1937 Oldsmobile Six Wheel Sedan, Barn Find, Rare, Low Miles, No reserve

1937 Oldsmobile Other

Technical specifications of Oldsmobile Other 1937

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Westport, Massachusetts, United States
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Other
Year: 1937
Mileage: 73627
VIN: 1292422
Color: Black
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

For Sale is a 1937 Oldsmobile six wheel sedan that's been stored in a barn since the late 1980's. I bought the car from the second owners son. his father purchased the car in 1971. According to the son, sometime in the early 1970's his father had the engine completely rebuilt and since that time the car was driven less than 500 miles. He was planning on restoring the car, he had the chassis sand blasted and painted, back in the late 70's. The paint is flaking off now. He removed the seats and stripped them to the springs and then left the car in his barn. After passing away in 2009 the car was left to his son and was moved into the sons barn. During its time in storage both the father and the son occasionally poured oil into the cylinders. When I got it the motor did spin but hadn't run in over 30 years. I cleaned the plugs, filed and set the points, flushed out the gas tank and with some fresh gas it fired up. The engine sounds and runs great, could use a complete tune up. I have driven it around the yard, it runs and shifts well, however there are no brakes. I would assume it needs wheel cylinders and possibly a master cylinder. I did put the seats back in there just springs with a blanket over them. The car is very solid, no rot in the floors or trunk floor. The only rot I've found is a small amount below the trunk lid and in the tool tray in the trunk and two small spots on the bottom of the front fenders under the bumper.(see pictures) The car appears to be very complete, the trim that runs along the hood and cowel is inside the car. One cowel piece seems to be missing but may be in one of the boxes of spare parts in the trunk. The Oldsmobile is fairly rare, in 1937 they were in the process of doing away with the side mounted spares. With a total production of 179,830 Oldsmobiles in 1937, only 1,811 were equipped with side mounts. The engine is a flathead straight 8 cylinder. According to the previous owners son, his father used to stand a nickle on end on the front fender while the Olds was running. I have the original invoice from 1937 when the car was purchased new, a couple of old registrations from 1950 & 1964, and a couple of letters from the first owners to the second. The car is being sold with a Rhode Island registration and a bill of sale in the previous owners name. That's all you need to get a title in your name, Rhode Island doesn't have titles for old vehicles. If you have any questions feel free to call me at 508-326-6665. This is a no reserve auction.

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