1940 Series 60 Oldsmobile - 90% Original Runs Good

Price: - Item location: Sugar Grove, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: chrome
  • Year: 1940
  • Mileage: 94,023
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Flathead 6-Cylinder L-Head
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: tan
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1940 Oldsmobile Other chrome

This is a 1940 series 60, four-door touring sedan.It has suicide doors, flat head 6 and three-on-the tree. She runs on a 6-volt system and is at least 90% original, if not more.
94023.3 original miles.
All of her chrome is intact and in good shape, the body is solid. You can even stand on the running boards.
You listen to her and view her here;

1940 series 60 four-door touring sedan - YouTube

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The only thing that doesn't work is the temperature gauge, the previous owner had attempted to wire a new one in, but it wasn't going to work so we removed it..She purrs like a geriatric kitten. The car does have a 'pop' which you can hear in the video. there is also one bolt broken off in the head, which looks like it has been broken a very long time.
The antenna was broken off long before we got her. The radio picks up static, so I assume if an antenna was installed, you would get AM radio stations.
We were the fourth owners. Very little has been done on the car, beyond maintenance. We did install a kill switch as we weren't certain if it was the cold winter or short that was draining the 6-volt battery. It can be easily removed and look like it was never there.
She comes with the original owner and maintenance manuals. I also believe I have a spare set of hub cabs and possibly miscellaneous parts. The previous owner also gave me a large box of oldsmobile club magazines I will attempt to find
Tires are tube and about three years old. We redid the brakes shortly after we acquired her, so they are about five years old.
Paint has spiderweb cracks in many areas, which can be expected for a vehicle this old.
There was one piece of body work done in the 70's. You can see swirl marks in the trunk where leading (and it was lead) was done. I can only assume that paint might have been touched up at that point.
If you look at the pictures, or the video, you will see bare metal in a few spots. Unfortunately the previous owner thought it was smarter to grind off any visible surface rust. This left a few unsightly bare metal spots. Rather than repaint the entire car, or have bad paint match I chose to leave these bare metal spots as they were. I instead, regularly apply a heavy coat of wax which protects the metal. Those spots have now been bare for five years and show no signs of further deterioration. You can find additional pictures put together in a video here:

1940 Series 60 Oldsmobile Pictures - YouTube

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