Used 1940 Oldsmobile Series 60 Convertible in Hanover, MA
Used 1940 23,000 miles White
Take a look at this award winning Custom 1940 Oldsmobile Series 60 Convertible brought to you by Caruso Classic Cars. This is truly a high end build with obsessive detailing evident throughout. This is a very rare car as only 3 1940 Olds convertibles are known to still exist! The car has only 23,000mis on it since the frame off build and restoration was completed in 2001. It has won many awards and has been featured in numerous publications over the years. The restoration began by reworking the floor and inner fenders to make them solid so the body could be removed for chassis work. The stock frame was then designed to accommodate Corvette suspension in both the front and rear. The chassis' anti-roll bar, springs, spindles, steering rack, brakes, master cylinder, and power booster are all either stock or aftermarket Corvette products. Budnik cobalt wheels complete the rolling chassis. The hood as well as each fender was molded and the head light area was modified to accommodate Mercedes-Benz headlamps. The grille and the sheet metal surrounding it was redesigned. In the rear, the roll pan was modified to accommodate the custom dual exhaust pipes and the custom designed tail lamps were located in the widened fiberglass fenders. Most of the car is ALL STEEL except for the rear fenders. Car has an 80's corvette suspension and disc brakes all around. Headlamps and taillights go on automatically when car is started with switch to control operation mode. The color is a custom House of Kolor mix dubbed Apricot Pearl. The convertible top was reworked resulting in the roof line being dropped nearly 2ins. The top is powered by a custom pneumatic system in the trunk incorporating the original cylinders. It can be opened and closed without the engine running. The rebuilt Olds 455 cubbic inch Engine was located, machined, and fine-tuned. The block was bored .030 over. The heads were ported and polished. An Edelbrock cam and lifters were pre-owned along with Milodon springs and rockers. The Edelbrock intake manifold and quadrajet carburetor are topped off with a custom built all-steel air cleaner cover made from 3 headlamp buckets. The interior features 16-way power, heated, leather Cadillac DTS front seats. The rear seats are from the same Cadillac and were molded to fit the Olds. The custom carbon fiber dash houses VDO gauges, a Sony stereo, switches, and the built in custom glovebox. It also features electric windows including vents and A/c. Awards: 2001 Boston World of Wheels "Best in Class" and "Outstanding use of color" 2001 NSRA Nationals East "Director's Pick" 2001 Goodguys East Coast "Coolest Pick" 2001 NSRA Nationals Northeast PPG's Best Use of Color 2001 Crusin New England Super Wheels Showdown 2001 Mohegan Sun Elite Dream Machines 2004 and 2007 Adirondack Nationals "Favorite 50 Pick" And many more to date. Publications: Featured in Street Rodder August. 2002 Featured in Streetscene April 2002 Featured in the coffee table book "Great American Hot Rods" by Keith Harman and Chuck Vranas. Pictures appeared in StreetRod builder, NSRA Yearbook, and Hemmings Rods and Performance. Specs: Manufacturer Oldsmobile one of 1285 manufactured Wheelbase 116 Chassis Mods Z'd by Stan Rearend / Ratio Corvette, / 2.73:1 Suspension Corvette C-4 front & rear Brakes Corvette power four wheel disc Master Cylinder Corvette Steering Corvette rack, GM column Front Tires Michelin, 225/4517 Rear Tires Michelin, 275/4017 Gas Tank Steel seventeen gals. Wheels Budnik Cobalt design Engine 1976 Oldsmobile 455 bored, balanced, ported, polished Pistons TRW Camshaft Edelbrock Alternator 100-amp Radiator Aluminum Crossflow Heads Oldsmobile, J-ported, polished Induction Edelbrock Quadrajet Air cleaner Custom made steel Ignition/ Wires GM HEI / Taylor Headers Sanderson Exhaust / Muffler 2/12 Stainless / Borla Transmission GM 200-4R Body Convertible /steel Hood 1 piece peaked Grille Custom handmade Billet aluminum, custom front roll pan Other modifications: V butted windshield Handmade steel running boards Electric door latches, hidden handles Power widows including vents Pneumatic power convertible top Power trunk latch Smooth firewall & insert fender panels Widen rear fenders (glass) E320 Mercedes Benz headlamps molded to front fenders. Custom-made wrap-around taillights Dashboard Steel, covered in leather with carbon fiber accent Glove box VDO Gauges Stereo Sony in dash with CD changer in the trunk Air conditioned Airtique Heat-Defrost Wiring E-Z kit Seats 2000 Cadillac DTS (neutral shale leather) sixteen way power, heat and shoulder harness Carpet Tan wool Paint House of Kolor / custom apricot pearl Over $100k to build this car and priced now at only $48,900 OBO! Don't miss your chance to own this unique 1 of kind convertible with all the modern features that can be driven everywhere with confidence. Spare parts available. Ask for details. Call Jeff at (617)800-XXXX with any questions. Thanks for Looking! Note: Owner built the 1954 Corvette pictured as well. The Corvette is NOT for sale but shown to demonstrate the quality of owner's builds. Please contact Sales for info on the storage location of each car. Thanks.
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