1947 Oldsmobile Series 66 Woody Wagon
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Series 66
- Type: Woody Wagon
- Trim: Woody Wagon
- Year: 1947
- Mileage: 61
- VIN: 66160821
- Color: Pistachio Green / Wood
- Engine size: 371ci Oldsmobile Rocket
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: Radio
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1947 Oldsmobile Series 66
This rare, highly desirable, “Woody”, is one of a kind - sporting classic looks and tons of power. The car was bought at auction in 2002 and built into a running chassis. In May of 2012 the Oldsmobile switched owners and received a full restoration which was completed in 2013. It was sold after its restoration and it has been extremely well maintained and garage kept since (driven less than 50 miles). All doors and windows function properly. All of the wood is in great condition for its age and the body and paint look new. It is definitely an award winning show car.
This ’47 Oldsmobile Woody features the iconic classic look of the old woody wagons with plenty of power under the hood. The engine is a 371 Cl Oldsmobile Rocket engine with forged pistons, strapped mains, stainless valves, titanium retainers, hardened valve seats, roller rockers, double roller timing chain, 2 Edelbrock 4bbs on a Hampton blower running at a 5lb boost, MSD Ignition, 8:25:1 static compression. It has been dyno’d at over 500HP! The engine was manufactured by Tony Lombardi of Ross’ Racing Engines in Niles, OH in 2004. The engine is paired to a hydromatic transmission. The front brakes have been upgraded to 1949 Oldsmobile brakes because they are larger and work better. The electrical has been reworked for 12V. The driving lights and dome light inside the car are wired up and working. The spot light is just a dummy spotlight and is not hooked up. All gauges (minus the original temperature gauge - just needs to be switched from 6V to 12V) are functional. An aftermarket temperature gauge has been installed under the dash temporarily but can be removed.
All documentation from the build is included with the car, including numerous part invoices, photos and other history about the car. The car also includes a full size, matching spare tire.
In discussing this car with several potential buyers, a few questions came up that I would like to share.
The car is fully operational and running in its current state. It is started up about once a month and driven for a short drive down the block. We’ve kept it in a climate controlled garage ever since acquiring it. The shifting could be adjusted to be a little smoother but it certainly doesn’t effect the cars drivability (it also gets better once the car warms up).
I drove the car to a local car show last fall and it won a Top 75 in show award. It is definitely a “sleeper” and if the the mere beauty of the woodwork itself doesn’t turn heads, once you crank it up, it certainly gets people’s attention.
I received another question earlier from someone regarding the current condition of the woodwork (On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being perfect, how would you rate the wood with regard to finish, joints, dings and scratches?)
I would give this an 8 to 10 on the wood. It truly is a work of art. It won a top 75 at a local car show last fall. It is like a fine piece of furniture. The wood might show a bit of age (being on a vehicle for 69 years), but there are no rotten areas, chips or cracks. The pictures don’t quite do it enough justice as when you are seeing it in person.
Someone else also inquired about the fit of the doors, noting that many times a woody’s doors will “sag” when opened (due to their age). However, these doors work just as they would have when it was first constructed. They open and close with ease. You can swing the door shut from its open position and it will fully close and latch without knocking any other part of the body.
I hope this answers all of your questions! Thanks again for looking.