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For Sale: 1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 Sedanette - "My daily driver during summer" - Lansdale, PA - Not Mine - 9/5 Reduced - 9/20 SOLD!


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For sale on Facebook: 1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 2-door Sedanette in Lansdale, PA  -  $12,500  -  Must be a member of Facebook toi access Seller's contact information.

 

On 9/5, Seller reduced price to $10,500

 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/285287730487041/1949-Oldsmobile-Sedanette

 

Seller's Description:

1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 2-door Sedanette

  • Driven 1,000,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Yellow

Selling my 1949 Oldsmobile Model 76 Fastback

  • My daily driver during summer - “Big 6” Engine - Hydramatic 4 Speed Trans - 6 Volts - New Gas Tank - Older repaint w some blemishes but very presentable (been in a few car shows) - Needs headliner and a carpet - Located in Lansdale Pa 19446

$12,500 If the ad is up, the car is still available. Thanks, Joe.

 

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There should be gravel shields on the leading

edge of the rear fenders.  Without them,

the paint would pick up so many rock chips that

the paint wouldn't stay on.

 

One of our (late) region members had a 1949

Oldsmobile, beautifully restored.  I don't know

whether it's exactly the same model.  Note the

gravel shields and more side trim;  but no model

would lack the all-important gravel shields.  It's pictured

in front of an abandoned motel in Virginia, on a

drive down to the AACA national meet in Blacksburg.

 

1949 Oldsmobile--Gibbs Hill.JPG

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Crest blue car is the more desirable 88 series with a V8. Yellow car that's for sale is a 76 series Olds with a flathead 6 cylinder. Neat car but it's missing all the side trim trim as John S noted. This 2-door trim might be difficult to find today or even unobtanium. A pre-purchase rust inspection is certainly a requirement for one of these. 

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2 hours ago, The 55er said:

Neat car but it's missing all the side trim trim as John S noted. This 2-door trim might be difficult to find today or even unobtanium. A pre-purchase rust inspection is certainly a requirement for one of these

 

28 minutes ago, Crusty Trucker said:

I think most if not all 1949 Olds had chrome rocker trim, too

Maybe that’s why the price is $12,500 instead of the ever popular $29,900.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 Sedanette - "My daily driver during summer" - Lansdale, PA - Not Mine

Fastback vs Trunk back was a choice GM styling offered because it wasn't certain which would be the most popular. 

 

A 2 door fastback has a certain appeal but a fastback 4 door isnt always so appealing. Chevrolet offered 4 door fastbacks until 1952, Pontiac until 1950. But Oldsmobile buyers voted loudly with their preferences and Olds offered the 4 door fastback (called a town sedan) only in 1949.  Its no wonder why, in the 76 series base model it only sold 3741 copies. In the deluxe version even less 2725.  

A club sedan like what is being offered here sold 23,059. 

 

30+ years ago I saw a 1949 Olds 76 town sedan on craigslist in Long Beach CA. Straight original, stick converted to floor shift, but otherwise decent. Not overpriced ($300- $500) I wanted to call on it just to say I had seen one but since I had no money and no space I stayed away. One of my regrets, I have never seen another. 

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I think that this body style looks very nice in this pale yellow color. I prefer these to the hardtop coupe. My Uncle had a '49 Cadillac sedanette back in the 60's that I rode in several times. Maybe this was an earlier owners attempt at a bit of customization. Although it still has all the trim on the trunk lid and hood. I also like the period seat covers. I had forgotten that Olds had offered a flathead six in their lower line models. Not a Rocket 88, but If I want to go fast I'd just drive my Mustang. The owner must not have been a complete cheapskate since they popped for the Hydro. Overall ,the car appeals to me.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 Sedanette - "My daily driver during summer" - Lansdale, PA - Not Mine - 9/5 Reduced
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1949 Oldsmobile Series 76 Sedanette - "My daily driver during summer" - Lansdale, PA - Not Mine - 9/5 Reduced - 9/20 SOLD!

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