The Series 90 line was the pride of Buick Motor Division in 1932. The massive cars were built on a 134-inch wheelbase, longer than any prior Buicks. Their lengthy hood concealed a 344.8 cubic-inch, OHV straight-eight engine rated at 104 horsepower. Buick boasted that models equipped with this engine could cruise at 80 mph. Series 90 cars also featured adjustable shock absorbers and Buick's new 'Wizard' clutch control, a free-wheeling/automatic clutch device.
The Model 91 Club Sedan - one of nine Series 90 models - was a new style for 1932. The 4-door 'close-coupled' body featured a metal trunk at the rear. With its formal-style closed rear roof quarters, the Club Sedan was an elegant yet sporty car. A total of 2,238 Model 91 Club Sedans were built. List price was $1,820. The dual side-mounted spare tires, with metal covers, were an option.
This Model 91 Club Sedan was originally delivered to a Storm Lake, Iowa business owner. He chose the car because, in the words of the present owner, it was, '...big enough for his family and prestigious enough for his business.' In 1945, the Club Sedan was obtained by a college student, who drove it to school. The third owner, a mechanic, drove the car for many more years. The old Buick had covered 160,000 miles when it was finally parked. Eventually, the Club Sedan fell into collector hands and the present owner purchased it, as a project car, at the Hershey swap meet in 1995. After a long and challenging restoration, this Series 90 Buick once again shines with pride.