In a world where everyone thinks you need a six-figure rod with perfect paint and a Ford oval on the nose, this 1936 Oldsmobile 4-door sedan comes as a welcome alternative. Instead of worrying about polishing the paint, you can just get in and drive and have ten times more fun than the guy fussing over his $20,000 paint job.
Sedans are wonderfully practical and this Olds makes a very handsome rod. The burgundy paint is a big help, giving the big 4-door an elegant look that suits Oldsmobiles place in the GM hierarchy. It was built some years ago, so its not perfect, but at this price you already knew that. And as I said, its already been properly broken in, so you can drive it without worrying about bugs and stone chips, because this car has already seen it all. It still looks pretty darned good and all four doors open and close easily thanks to GMs first year all-steel body construction and a quality build. The rounded fenders and running boards have a wonderful 30s look to them and the streamlined grille and hood vents make it look sporty. Other neat details include the chrome bumpers, discreetly mounted turn signals and side mirrors, as well as the cool antenna on the rear deck. Theres evidence of a thoughtful build everywhere you look, and thats what makes rods like this such a pleasure to own.
If youve got a family, this is a great choice thanks to spacious bench seats. Wrapped in burgundy fabric, it looks updated but not too modern, keeping the 30s charm that is a big part of why youd build a car like this in the first place. The dash is reworked with modern gauges from an 80s Oldsmobile and a custom lower valence with the vents for the A/C system and an AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit. More clever factory integration in the A/C controls, which should look familiar to anyone who drove a GM car in the 80s, and a fat Grant GT steering wheel adds a sporty look. The seats are in excellent condition and nicely complement the gray carpets and two-tone door panels, and we especially like the use of a clock in the glove box lid, as original. Look closely and youll even see a factory "OLDSMOBILE" logo on the lower dash, making this car look very OEM indeed. The trunk is spacious enough for all your gear, so go ahead and hit the road!
The engine bay isnt detailed for show, but its plenty functional thanks to a 305 cubic inch V8, 4-barrel carburetor, and as many OEM parts as possible. The idea was to be able to drive this car anywhere and by using GM parts wherever possible, service and parts will be easy. Edelbrock chrome pieces dress it up a bit, but this cars forte is driving, not sitting in a parking lot. The front suspension is from a 70s Nova, so you get power steering and power disc brakes, plus an automatic transmission for effortless highway cruising. Out back, an 80s Monte Carlo donated its 3.73-geared 10-bolt rear end, and a pleasant-sounding dual exhaust system gives it personality but quiets down on the highway. Pro Comp aluminum wheels look virtually unmarked and carry fat 235/60/15 blackwall radials.
Theres some clever engineering here and it was obviously built by an Oldsmobile fan. If youre such a person, this is a great rod at an awesome price, already broken in and ready to rock. Call today!