Oldsmobile Model X3 Touring
This rare Model X3 Oldsmobile was purchased at auction in 1989 in the small town of Wartrace, Tennessee. According to an elderly local gentleman, it was the first automobile ever to enter the town.
The car’s engine is a four-cylinder, with jug-type cylinders cast in pairs. It develops 35/40 horsepower. The bottom half of the engine is cast aluminum with a cast-aluminum oil pan, an oil pump and a water pump. The transmission has three speeds forward and one reverse. The parking brake acts on the rear wheel drum brakes, and the foot-pedal brake acts on the drive-shaft drum. The frame is steel, and the body is all wood. The wheels are wood-spoke artillery type. All trim, the lights and the plumbing are brass, and it has acetylene headlights and kerosene cowl and taillights.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2011 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
40hp, 336 cu. in. inline four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, driveshaft brake and two-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 106"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel