Sample Report

1932 BUICK Series 90, 8-cyl.

FEATURES

BUICK — SERIES 90 — EIGHT: The top of the line Series 90 Buick used a new 134″ wheelbase chassis and among its various models were two new body styles, the 4-door Club Sedan and 2-door Victoria Coupe. Standard on all Series 90 Buicks were wire wheels and dual side mounts.

I.D. DATA: Serial numbers right side of frame behind front fender opening. Starting: 2602732. Ending: 2659522. Engine numbers on crankcase. Starting: 2751922.



Model No. Body Type & Seating Price Weight Prod. Total
Series 80        
86 2-dr. Vic. Trav. Cpe.-5P $1,540 4335 1800
87 4-dr. Sed.-5P $1,570 4450 4089
Series 90        
90 4-dr. Sed.-7P $1,955 4695 1368
90L 4-dr. Limo.-7P $2,055 4810 164
91 2-dr. Clb. Sed.-5P $1,820 4620 2237
95 4-dr. Spt. Phae.-7P $1,675 4470 131
96 2-dr. Vic. Cpe.-5P $1,785 4460 1460
96C 2-dr. Conv. Cpe.-4P $1,805 4460 289
96S 2-dr. Ctry. Clb. Cpe.-4P $1,740 4470 586
97 4-dr. Sed.-5P $1,805 4565 1485
98 2-dr. Conv. Phae.-5P $1,830 4550 268

ENGINES

ENGINE: [Series 50] Inline. Ohv. Eight. Cast iron block. B & S: 2-15/16 × 4-1/4. Disp.: 230.4 cu. in. C.R.: 4.75. Brake H.P.: 82.5 @ 3200 R.P.M. N.A.C.C. H.P.: 27.61. Main bearings: 5. Valve lifters: mechanical. Carb.: 2 barrel Marvel updraft TD-15 10 982. Torque: 200 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 R.P.M. [Series 60] Inline. Ohv. Eight. Cast iron block. B & S: 3-1/16 × 5. Disp.: 272.6 cu. in. C.R.: 4.63:1. Brake H.P.: 90 (high compression 96) @ 3000 R.P.M. N.A.C.C. H.P.: 30.02. Main bearings: 5. Valve lifters: mechanical. Carb.: 2 barrel Marvel updraft TD-25 10–1501. Torque: 200 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 R.P.M. [Series 80, 90] Inline. Ohv. Eight. Cast iron block. B & S: 3–5/16 × 5. Disp.: 344.8 cu. in. C.R.: 4.5. Brake H.P.: High compression 113, 104 Q 2800 R.P.M. N.A.C.C. H.P.: 35.12. Main bearings: 5. Valve lifters: mechanical. Carb.: 2 barrel Marvel updraft TD-3 10–1503. Torque: 250 lbs.-ft. @ 1400 R.P.M.

CHASSIS FEATURES

CHASSIS: [Series 50] W.B.: 114 in. Frt/Rear Tread: 56-1/2 in. / 57 in. Tires: 18 × 5.50. [Series 60] W.B.: 118 in. Frt/Rear Tread: 56-3/4 in. / 58 in. Tires: 18 × 6.00. [Series 80] W.B.: 126 in. Tires: 18 × 7.00. [Series 90] W.B.: 134 in. Tires: 18 × 7.00.

CONVENIENCE OPTIONS

OPTIONS: Heater. Clock. Chrome grille guard. Dual side mounts. Single bar bumpers. Tire locks. Tire covers. Cigarette lighter. Wheel trim rings. Trunk. Trunk rack. Vacuum windshield pump (Ser. 50 only, std on all others). 12 spoke wood wheel (Ser. 50, DeLuxe models).

HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES

HISTORICAL: Introduced Nov. 14, 1931. A Buick powered racer entered and driven by Phil Shafer finished 11th in the Indy. Shafer also won an Elgin, III. race with the same car. Innovations: Adjustable shock absorbers, Wizard Control free wheeling and automatic clutch. Calendar year production: 41.522. Model year production: 55,086 (another 1,704 stripped chassis and cars for export were produced). The president of Buick was Irving J. Reuter. Buick discontinued the use of wooden spoke wheels at the end of the 1932 model year.

CURRENT VALUE IN 6 CONDITIONS*

  6 5 4 3 2 1
2d Conv Cpe $2,900 $8,710 $14,520 $32,670 $50,820 $72,600
2d Phae $3,000 $9,000 $15,000 $33,750 $52,500 $75,000
2d RS Cpe $1,970 $5,900 $9,840 $22,140 $34,440 $49,200
2d Vic Cpe $2,020 $6,050 $10,080 $22,680 $35,280 $50,400
4d 5P Sed $1,920 $5,760 $9,600 $21,600 $33,600 $48,000
4d 7P Sed $1,720 $5,160 $8,600 $19,350 $30,100 $43,000
4d Clb Sed $1,870 $5,600 $9,340 $21,020 $32,690 $46,700
4d Limo $1,920 $5,760 $9,600 $21,600 $33,600 $48,000
4d Spt Phae $2,950 $8,860 $14,760 $33,210 $51,660 $73,800

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RECENT AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Model Equipment Price Condition Auction Location Auction Date
Series 50 4d Spt Phae 1 of 69 $50,000 2 RM John E Morgan Museum Auction Andreas PA 4/12/2003

 

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