1932 Buick series 50 special
Even in the middle of the great depression Buick survived when other luxury companies failed.
They were selling beautiful cars like this one for $1080.
The 50 series special featured an in-line eight cylinder engine of 230 cubic inches which produced approximately 83 hp. The special rode on a 114 inch wheelbase. Beautiful wire wheels replaced the wooden spoke wheels of earlier models. A Buick powered racer finished 11th that year at the Indianapolis 500 race.
Of the 55,086 Buicks produced for 1932, 9766 were series 50 specials.
The Buick interiors were trimmed in plush mohair upholstery and fitted with ornate art deco gauges set in inlaid wooden panels. The passenger compartment was fitted with assist cords, ashtrays, a robe rail and foot rests. Silk shades were also provided on the rear and quarter windows.
Our example is a former comprehensive restoration of an excellent original car. So extensive was the restoration that it was awarded the antique automobile club of America national first place award. Outside the exterior finish of El Paso tan over Barbary brown still presents itself impeccably. The professionally done pinstriping and optional wire wheels are tastefully done in contrasting orange. The brightwork presents itself with the most vibrant luster.
Inside you return to another decade as all appears as if it is 1932. Buick was considered by many to be close to the LaSalle and Cadillac in quality and this one is no exception. The engine is smooth, quiet and powerful. The car drives as new and re-creates that 1932 experience precisely. Price $ US 32500 call 1 214 991 5801 or joop firstname.lastname@example.org