Oldsmobile 96 Club Coupe

Despite only being months away from the complete switch to full wartime production, 1941 held promise for Oldsmobile with its two-millionth automobile produced that year. The three-series model line comprised the entry-level Series 60, the mid-range Series 70 and the longer-wheelbase, top-level Series 90. All three were available with a choice of a six- or an eight-cylinder L-head engine, offering 100 and 110 bhp respectively.

Stylistically, the entire Oldsmobile line was revised, most notably with the headlamps moved forward and revised front fenders. The landmark Hydra-Matic automatic transmission continued for 1941 and provided Oldsmobile buyers unprecedented ease of operation for an additional $100. A variety of solid and two-tone color combinations, plus such comprehensive options as a radio, clock, turn signals, a locking gas tank door and the Condition-Air heater/defroster system, enhanced the value-packed Oldsmobile experience.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

100 bhp, 238 cu. in. L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125"

Source: RM Auctions

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