The 1932 Series 50 was Buick's entry-level model and was half the price of their top-of-the-line Series 90 Buick of the same body style. For 1932, Buick introduced its all-new Wizard Control synchromesh transmission, which provided owners with both free-wheeling, and no-clutch shifting between second and third gear. It also redesigned its radiator, replaced the long-used louvers on the hoods with doors, streamlined its fenders, and equipped all models except the Series 50 with dual taillights. The Series 50 was further set apart from other Buicks by having painted rather than chromed door handles, headlight shells, and radiator shutter trim. 1932 was also the last year that Buick used wooden spoke wheels.