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Homepage. This page: A parked two-door Oldsmobile is caught on film in 1942/1943.

Oldsmobile Series 60 sedan.

While I can just about make out the numbers on this 1940 Oldsmobile's registration plate, 63-453, alas the city or town identifier is just too fuzzy to read. Zooming-in on a high-resolution scan does though reveal the tax label on the plate - 1942, thus dating the photo pretty accurately to the early years of America's involvement in the Second World War, although clearly this photograph of a LHD two-door Series 60 (or "Special") Touring Sedan was taken on home soil.
1940 saw a totally new body design appear in Oldsmobile showrooms, compared to the 1939 series cars. The Series 60 was available with a variety of body styles, including a two-door business coupe or club coupe, a sedan coupe, four-door sedan, a convertible, or a useful four-door station wagon. The example shown below is a standard two-door sedan, very much an entry-level offering in Oldsmobile's catalogue for 1940, sharing much of its components with contemporary Chevrolets and Pontiacs. Power came courtesy of a 3.8 litre straight six engine. As standard the cars were equipped with a manual gearbox, although for an extra $57 you could instead waft along thanks to "Hydra-matic" two-pedal transmission, new for the '40 line-up.
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Oldsmobile Series 60 saloon car
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