For Sale: 1927 Oldsmobile Model 30E in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1927 Oldsmobile Model 30E Sedan

The Oldsmobile Model 30, which continued to be known as the Oldsmobile Six, was built from 1923 through 1927. Each year it was built, it was given the suffix 30-A, 30-B, 30-C, 30-D and 30-E for the last year of production, all having been manufactured in Lansing, Michigan. General Motors used the GM A platform, shared with the Buick Standard Six and the Oakland Six, and the yearly changes were the result of a new business philosophy called planned obsolescence. The Model 30 was an Oldsmobile mid-level product and introduced the flathead Oldsmobile straight-6 engine.

For consignment, a Model 30E from 1927 and the Oldsmobile factory. This old wood spoked wheel sedan was a mid level car for this last year of its production and features all wheel brakes, and a larger optioned 185ci I-6 cylinder. 4 doors and plenty of passenger room it could be passed off as a wealthy man's car, so is this part for you?

Firmly planted in the era of the cowled hood, chromed front grille surround curvaceous machined fenders connected by a running board and 20-inch wood spoked wheels with heavily dry rotted tires. The steel is straight but has plenty of areas of surface rust and some invasive rust. Black paint covers the body also showing lots of dimpling and inclusions which have invaded the finish over the years. It has a dual bar bumper in front and rear and is a seven window sedan with 4 doors. On the back, a trunk is mounted on the rear and has a spare tire on its back end riding piggyback with the trunk. Glass is all good and clear and trimmings show some early signs of pitting and invasive rusting overall.

Flower stitched pattern broadcloth is on the door panels, and the lowers are frayed and dry rotted just a smidge. Meanwhile the handles and cranks are still shiny. The wide deep tuck and roll front bench has the same flower stitched pattern damask broadcloth on it and it remains in good condition. A simple black dash fronts this bench and has a centrally located faux wood cream painted steel panel. The instruments are varied in their design, and have all black faces and white numbers and letters with a rolling disc speedometer. A large wood rimmed steering wheel fronts this dash. In back is more floral pattern stitched damask broadcloth for the side panels and rear bench which has an ample amount of legroom. A fold up foot rest bar is behind the front bench. More damask for the headliner which has a triangular padded stitched pattern. Lots-o-floral pattern damask for this interior! Low pile brown carpeting covers the floors

Under the cowled hood is the original 185ci I-6 cylinder engine. It has plenty of surface rust on the head where the spark plugs reside. It is fed fuel by a 1-barrel carburetor, and has an original 3-speed manual transmission on back. A 4.73 rear axle is noted.

Underneath shows very little surface rust, and mostly black painted stamped floor pans and steel framing. Some road dirt is plastered throughout in the black surfaces, and the exhaust has heavy surface rust but remains leak free. Mechanical all wheel drum brakes are on which was a first for this year for Oldsmobiles.

A 4 door sedan which needs some TLC but it's all there with a fairly good interior albeit an earlier non-original job. With nearly everything present and accounted for it shouldn't take much to get this old girl up and rolling again. And like the ads of the day said, "gratifies your finer taste, satisfies your every need".

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1927 Oldsmobile Model 30E
  • Listing ID: CC-1688661
  • Price: $13,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1927
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Model 30E
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Creamed Corn
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:999
  • Stock Number:4889
  • VIN:Serial #D528947
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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