Buick offered not only a wide range of models from moderately priced to luxury but also exceptional value and performance from the valve-in-head engines which had powered Buicks since the marque' origin. It was the backbone of General Motors and its managers constantly pushed to encroach on Cadillac's luxury position.
This 1931 Buick Series 90's 345 cubic inch straight eight delivered 104 horsepower, more than Cadillac's 95hp V-8, is recognized by CCCA as a Full Classic. Its lightweight Phaeton coachwork weighs almost 1,000 pounds less than its competition from Cadillac to get maximum performance from its valve-in-head eight and is one of only 392 of its body style built.
Restored a few years ago in dark green with light green beltline accent and wire wheels, it is upholstered in black with attractively contrasting blue carpets and a black cloth top and top boot. Equipment includes dual sidemounts, new whitewall tires, a mesh radiator stoneguard, rear mounted trunk, chrome trim rings on the wheels and jump seats in the rear compartment.
It is highly unusual and rare, much more than its counterparts from Cadillac, and is outfitted for touring including a full set of side curtains for weather protection. It is really a very handsome automobile.