53 per hour, making more in a single eight-hour day than his prede-cessor made in a week 46 years ago.

      It took 2.880 hours of work to pay for a car in 1923. At today's rate it takes about 873 hours.

      While it took some 20 years to build the first million cars, the last million were produced in the record time of 18 months.

      Of the 15-million Buicks produced since the company was started in 1903, nearly one-third of them are still in use.


      October 25 1969.


      So, a two-door Buick Skylark 350, built in Flint, probably Buick City:

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