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1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Station Wagon / G392457 Vehicle Information

1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 photograph

1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 photograph

1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 photograph

1940 Oldsmobile Series 701940 Oldsmobile Series 701940 Oldsmobile Series 70
Sold for $46,200 at 2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $60,500 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
The G-Series 70 was introduced for the 1939 model and was given a wheelbase that measured 120 inches. It shared this platform with the top-of-the-line L-Series 90 Eight. They were available in a variety of body styles including four two-door models and a four-door sedan.

For 1949, the letter designations were dropped in favor of names. The G-Series became the Dynamic and nearly 80,000 examples were produced that year.

This particular example is a Station Wagon that was only offered by Oldsmobile on the bottom of the line special 60-Series. It had the same wheelbase and dimensions as the Chevrolet Special Deluxe Wagon. The production of wagons, as was the custom at the time, was outsourced to outside body companies. One such company was Mid-State Body Company in Waterloo, New York.

This Oldsmobile appears to wear a one-off custom station wagon body. It was found in a barn in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where it rested from 1958 until 1988 when it was discovered by J.W. Norman. The barn was slated for demolition when Mr. Norman spotted the unique vehicle and quickly struck a deal for the car. In the years that followed, it was given a restoration that took about two decades to complete. As much of the original wood was retained as possible. The parchment type interior panels were also salvaged where possible.

This wagon is powered by a 230 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine with a single Downdraft carburetor and offering nearly 100 horsepower. There is a 3-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2015



2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $65,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $60,500

2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $46,200

1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1940 sales)
1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70 Station Wagon Prototype by Mid-State
Chassis#: G392457
Sold for USD$60,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 image  1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 image  
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Woody Wagon
Sold for USD$55,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1940 Oldsmobile 70 Series Club Coupe
Sold for USD$8,250
  2019 Mecum : Louisville
 
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Woody Wagon
Sold for USD$51,700
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1940 Oldsmobile 70 Series
Sold for USD$4,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70
Sold for USD$11,000
  2016 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1940 OLDSMOBILE DYNAMIC SERIES 70 STATION WAGON
Chassis#: G392457
Sold for USD$46,200
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 image  1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 image  
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70
Chassis#: F752197
Sold for USD$12,750
  2013 GPK Auction - Atlantic City
 
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Convertible
Sold for USD$49,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1940 Oldsmobile 70 Series 2-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$11,750
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1940 Oldsmobile 70 Series 2-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$12,000
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1940 Oldsmobile Model 70 ‘Dynamic' Sedan
Chassis#: G249498
Sold for USD$9,305
  2009 Bonhams - RAF Museum
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1940 Oldsmobile Series 70's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Woody Wagon 2020 Mecum : Dallas$28,000  
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Sedan 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 Sedan4043402019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $15,000$20,000
1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 2-Door Sedan 2011 Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Auction$8,750  

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Oldsmobile Series 70 Vehicle Profiles
Business Coupe
Oldsmobile Series 70 Business Coupe

Model Year: 1940
Profile
Sedan
Oldsmobile Series 70 Sedan

Model Year: 1940
Profile
Station Wagon
Oldsmobile Series 70 Station Wagon

Coachbuilder: Mid-State Body Company
Chassis Num: G392457
Engine Num: G159096
Model Year: 1940
Profile and Auction History


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