1938 Buick Series 90 Limited

Series 90 - Buick's largest and most luxurious vehicle - was named the Limited. The most costly Buicks in production, 'Limited' indicated that these models featured a high level of trim along with standard options. The line was produced between 1936 and 1942 and consisted entirely of touring sedans and limousines. 410 Series 90 Limited Limousines were built in 1938. They featured a vertical grille, a slightly longer hood, taller front bumper guards and more stylish front fender running lights than the previous models. 1938 was the last year Buick utilized wood in the body for the Roadmaster and Limited Series.

The Dynaflash valve-in-head straight-eight engine produced 141 horsepower and gave the Limited a 'smooth and thrifty performance unequaled by former models.'

Inside, one would find 'commodious luxury and magnificent appointments' all contained within 'the security of the Unisteel Turret Top Body by Fisher.' Cushioned seats, high-quality carpet, and an automatic dome light 'of iridescent glass' contributed to the ambience of the Limited Limousine. With a luxurious interior and a smooth ride, one could arrive in style and comfort in a Buick Limited Limousine, while one's chauffeur 'enjoyed handling ease characteristic of smaller motorcars.'


Related Reading : Buick Series 90 History

Considered to be the only Buicks that gained recognition by the Classic Car Club of America of Full Classics, the series 90 that were produced during 1931 to 1942 are also the most luxurious cars ever produced by Buick. Only 3,006 of the total 369,831 automobiles produced in 1941 by Buick, were Series 90, and only 605 were limousines. At the gargantuan weight of nearly 4760 pounds, 90 Series....
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1938 Buick Series 90 Limited vehicle information

Touring Sedan

For 1938 front end styling on Buicks changed slightly. The front line of the grille was now nearly vertical, which allowed for a longer hood. The graceful form of the headlights is mirrored in the shape of the fender mounted parking lights. The Se....[continue reading]

1938 Buick Series 90 Limited vehicle information

Limousine

This right hand drive example was purchased in 19338 for 5,000 Rupees by the Maharajah of Jind in Haryana, India. it was bought by Ludwig Rydel in 1970 and exported to the United States. In 1995 it was restored and became part of the current owner's ....[continue reading]

Touring Sedan
 
Limousine
 


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$468-$2,077
1938 Series 90 Limited
$2,453-$9,500
1938 Buick Series 90 Limited Price Range: $2,077 - $2,453

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Buick
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)92,573
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)278,784
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)278,784
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)208,259
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)168,689
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)220,346
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)168,596
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)53,249
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)71,009
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)46,924

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