1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70 Woodie Wagon – SOLD!
October 17th Update – The private seller elected to send this unique one-off Woody Wagon to Mecum Dallas 2020 to try and sell the car. During the auction, the high bid received was only $28,000, which was much lower than their $65,000 expectation. Our understanding is the car later sold through Mecum’s “The Bid Goes On” process.
GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer this one-off 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70 “Woody” Station Wagon currently part of a private collection located in Burlington County, New Jersey. The current private owner added this rare woody wagon to his collection in January 2019, enjoyed it all last year, and is now ready to have next caretaker purchase and enjoy it. The private seller is currently asking $65,000, which is priced near the lower end of the latest NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool‘s “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $39,400, $79,10, and $107,300, respectively. If you are serious about purchasing this stunning and rare Oldsmobile Woody, you can start the conversation by calling Bert at (609) 234-2515 and if he doesn’t answer, please leave a message and your number so he can return your phone call.
Found neglected in Pennsylvania in 1988, the owner learned his find was a documented as the only 1940 Oldsmobile Series 70 built by Midstate Body of Waterloo, New York as a prototype for the 1941 model the GM Division launched the following year. Over the next 25 years, a complete restoration slowly took place as the extremely rare parts needed to complete the car were either found or recreated. Two years later, the restorer secured Bonhams to auction this Oldsmobile at its march 2015 Amelia Island Auction, the complete story of which Hemmings.com wrote a nice feature covering both the car and the event. Most recently, the current caretaker purchased this wagon at Mecum Kissimmee 2019 when it was listed as Lot F75.
While restored several years ago, this unique offering has only been very lightly used since that time and is only a fresh detail away from being ready for any show you care to enter it into.
In 1940 Oldsmobiles featured a 90 horsepower 216 cubic inch L-Head topped inline six-cylinder engine. While 1940 was the introductory year for Oldsmobile’s new clutch-less Hydramatic transmission, the example featured here comes equipped with its the much more common and original three-speed, column-shifted manual transmission. Note the size of the dual trumpet horns mounted on the underside of the car’s hood.
What would come off as a very spartan black vinyl interior in a typical Dynamic 70 Series metal sedan is more than offset by the beautifully detailed door panels and spectacular all-wood headliner that looks like your very own mini-cathedral when sitting in this rare Oldsmobile. Despite the plain selection of upholstery, the wagon features an AM radio and a clock that is uniquely mounted on the back-side of the glove box door. Moving to the rear cargo area, the floor cut-out stores the spare tire and related tools.
This one-off Oldsmobile Woody Wagon is the ultimate addition to any station wagon enthusiast’s collection. If you are dare to be different and want to stand out from the typical Woody Wagons one comes across, this is the car for you. Good luck with the purchase!