1931 Oldsmobile Deluxe Convertible Roadster

1931 Oldsmobile Deluxe Convertible Roadster

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Deluxe Convertible Roadster
Type: Roadster
Year: 1931
Mileage: 50,440
Color: Blue/Black
Engine: 6 cylinder
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Cognac
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, United States

Description for Oldsmobile Deluxe Convertible Roadster 1931

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1931 Oldsmobile Deluxe Convertible Roadster

Very rare 1931 Oldsmobile Convertible Roadster

ModelDeluxe Convertible Roadster
Engine6 cylinder
Condition Report
Tires90%+ Tread
About the Seller

At Ruozzi Brothers Collection, fine automobiles are our passion. Our hands-on approach and personal service set us apart from the typical volume dealer. Realize your dream of driving the classic, collector, or exotic car you always wanted and join our fast-growing family of satisfied clients around the world!

RB Collection
1118 Trexlertown Rd
Breinigsville, PA 18031
610 398 9700
Alex Ruozzi

For 1931, Oldsmobile offered just a single model range – the F31. Sandwiched between Chevrolet and Buick, Oldsmobile was a brand for aspiring buyers who were looking to move up market for the first time. This however, was quite difficult in 1931 as the Great Depression had taken hold and automakers were struggling to find buyers for their products – particularly anything with an upmarket appeal. Oldsmobile managed to market the F31 with a relatively low sticker price but it offered exceptional value for the money. At the heart of the model was the 197 cubic inch (approx. 3.2 liter) inline six cylinder engine. This smooth and torquey unit developed 65 horsepower. Backing the engine was a 3-speed synchromesh transmission which was a definite step up in terms of equipment as this relatively new technology was normally reserved for the likes of high-end Cadillacs and Packards. A variety of bodies were available that ranged from a conservative four door sedan to a sporting rumble-seat convertible coupe. Two trim levels were offered; Standard and Deluxe. Considering Oldsmobile had just one model to offer, sales were strong with 47,279 examples finding homes in the 1931 model year.
This delightful 1931 Oldsmobile F31 Convertible Coupe is a wonderful example of this rare and desirable automobile. It is recognizable as a deluxe model thanks to the dual sidemount spare wheels and trunk rack. While the Deluxe Convertible Coupe is the most sporting of the F31 lineup, it is also a very well equipped car, with roll up side windows, a full convertible top, rumble seat, golf bag door and the aforementioned factory-fitted trunk rack. For the full sporting effect, the windscreen can be folded, transforming the little roadster into a sporty speedster.

This fine example was a solid, sound and highly original car that was treated to a sympathetic restoration some time ago, which has been carefully freshened in recent months. The blue body over black fenders is a great combination and the paint is in good order with deep gloss and no major flaws. It is just starting to take on a slight patina that gives it a great character. The body is straight with good body fit, and bright work is similarly tidy, showing well with just a slight bit of age. It rides on a set of matching blue artillery wheels wrapped in black wall Firestone tires that give it a wonderfully sporty appeal.

When climbing aboard, you are greeted by the original driver’s seat in excellent condition. Our restoration team has carefully cleaned and treated the leather to help preserve the original patina. The canvas top and boot have likewise been expertly cleaned to freshen the appearance but preserve the well-loved feel of this fine little roadster. Basic instrumentation is limited to a speedo, fuel gauge and amp gauge, all of which work and are in good original condition. A knob on the dash controls the radiator shutters for cold-weather running. Upholstery on the rumble seat is in very good condition with the tan cowlboard panels in fair condition.

Our team recently detailed the flathead inline six-cylinder engine using proper Oldsmobile green paint and period correct hose clamps and hardware. The engine looks wonderful and this smooth running unit is very sound with no smoke or leaks and a pleasing burble from the exhaust. The original Stromberg DXR3 was a problematic unit, prompting a recall in the period. We have replaced the DXR3 with an early postwar Stromberg to return more reliable performance in all conditions. However, the rare original has been retained and will be included in the sale. The undercarriage is exceptionally clean and tidy, with no corrosion, solid floors and excellent mechanicals.
Thanks to the smooth and easygoing nature of the engine and the slick-shifting 3-speed synchronized transmission, this Oldsmobile is simply a joy to drive. Recent service includes a full fluid flush, tuneup with new plugs and wires, a replacement carburetor, and cleaned and lubricated brakes. It is perfectly suited for weekend outings on your favorite back roads or touring with clubs or friends. We simply adore this rare and splendid Oldsmobile and we’re sure that once you experience its charm, you will too.

For more information, please contact Alex Ruozzi. We welcome questions, offers, trades and encourage in-person inspections.

Terms of Sale

The Deposit:
Please be ready to place a deposit within 48 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction. If the car is not as represented upon your personal inspection at our dealership location, you will be under no obligation to purchase.

Tax, Title and License:
Local residents are responsible for applicable sales tax in your county as well as title and licensing fees. If you live outside of our state, you are responsible for applicable tax, title and licensing fees in your area.

Note: If the deposit is not received within forty-eight hours (2 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction, we reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

Legally Binding Contract:
If you are the winning bidder of this auctions please follow through with the transaction. Remember, your winning bid is a legally binding contract to purchase.

Condition Disclaimer

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. Please ask any question before bidding. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, so we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of the vehicles before finalizing purchase. If your personal inspection is not possible, we will be glad to help facilitate an inspection by your chosen local independent service center and will make arrangements to deliver the vehicle to them for this purpose.

All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. However, extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitute a representation or warranty of the condition of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. We do not accept escrow, and all inspections must be done prior to delivery.

In regards to winning bidders and Buy Now option customers: All winning bidders and buy-it-now option bidders must fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection we will not promptly refund your deposit.

Pertaining to non eBay winners: anyone with a deposit but the sale is pending financing, 3rd party inspection or any other contingency, the said vehicle will not be held and is subject to be sold at any time, until all contingencies are removed and a manager or owner accepts and signs the purchase order.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale.

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or a previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no mechanical guarantees expressed or implied.

We reserve the right to end the auction at any time.


We will happily assist with worldwide transportation at the buyer's expense. In the case that you wish to pick up the vehicle in person we will arrange airport pickup for you free of charge.

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