1932 was a big year for the Buick automobile as the company introduced its all-new Wizard Control synchromesh transmission. This meant drivers were no longer needed to double-clutch while shifting and it provided free-wheeling for better fuel mileage, as well as no-clutch shifting between second and third gears.
The Series 90 was Buick's top-of-the-line model and came equipped with wire wheels and dual side-mount spares. They were priced nearly twice as much as the entry-level Series 50 Buick of comparable body styles. Wood spoke wheels were still used on all other Buick models, though for the very last time.