Lot 102: 1941 Oldsmobile 4 Door Sedan
Oldsmobile was founded by Ransom E. Olds, and was produced in the United States from 1897 to 2004. In its 107 years, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing factory. After acquisition by General Motors, Oldsmobiles were marketed for their technical sophistication. The list of "firsts" is quite extensive: the first to use chrome (1920), the first to use a mono-block V8 (Viking, 1929) and the first American car with a fully automatic transmission, "Hydramatic" Drive (1940). They were frequently early with other features, such as automatic headlight dimmers. When it was phased out, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot. The car offered here today was manufactured in 1940 and first registered in the UK at the height of the war, on January 14th, 1941. This is a particularly rare example as it is a right hand drive model. The car requires a complete restoration as it has been in storage for many years. It is presented with the 4 litre V8 still nestling under the bonnet. The car is being sold with the registration JHK 415 and comes with V5 certificate and original buff log book. JHK 415 is being offered here at no reserve.
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