<b>1942 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 98-28403<br />Engine no. 8-106854HS
Lot 173
1942 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 Convertible
Sold for US$ 95,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1942 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 Convertible
Chassis no. 98-28403
Engine no. 8-106854HS

257ci L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Twin-choke Carburetor
110bhp at 3,400rpm
Hydra-matic Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*One of just 216 Custom Cruiser 98 Convertibles produced in 1942
*Very rare and desirable top-of-the-line Oldsmobile
*Wonderfully restored condition throughout, finished in striking Sea Foam Green livery
*Stylish and elegant Americana


THE OLDSMOBILE 98

America's oldest manufacturer of automobiles up to the time of its demise in 2004, Oldsmobile was founded in Lansing, Michigan in 1897 by Ransom Eli Olds. For 1942, the company introduced their "Fuselage Fender" a stretched pontoon carrying through the front door. This same philosophy continued in the rear with similar lengthy fenders ending in a taper. It provided the vehicles with a streamlined and swept-back look that was both elegant and forward thinking in its design. Also new for the model rear was a revised two-tier grill. This piece was a highly intricate affair consisting of many different layered components stacking up to the hood. The overall appearance carries a large presence that certainly makes it stand distinct within a crowd.

This year would mark a drastic change for the company, with its name formally changing to the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and officially ending the era of Olds Motor Works. The production of automobiles would be cut short by manufacturing changing over to helping the war effort and the factory was switched over as such. aero parts, machine guns, and ammunition would be the only completed products leaving the former auto plant until the war ended in 1945. This final half year of production was respectable, however, with 68,000 units being produced. The Series 98 Custom Cruiser accounted for about 10% of the company's overall sales, with the rarest model being the Convertibles, which found just 216 buyers before entering war production.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This gorgeous example of the very top Oldsmobile 98 model was produced at the Lancing, Michigan based Oldsmobile plant in the final year of production, 1942, after which the US manufacturers went into war equipment production. The car is one of just 216 examples produced and features the smooth and powerful eight-cylinder engine and innovative Hydra-matic automatic transmission. The car has been beautifully restored both mechanically and cosmetically and presents in the striking livery of Sea Foam Green over a matching green interior. The stylish Art Deco-like Convertible bodywork is adorned by elegant chrome and stainless-steel trim, and chic emblems with lettering in red. The smart faux-wood dashboard is trimmed with a radio, and many other luxurious amenities. The Oldsmobile's condition has been declared AACA National 1st Place Winner for its fine condition and authenticity. This is a lovely example of the luxurious Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98 Convertible, with room for the whole family.
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