- Series 50 was low-priced Buick; Built on what would have been Marquette chassis.
- Buick advertised its “Valve in Head” motor (overhead valves).
- First year for Series 50 to use synchromesh transmission.
- Price new: $1,095.
One of the most obvious styling changes for Buick in 1931 was a new radiator cap with a figure 8, denoting that all Buicks now sported straight-8 ohv engines.
The four-door sedan had a 221 cid engine capable of producing 77 hp. The Series 50 replaced the Marquette, a short-lived companion marque for Buick.
Standard equipment now included mechanical brakes, Delco-Remy ignition, and Hotchkiss drive with conventional transmission.
There were six body styles offered in the Series 50. There were 33,180 Series 50 produced in 1931 at a list price of just under $2000.
Model: Series 50
Style: 4-Door Sedan
Serial No: 2694885
Color: Burgundy and Blue
Engine Size: 221 cid
Engine Cylinders: I-8
Engine BHP: 77 BHP
Transmission: Manual 3-Speed