Lot 562 – 1940 Oldsmobile 60 Series Special 2 Dr. Sedan (F Series)


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1940 OLDSMOBILE 60 SERIES SPECIAL 2 DOOR SEDAN (F Series)

VIN G203114 Mileage shown   34309.8

Engine:  230 cu.in. flat head six cylinder, 95 horsepower

Transmission:  Three speed manual synchromesh; column shift

Currently licensed with Washington state collector car plates

The 60 Series was the entry level Oldsmobile in 1940. Oldsmobile built 29,220 of the 60 Series 2 door sedans.   This car is equipped with options or accessories as follows:

  • Bumper guard on the front and a center bumper guard on the rear.
  • Heater
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Directional signals (might be aftermarket)
  • Two accessory fog lights
  • Aftermarket seatbelts have been added front and rear.

This beautiful 1940 Oldsmobile Sixty Series Special 2 door sedan is a one-family car, purchased new in 1940 by the current owner’s parents and was driven as the family’s car until the mid 1950’s when a newer Oldsmobile was purchased. The car then served as the family’s second car. It was lovingly cosmetically restored to original condition by the owner and her husband after she inherited the car from her parents.  The chrome bumpers and all trim are in beautiful condition. The color is code for the car is #48 (Gray) – and has a tan cloth interior.

This is a truly nice vintage Oldsmobile that you could drive and take to shows and cruise-ins just as it is. The interior has been professionally redone with quality materials throughout, and the seats, headliner and door panels look very nice. The painted wood grain dash is period correct and beautiful, and gauges, knobs, and dash trim are excellent. All the interior window trim is also wood-grain paint that matches the dash. There is no broken or cracked glass but there is some slight delamination along the edge of the original side glass. The carpet was also replaced and very looks good with the exception of one spot (about the size of a silver dollar) just in front of the driver seat on the side of the tunnel.  The trunk is carpeted and includes the spare tire with hubcap, and jack.

The car has a fresh six volt battery installed. The engine is complete, it starts easy and runs smooth-it has good power and runs quiet. The car is missing the right front inner fender panel. The transmission shifts smooth and is quiet.  The Coker (period correct reproduction) 6.00-16 tires are like new, but are dated 2005-recommend updated tires for driving.  The front knee action shocks/upper control arms have been rebuilt- and the car could use an alignment to set the camber correctly.

Note:  VIN G203114 is the engine’s number, and it is not uncommon on older cars to see the engine number listed on the title as the VIN number on the title.  The car’s chassis number is CF518907 that can be found on a plate located on left front frame rail.