Buick Series 90 Roadster – 1931

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931


Buick Series 90 Roadster – 1931


Marca : Buick
Modello : Serie 90
Versione : Roadster
Anno : 1931
Telaio N. : 2529894
Motore N. : —
Esemplari prodotti : 843
Motore : 8 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 344.8 cu. – 5.650 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carburatore
Potenza : 113 CV
Top speed Km/h : 160


Auction Result
2014 – Monterey – Mecum – $ 250.000


Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

The Buick Series 90 produced between 1931 and 1935 is recognized by the CCCA as a full classic, the only complete model (as opposed to individual custom bodies) to enjoy that status. The year 1931 was also the first to see the production of Buick’s new Straight Eight engine, a 345 CI inline-8 producing 104 horsepower.

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

The new engine arrived just as the inline-6 it replaced was coming to the peak of its development, and with competitors moving to larger displacements and more cylinders, its arrival seemed well-timed, but the Depression was in full bloom and sales dropped to fourth place; Buick sold just 843 of its Series 90 Roadsters, discontinuing the model at the end of that year.

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

This 1931 example is thus one of just five known to exist today. Exquisitely finished and detailed, it is finished in deep dark Burgundy with contrasting Black fenders, top and interior and rides on Red painted wire wheels and wide Whitewall tires. The full complement of exterior accessories includes dual side-mount spare tires with dual mirrors, cowl-mounted driving lights, wind wings, luggage rack and trunk, a rumble seat and a Mercury mascot.

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

 

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

 

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

 

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

 

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931

 

Buick Series 90 Roadster - 1931


 

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