1939 Oldsmobile Coupe
1938 Oldsmobile Coupe
Olds' invention inspired a 1905 song, “In My Merry Oldsmobile,” whose chorus includes the lines: “Come away with me, Lucille/In my merry Oldsmobile/Down the road of life we'll fly/Automobubbling, you and I.”. However, by 1904, clashes between Olds and his investors caused him to sell the bulk of his stock and leave the company. He soon went on to found the REO (based on his initials) Motor Car Company, which built cars until 1936 and produced trucks until 1975.
Custom is the word, bird, not bird! With this consignment of a 1939 Oldsmobile Coupe we see customization all over it. From its fiberglass hood, shaved door handles , and bumpers, new billet wheels and tires, custom tan leather interior, and 3 stage paint, she's a looker and a cooker!
Save for the fiberglass hood, this car remains all straight well minded gapped steel, all bathed in 3 stage Brandywine Metallic paint. The decision was made to go sans any chrome trimmings and it works like a charm. Looking menacing but still grabbing your eye to look all over this beautiful sculpted steel. The headlights and signals are custom glass reproductions and lead the way flanked by round bulbous fenders that create a rubberized running board between the front and rear fenders. Polished 17-inch American Racing billet style wheels are in all 4 corners and wrapped by 225/55R17's tires…Snazzy!
A swing of the doors and behold there is…more custom! Door panels utilize a cream filled background and have an inset red curled NIKE swoosh (if you will) that interacts with an embossed reversed swoosh below. Inside dual bucket chairs stitched and overstuffed in tan leather make up the seating for the front passengers. In back is another couch overstuffed and draped in more tan leather, nicely presenting. although tight back there. Upfront a leather wrapped polished center steering wheel fronts a now totally custom dash. Showing in two tone padded leather, cream topped and fronted, and a red band below its peppered with polished aluminum panels for the instrument cluster, and radio and climate sliders. White faced gauges are inserted and allow the pilot to monitor all the essentials. Floors are flooded with light brown carpeting, and in the center is a custom molded console for the shift lever, and dual cup holders. A tight cream headliner floats above all this menagerie of customization, and all is looking good inside!
Under that fiberglass hood is a sight to behold…pure bling with all polished metal surfaces and those that are not polished are chromed. Let's call it heavy metal! It's a 350ci crate V8 with a 350 turbo transmission backing it up. Shiny headers and a shiny Flowmaster exhaust are now attached, and this engine bay just gleams with bling. An Edelbrock (polished of course!) intake manifold and carburetor are now atop. A 10-bolt rear is on back so you can now spin the tires. Yowza!
The sturdy X frame remains and is all painted and nice with no rust, meaning no rust anywhere! All solid structural steel underneath even the goody hangers are looking strong. A Mustang II front end, power rack and pinion steering, and power disc brakes now upfront and totally rebuilt. For the back, leaf springs and drum brakes are on.
Not only does it look good it also performs in award winning style, with a quick start, smooth idle (is it on… my trusty co-pilot?!) and smooth acceleration that seems to never end. Great handling, bias free braking, and an overall all working function comfortable test drive.
A creative build, taking some liberties on the shaving parts front, a bling engine bay, and beauty custom interior, this is now an REO speed wagon! Put that pun in your pipe and smoke it! Whaooooooooo!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.