Price: US $6,100.00 Item location: Gilroy, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Custom Cruiser
  • SubModel: 98
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: DELUXE
  • Year: 1941
  • Mileage: 1,000
  • Engine size: 350 OLDS V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Burgundy
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1941 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98

1941 Oldsmobile 98 fastback Dynamic Cruiser BOMB. When it comes to the cars of the era immediately preceding World War II, Oldsmobile is an undeniable standout; in those years, the company produced some of the most finely detailed, exquisitely designed automobiles available. Although this was the end of the Art Deco era, the 1941 models still showed traces of that Parisian design influence in their standout exteriors. Even though the 1941 models were introduced just before the U.S. entered World War II, a time when car buyers were pinching pennies and holding off on purchases, the public was captivated by their decorative, yet clean, design. The siren song of great looks, no doubt aided by the sense that "this could be our last chance at a new car for a while," led to a sales bonanza: Oldsmobile witnessed a 46 percent increase in production, a number that included 47,098 new-for-1941 Dynamic Cruiser club sedans, such as the example featured here. At Oldsmobile, the attractive 211-inch-long body sat atop a lengthened 125-inch wheelbase, rigid-girder type frame, complete with a massive X-member. To provide all five passengers with a boulevard-smooth ride and to minimize body roll while cornering, Dynamic Cruisers were equipped with an independent front coil spring suspension with unequal-length control arms and an anti-roll bar meant to reduce body lean. This rather conventional setup was complemented by a rear system consisting of coil springs, trailing arms and a second anti-roll bar, which was rarely fitted to cars back in the day. Double-acting hydraulic shocks were positioned at all four corners. Braking consisted of a standard four-wheel hydraulic drum arrangement. Ride and comfort were further extended to the passenger compartment; the front and rear cloth seats were "cushioned with individually wrapped and tied coil springs covered with thick padding," while passengers were also provided with a pair of front seat armrests, Fisher No Draft ventilation and a right-hand sun visor, carpeting was also standard and while chrome trim was present, it was tastefully applied throughout. For owners who wanted more opulence from their Dynamic Oldsmobile, there was the Deluxe package, it included upholstery with foam rubber seat cushions, armrests, a deluxe three-spoke steering wheel, an upgraded instrument cluster with "clear vision plastic facing," and a deluxe clock within the glove box door, as well as an interior lamp. To make the outside match the interior's opulence, the Deluxe package also provided exterior upgrades: larger 15 x 5.50-inch wheels fitted with 7.00-15 tires and chrome trim rings; a chrome hood ornament incorporating a stylish plastic insert, and chrome "speed lines" that adorned the front and rear fenders behind each wheel opening……This is a fine example of a frame off restoration 1941 98 Deluxe Oldsmobile. It is powered by a 350 Olds V8, and driven by a turbo 400 automatic. This car has Zero Rust and Zero Rust Repair, it runs and drives great, dependable, fun, cool looking and ready for the summer car shows. #945796. Now on display at the home of “over the top cars” CHECKERED FLAG CLASSICS 7743 MONTEREY ST GILROY, 408-847-8788, sold as-is, California buyers are responsible for sales tax and license fees.