38Buick 80C

Sad News, Jim C Perkins

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My friend and frequent donator to the Buick Heritage Alliance, Jim C. Perkins, passed Friday in Charlotte. While Jim is better know for his Chevrolet background, Jim was GSM of Buick Motor Division from 1982-1984 which were their best sales years in history until recent China sales surpassed the records set in that era. I met him when he was CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group and when he found out I had old Buicks we became instant friends.

 

here is some background on Jim

https://www.motortrend.com/news/jim-perkins-interview/

 

 

 

 

https://www.autonews.com/executives/jim-perkins-who-led-lexus-launch-and-rescued-corvette-dies

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Thanks for that posting and links, Brian.  I'd known that Mr. Perkins had a long Chevrolet connection, but had forgotten about his time with Buick.  Back when GM was "GM" with more carlines than anybody else.  A better time, I believe, in that respect.  His legacy will live.

 

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Wow, what a legacy. It must have been an honor to have been his friend. My condolences @38Buick 80C

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