1948 Oldsmobile Model 66 Coupe Deluxe
Mileage Shown 17986
Engine 238 cu in Inline 6 Cylinder 100HP
Transmission Hydramatic Automatic
48-3527-body style #. Firewall Trim plate: Style No: 48-3527D, Body No:BF 29, Trim No: 5, Paint No: 21
1948 was the final year of production for the Oldsmobile 60-series cars. The 60-series cars were the smallest in the Oldsmobile lineup featuring the most number of body styles for the marque. In 1948 a Club Coupe, with an original factory cost of $1,609. Optional on all 1948 Oldsmobile’s was the innovative Hydra-Matic automatic transmission added for an additional $175.
As a Deluxe Coupe, this car came with a Deluxe steering wheel, foam rubber padded seat cushions, Deluxe instrument cluster, clock and wheel trim rings. All of these items are present on the car. There is a lot going on the Dash in this Oldsmobile and it is just beautiful! The steering wheel is nice and original. The seats have vinyl covers and we do not know what the seats are like underneath, the seat base looks good, covered in the same wool material found on the door panels. The car also has the factory Radio and Heater installed.
The door panels are very nice. The front rubber matt is in good condition and the rear floor has carpet which is good.
There is evidence of dent repairs on both rear fenders and lower part of both front fenders before it was painted. The only rust areas noticed are on each side of body just ahead of rear fender at the lower body and in the middle floor reinforcement at each end. Floors look to be solid. The paint shines; it is an older repaint, unknown when this was done. The glass looks good and all windows operate correctly but there is some delamination at the edges on both door glasses.
The exterior trim, the grille and the bumpers and hubcaps are really nice, but do have scratches and a few dents.
The engine runs just fine, with are some oil leaks but nothing major. The engine is complete with air cleaner (not pictured in one photo). We discovered the radiator leaks so it is currently completely drained. The transmission operates in forward gears and reverse gear. We did not drive the car due to brake issues so cannot confirm how it shifts driving.
The parking brake works but the regular brakes do not. The car will probably need master cylinder, wheel cylinders and brake hoses.
The tires look great on the car (G78-15s) and have good tread. They would be suitable for display but are pre-2000 so we would not recommend them for driving.
The car comes with the spare tire and jack in the trunk as well as the original battery hold down.
The car has been part of a large private collection for many years and not driven. It is complete and would be a great car to get driving. Production numbers were low for this model; only 9,326 were produced, so it will be an unusual Oldsmobile to see on the road or at shows.