1931 Buick Series 90 Sport Roadster Vehicle Profile

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Series 90 Buicks were produced from 1931 to 1942. Like other manufacturers, Buick was caught up in the mounting cylinder wars of the era. The final Valve-in-Head six-cylinder engines appeared in 1930, while three straight-eight engines appeared in 1931 to power the entire lineup. Amazingly, the venerable Buick straight-eight went on to power Buick automobiles for another 22 years, through 1953.

1931 was a pinnacle year for Buick. Several notable innovations were introduced, including three 'valve in head' straight eight engines. This was an upgrade from Buick's famed overhead valve six-cylinder engines, known for their impressive engineering and performance. Buick decided to scrap their old six-cylinder engines as the engineers felt that it had reached its limits in size, smoothness and efficiency. In its place, the all-new straight eight was introduced.

Recognized by the Classic Car Club of America, the Series 90 represented the pinnacle of engineering and design during their lifespan which ran from 1931 to 1942. The one year only Model 94 Sport Roadster is the only large series roadster that Buick ever produced.

This car was purchased new in 1930 at the Max Duitch Garage, a Buick, Hudson and Essex dealer in Ames, Iowa. With a price exceeding $1,300, it was among the most expensive Buicks offered to date. It remained with that family until 2010. The current owner purchased the roadster at the time and by coincidence, met Max Duitch's granddaughter who lives two homes away. The car was the subject of an eight-year restoration. Only seven of the 843 roadsters built are known to have survived.

This example is the 36th of 843 8-94 sport Roadsters produced. Built on a 132-inch wheelbase - Buick's largest chassis for 1931 - only seven are known to survive. Buick roadster and phaeton bodies were built by W.F. Stewart, located at the Buick factory in Flint. Two color schemes were available: all black with white pinstripes, or Everglades Blue with Normandy Gray accents, cream pinstripes and black fenders, like this car.


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1931 Buick Series 90 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Buick Series 90 Sport Roadster
Chassis#: 2530002
Sold for USD$75,350
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1931 Buick Series 90 Country Club Coupe
Sold for USD$8,250
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1931 Buick Model 91
Chassis#: 187413
Sold for USD$24,750
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1931 Buick Series 90 Roadster
Chassis#: 2615925
Sold for USD$74,250
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1931 Buick Series 90 image  1931 Buick Series 90 image  
1931 Buick Series 96 Sedan
Sold for USD$20,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1931 Buick Model 91 Four-Door Special Sedan
Sold for USD$44,550
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1931 Buick Series 90 Sport Roadster
Chassis#: 2584845
Sold for USD$154,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1931 Buick 96C Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 2585196
Sold for USD$175,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1931 Buick Series 90 Roadster
Chassis#: 2529894
Sold for USD$250,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1931 Buick Series 90 Seven-Passenger Phaeton
Chassis#: 2530160
Sold for USD$67,100
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1931 Buick 94 Roadster
Chassis#: 27196802584845
Sold for USD$154,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1931 Buick Series 90 image  1931 Buick Series 90 image  
1931 Buick Series 8-90
Sold for USD$148,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall
1931 Buick Series 90 image  1931 Buick Series 90 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Buick Series 90's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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