|1930 Model F-30||1932 F-32|
1931 Oldsmobile Model F31 news, pictures, and information
Under the hood is a six-cylinder engine capable of producing 65 horsepower.
The early 1930's was a difficult time for automobile manufacturers as the Great Depression meant that many individuals were unable to afford a vehicle. The Oldsmobile F-31 was a suitable option for many due to its relatively low sticker price and additional rumble seat which could carry luggage or additional passengers.
Chassis Num: F728145
|Sold for $18,700 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
Oldsmobile only sold one line of cars in 1931 and it was the F-31 Series. The six-cylinder engine featured a new intake valve porting and a Stromberg downdraft carburetor, manifold heat control, drop forged connecting rods, and cast grey iron pistons. The block was cast from close grained chrome nickel alloy iron and the radiator was a Harrison cellular unit. The worm with three-tooth steering was adequate, so were the duo-servo brakes. The DeLuxe package offered wooden or wire wheels, twin side-mounts, front and rear bumpers, and a trunk platform.
The Sport Coupe came with a rumble seat, a golf bag door, and chromium-plated grille and shell. This example has been treated to a three-year restoration. It is finished in tan and brown with cream-colored wire wheels and whitewall tires. The interior is velour-like and is in good condition.
For 1931, Oldsmobile produced 47,279 vehicle making them eighth in the industry. 858 of those vehicles were Sport Coupes with wire wheels and 687 were Sport Coupes with wooden wheels.
At auction the car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $20,000 - $30,000. The car was sold for just under the estimated value, fetching $18,700 after buyers premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Oldsmobile's only convertible style for 1931 was the 2-door Convertible Roadster. It was a true convertible, in that it had roll-up side windows. The style was offered in standard and Deluxe models - both coming with a 'golf bag door' on the right-rear quarter. The Deluxe package added the dual side-mount spare tires and folding rear trunk rack seen on this example. The original list price for the Deluxe Convertible Roadster, with six wire wheels, was $1,000.
Riley Palmer was a youngster delivering newspapers on his bicycle when he first came across this rare F-31 Deluxe Convertible Roadster in 1963. It was stored in a building in his South Carolina hometown. He inquired about buying it then, but was turned down. Later, as an adult with a career in the auto industry, Rile would stop in during annual visits to check on the car, which continued to languish in storage. Whenever he asked if it could be bought, the answer was, 'No.' Finally, in 1996, after 33 years of persistence, the former owner accepted an offer and the Oldsmobile was Riley's at last! A three-year professional restoration was completed in 2007.
Chassis Num: S69887
Engine Num: F277154
|Sold for $7,700 at 2008 RM Auctions.|
This 1931 Oldsmobile Model F-31 Sedan has been driven 33,400 miles since new. It is a well-preserved, original example that has no body rust and still wears its original paint and pin-striping.
In 2008, this car was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $15,000-$20,000. It was offered without reserve. A high bid of $7,700 including buyer's premium was enough to secure new ownership. The lot was sold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2008
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