1927 Oldsmobile

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1927
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    12810
  • Engine number 
    ER2148
  • Lot number 
    625
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £18000 - £22000.
- Fully restored in Australia before being imported to the UK in 2009
- Series 'E' four-door, four-seat Tourer in right-hand drive with four-wheel brakes
- Straight-six, 3-litre, 40 horsepower, 'flathead' fed by a single-barrel Carter updraft carburettor
- Superbly finished in Teal Blue with Saddle Tan leather and lots of period details
- With its V5C, a number of spare parts, and instruction manuals. 
- Built in Michigan, assembled in Adelaide, and totally at home in the Cotswolds
 The Olds Motor Vehicle Co. was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897 and in 1908 was absorbed by General Motors before the name was finally phased out in 2004. By the 1920s, Oldsmobile sat solidly in the middle of GM’s lineup, less expensive than Buick or Cadillac, but ahead of Pontiac and Chevrolet.New for 1927, the Series E and Series E Deluxe were now fitted with a new one-piece windscreen, four-wheel brakes, and a larger 185ci (3-litre) engine. It could be ordered with a number of body styles including a 2-door Roadster, Coupe, Sport Coupe, Sedan, 4-door Tourer, and a Landau.The Oldsmobile was also imported into Australia from 1901-06 and then again from 1918. From 1923-29, the Holden Motor Body Works of Adelaide in Australia built their own bodies which they mounted on to right-hand drive Oldsmobile chassis imported chassis' from the US. Production resuming in 1934 after the depression. The Series 30 was built there from 1923 to 1927. They were fitted with a straight-six flathead displacing 185 cubic inches. With a 27/8-inch bore fitted with cast-iron pistons and a rather long 43/4-inch stroke, the cast-iron engine is fed by a single-barrel Carter updraft carburettor that allows the small-displacement engine to develop 40 horsepower. This particular, right-hand drive, Oldsmobile Model 30 Series E was one of those chassis shipped new to Australia and bodied there by Holden. It was restored in early 2000 before being imported into the UK by Orchid Cars and first registered here in December 2009. A previous owner who purchased the Oldsmobile in 2012 used it for high-day motoring and a family wedding, and it became well known in the Cotswolds at the time, even being displayed at the Churchill Classic Car Show in 2012. Acquired by the Private Collection in December 2014, the Model 30 has enjoyed regular summer outings and has starred in a couple of family and friend's weddings.Of high quality, the restoration is holding up admirably, the engine running very well in near silence, and the transmission operating comparatively smoothly. The fully restored chassis is in excellent condition as is the Teal Blue and Black bodywork, with good door and bonnet fit, whilst the saddle tan interior is showing very little wear and the rewired electrics (such as they are) function well. This charming Vintage Oldsmobile is offered with V5C registration document and a quantity of spare parts and instruction manuals. This is a wonderful open tourer, presented in excellent condition throughout and ready for rallies with the VSCC or simple enjoyment on sunny days.