Dated Droptop: 1947 Oldsmobile Series 66 Convertible – Sold?

by | Jul 2021 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

August 4, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The slippery slope when building a custom car is following the current trends of the day. Often the cool thing to do today will make your custom car look dated just a few years later.  Our latest example of this fact is this 1947 Oldsmobile Series 66 Convertible once listed in June 2021 on Craigslist in Melrose Park, Illinois (Chicago). Offered $29,900 currently, in addition to featuring a Chevrolet 350 small block mounted atop a Pontiac Firebird front subframe, the dusty rose color combination, billet wheels, and Vintage gauges all scream a 1990’s era build/restoration. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Oline Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Olds priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $20,700 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $36,900 for a stock example.  Alternately, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool provides a different assessment as in this case the asking price falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $17,675 and its #3 Good appraisal of $31,450.

That’s okay, we still love it!  We could see ourselves enjoying the balance of the warm weather cruising in this Olds while we plan out how we are going to spend the winter updating the car for next season.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1947 Oldsmobile model 66 convertible, it comes with a chevy 350 with a four-barrel carb linked to a turbo 350 auto transmission, lots of power 78 firebird subframe complete with power steering and power disk brakes. Power top. Power windows. The car looks and drives great.. asking $29900 OBO if interested call ​

Show or go: what would you do with this custom Oldsmobile convertible?  Comment below and let us know!


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