1931 Oldsmobile Sport CoupeSOLD
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Estimate: $20,000-$30,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $18,700

65hp, 197 cu. in. six-cylinder engine, three-speed selective sliding gear transmission, semi-elliptic leaf springs and semi floating rear axle, duo-servo brakes. Wheelbase: 112.5"

Although Ransom E. Olds had left the company he established in 1897 to form his competing REO, the level of quality, engineering and style had remained after his departure.

For 1931, Oldsmobile sold only one line of cars, known as the F-31 series, which were powered by a 65 horsepower, inline six-cylinder engine. Technically advanced for its time, the Oldsmobile inline six had new intake valve porting, a Stromberg downdraft carburetor, manifold heat control, drop forged connecting rods, cast grey iron pistons, a block cast from close grained chrome nickel alloy iron and a Harrison cellular radiator, all of which improved performance.

The F-31 chassis remained basically the same as that of the previous year, with semi-elliptic springs featuring anti-rattle, self adjusting shackles, worm and three-tooth steering as well as duo-servo brakes. The DeLuxe model package included a choice of wooden or wire wheels, twin side-mounts, front and rear bumpers and a trunk platform. In its full range of body styles, Oldsmobile offered two five-window coupes, the business coupe, or the more desirable Sport Coupe. Considered to be markedly more stylish than its brethren, the Sport Coupe came with a rumble seat, a golf bag door, as well as a chromium-plated grille and shell.

The five-window 1931 Oldsmobile Sport Coupe offered here has just finished a comprehensive three-year restoration. It is painted in tan and brown, with cream-colored wire wheels and whitewall tires. The Sport Coupe is fitted with wind wings, dual side mounted spare tires, and a trunk rack in addition to the standard rumble seat and golf bag door. Inside, the matching period velour-like interior remains in very good condition, showing minimal wear. Mechanically, this rare, southern U.S. Sport Coupe is ready for traveling to cars shows or long distance touring.

In 1931 Oldsmobile ranked eight in the industry with sales totaling 47,279. Of that, only 858 Sport Coupes were sold with wire wheels and only 687 with wooden wheels. Rare in the year it was built and significantly more so today, this fully restored Sport Coupe is worth serious consideration.

Reference Number 11236

as of 7/14/2007

Car 1931 Oldsmobile Sport Coupe
VIN F728145 
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