1940 Oldsmobile Business Coupe | Concord, CA | Carbuffs
- Burgundy Cloth
- 6 cyl flathead
- 11,111 miles
MPGCity: – Hwy: Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.
Cheap running classic! Burgundy metallic paint was done in the 1980’s and is showing its age but still shines up. Dark red interior was done at that time also and still shows well. Original style 6 cyl flathead engine starts and runs with a 3 speed manual transmission that shifts well. Shocks are worn out and should be replaced. Speedometer, oil pressure and I believe amp gauges work. Fuel gauge is a little erratic. 6 volt electric with a recent battery. The owner pulled it out of a very longterm storage a couple of years ago and had some necessary repairs done to get it running and driving. The waterpump was replaced and the engine tuned up. The carburetor was rebuilt, the gas tank cleaned out, and an electric fuel pump installed. The brakes system was gone through and the master cylinder and wheel cylinders were replaced.
The current owner has had the car since approx. 1983. The car does run and drive but will need some things still to make it a regular driver. I did drive it to do the photos and it sat and idled the entire time with no issues. Definitely needs the shocks replaced as I think I still feel a little sea sick. Does not look as though it was ever a rust bucket and has some minor bubble popping up in a few places. (see pics) Good affordable starter classic that you can use while you work on it. Clean California title in hand. True miles unknown. There is a good chance you won’t park next to another one at your next car show.