1939 Oldsmobile Series 70 - Beautiful Car - Stock Orignal with many new parts

1939 Oldsmobile Series 70

Condition: Used
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Series 70
Type: Sedan
Year: 1939
Mileage: 35000
VIN: LG103181
Color: Black
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States

Description for Oldsmobile Series 70 1939

1939 Stock Original Oldsmobile; Detroit Steel, Suicide Doors, In-Line 6, 6 Volt, Manual 3 on the Tree completely rebuilt frame off restoration which replaced or refurbished everything less than 12 years ago. Engine was completely rebuilt less than 6 years ago. This Automobile is in short beautiful and a joy to drive. It is a real head turner. You will be stopped on the street many times to talk. People will honk and wave. It is becoming rarer to find Stock Original Cars from this era that are in this condition. Most have been modified or look like they are destined for the junk yard. I am told that there are very few of this model on the road that are stock original and fewer still that are in this condition. The Good: This is an unmolested, 6 volt, in-line 6, 3 on the tree, manual, stock original rolling piece of automotive history. No Power Steering, No Power Brakes, No Seat Belts, No Turn Signals (although I bought an aftermarket, I did not hook it up). Everything but the clock and radio works. I have owned this car for approximately 7 years. I bought it from a private collector who put a lot of time and money dollars into making this a show car at the time. The previous owner had a frame off restoration about 12 years ago with too many new/refurbished parts to list and a 5-inch-thick folder of receipts. It truly was a labor of love. At the time of the restoration the interior and exterior were professionally done to OEM specifications; No aftermarket do it yourself here. The simulated painted Walnut Burl on the dash and doors was also redone at that time and still shows very well and the seats, liner and carpet are still very sharp, thick, and luxurious. All the rubber seems to be fine and everything else appears to be in good order apart from the radio and clock which do not work. I had the engine rebuilt about 6 years ago, they replaced the bearings, rings, etc. etc. etc. It is a clean car inside and out (see the pictures and that was just after the cover was taken off). It has been Garaged most of Its life. I have awfully expensive parts which I collected for "just in case" which I intend to put in the trunk and give to the winning bidder. Truth be told I could probably sell the parts for a fair bit of money but feel they should go with the car. Disclaimer: I am not a mechanic this is what I know, and my honest unvarnished assessment based on my experience which I have owned vintage cars for many years. The Bad (Which is why it is selling for this price): The car starts, runs, and drives down the road but it has been sitting mostly for about a year. It has only been started on occasion and not taken out until recently for over 8 months, so it has some things that need attention to get it back to tip top shape. The brakes work but are stiff; no metal on metal grinding that I could detect but they will need to be bled or maybe other things did not get them inspected. The engine turns over starts, runs and the car drives down the road but does now have some white smoke when driving and a little while idling; a mechanic advised me that this was called "blow down" and is probably a result of the car sitting so long where the rings may need to be replaced. It is not black smoke nor is it super heavy when idling although it is noticeable. The Driver's side window has an approximately 5" crack which I have the replacement window which I will include in the trunk with the other parts, the steering wheel has some weather cracks in the grip, the radio and clock need repair but don't impact the car at all. The starter may need to be rebuilt or wrapped and/or a starter relay be installed as it is harder to start the car when hot versus cold which in one of my other vintage cars I think I ended up rebuilding the starter or wrapping the starter to reduce the heat exposure when this started happening but I can't remember. There are a couple of tiny trim pieces missing off of the doors which they didn't put back on after they did the painting but it really isn't noticeable in my opinion and when they re-chromed the car they chromed over the key hole for the trunk handle which doesn't affect opening and closing the trunk at all.(see picture). There are a few small dents in one of the hubcaps. (not noticeable unless you are looking right at it). I am not a mechanic but have owned vintage cars for many years. In my opinion: best case scenario you need to replace the window eventually (with the window supplied in the parts), fix the cracks in the steering wheel grip or wrap it in leather, bled the brakes, hook up the turn signal(if you want), rebuild the starter for maximum efficiency, wrap it, or get a starter relay, maybe re-mill the head, put a new head gasket on and replace the rings. fix the radio and clock if you want. All in all, not that expensive of a proposition especially if you are handy. Worst case scenario you need to do the above and have more work done on the engine. (which does not seem likely as I had it rebuilt already and put very few miles on it since then). Payment in full is expected prior to shipping car. A bill of sale will be issued: Rhode Island does not issue titles for Antique Cars. I am selling the Car as-is with no warranty or refunds. I have described the car to the best of my ability. NOTE: I AM NOT DESPERATE TO SELL THIS CAR AND DO NOT NEED THE MONEY. Please do not bid if you do not have the cash to pay for this car. I am only selling it as I work a lot of hours in my job and think it should go to someone that will maintain the car and enjoy driving the 3 on the tree Oldsmobile as much as I have. I am not interested in tire kickers, trades, payment plans or anything else but a clean cash transaction. I am selling this vintage car well below what the car is worth and just want someone to pass the torch to that will maintain it and enjoy driving it.