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  1. Here's an interesting read for you. https://www.hotrod.com/articles/oldsmobile-w-30w-31-secrets-revealed-by-expert-stephen-j-minore/
  2. Can't tell with these numbers, and the VIN won't tell you that, either. You'll need to obtain (or find) the build sheet, and/or original window sticker.
  3. The number sequence is different than what shows in my i.d. book. That may be because it was built in Canada. Here's the best i can do: 69 means built in 69 34487 means 4-4-2 Holiday coupe OS means it was built in Oshawa, Ontario 528143 means production sequence, and probably coincides with your VIN Trim 930 means black vinyl bucket seats 757510, but could mean upper and lower body color being Aztec Gold (75). 10 usually means black... perhaps black accent stripes???? My i.d. book doesn't mention these two numbers being on the body number plate, but it's possible that D55 means front console; M21 is close-ratio 4-speed
  4. One report says it went to his cousin, who is the person suing for possession.
  5. Well, this may dispel the theory the Adler was used in designing the Corvette split-window coupe. This photo was taken in January 1956. I guess it's possible that the Adler was used to help integrate the split window design into a tapered "boattail" rear end.
  6. Most of the high-end cars of the 1920s and '30s offered (at a price) contrasting chassis and under fender colors. I'm not sure why anyone would want to highlight the chassis, as it sure puts your attention on the wrong part of a good design, but it was indeed offered as an option.
  7. Why are you alienating the 1953 Skylark? They were painted contrasting colors as well, and red was one of the colors they did them in.
  8. Well, that doesn't seem like the answer to your question. You asked, "if the pin was removed." The paragraph above is tell you how it works when it's set up properly. That said, On my 1940 Packard, if the thermostat linkage is disconnected, the shutters remain closed. So, it is NOT a "fail safe thing." I suspect it's the same for the early 1930s vehicles with the Sylphon thermostat.
  9. Don't hold your breath. As far as I know, all Packard records, other than a few that were managed to be sneaked out before the merger was complete, were destroyed. The few records that survive are in a private collection.
  10. I'd have to agree with you, even though that's a 10-year-old sale. Another comparable would be a solid, complete and authentic (yet needing restoration) 1929 Packard 645 Dual Cowl phaeton that sold in the $40,000 range. And though the Sport model is rare, interesting and intriguing, if I had to choose, I'd opt for the above-mentioned 443 or 645 dual cowl.
  11. Found! and pulled out of long-term storage within the last few months. Only one known to exist.
  12. Original color would have been Dust Proof Grey Deep with Extra Permanent Vermillion wheels and striping. The rear windshield was a factory authorized option, for any of the touring cars.