c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893
Lot 523
c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster
£28,000 - 34,000
US$ 36,000 - 44,000

Lot Details
c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893 c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster  Chassis no. 37AT893
c.1921 Oldsmobile 4.0-Litre Model 37 Speedster
Registration no. BF 5592
Chassis no. 37AT893

Footnotes

  • Having established its reputation with a series of highly successful single- and twin-cylinder runabouts, Oldsmobile introduced its first multi-cylinder car, the Model S four, for the 1906 season. Only two years later the company introduced its first six, the Series Z, which was replaced for 1910 by the Series 27 Limited. Its engine displacing 8¼ litres (later 11½), the Limited was one of the largest, most powerful and most talked about American cars of its day. This leviathan was replaced for 1913 by a smaller (6¼-litre) model that lasted through 1915. After a year without a six-cylinder car in the range, Oldsmobile returned for 1917 with the Model 37, a more modest vehicle with an engine of only 177ci (2.9 litres), which would stand the company in good stead until the end of 1921.

    This Oldsmobile Model 37 was purchased by the preceding owner from New Zealand circa 2007 and had already been fitted with its 4.0-litre six-cylinder Buick E-49 engine dating from 1918. Ian Ferguson rebuilt the engine using a Formhalls bottom end, and also fully restored the chassis, brakes, and electrics. The two-seater speedster body was made by Mick Sharpe and painted by Bruce and Jim Young, who also made the hood frame. Steve White Restorations then assembled the car, fitting the carburettors and inlet manifold and adding front brakes for safer road use. Other noteworthy features include a tachometer, full tonneau cover, 'taller' rear axle ratio, and steel wheels fitted with 600-22 Goodrich tyres. Accompanying build receipts total a staggering £150,000, and the car also comes with a V5C registration document.

    The current vendor purchased the Oldsmobile at Bonhams' Oxford sale in June 2015 (Lot 462), since when it has formed part of his private collection. Known to its owner as 'The Rocket', the car has been regularly serviced and maintained, and is running and driving well. Capable of comfortable 60mph cruising, this unique 'special' is ready to use and enjoy.
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