10k: Christmas Classic: 1937 Oldsmobile Six Touring Sedan
Christmas day is tomorrow and to get into the spirit, we’d will feature some Christmas themed cars. First up is this 1937 Oldsmobile Six Touring Sedan, the same car that Ralphie’s dad drove in Bob Clark’s 1983 A Christmas Story. “Some men are Baptists, others Catholics, my father was an Oldsmobile man.” This Olds is offered for $9999 in Reno, NV via craigslist.
Ralphie’s adult voice-over puts the old brand loyalty of yesteryear just perfectly. Modern car companies don’t have the same die-hard loyalty and buyers flip from one overseas conglomerate to another. This particular Oldsmobile is equipped with the rare sneaker fender option, good for a few extra horsepower.
The 230 cubic inch (3.8 liter) inline-6 was good for 95 horsepower, not much by today’s standards, but in prewar roads it would keep up with most cars and it made power than Ford’s 3.6 liter Flathead V8 (85 hp).
What is with this seller and shoes on his car? See a better pre-war sedan? firstname.lastname@example.org
Are those bullet holes in that fender?