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Lot 28
1932 Oldsmobile F32 Sedan with Mullins Style Trailer
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• Advanced engineering; great for touring
• Dynamic duo perfect for camping; artillery wheels on both the car and trailer
• Award-winning car; capable of highway speeds
• Well-presented restored family sedan with Mullins Style Superior Glass Works Trailer


Trailer Sold on Bill of Sale Only

213 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 74 HP, Stromberg down-draft carburetor, three-speed Synchromesh manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle both with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel Bendix mechanical drum brakes; wheelbase: 116.5”


As the 1930s dawned, the ongoing Depression hit most all Americans in one way or another. Car sales took it very hard seeing over a 50% drop, and the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors was no exception. Ever the optimist, at the start of the 1932 model year, Oldsmobile was treated to a bit of updating, and the biggest news was the release of an inline eight-cylinder engine in the new L-32 series. The trustworthy F-32 Six was still the best-selling model, but there was no kidding going around, 1932 was the pits. In Lansing, the production line laid off most all hourly workers, including shop foremen. It was so bleak that in the Metal Pressing shop where sheet metal was turned into body parts, all the staff had to be let go with the exception of management. There were reports of a top manager getting out of his office and with help of his assistants, running the giant presses to stamp out parts as needed for the assembly line. Both series of the 1932 Oldsmobile shared the same styling, featuring new side ventilation doors on the hood-sides, as seen in other GM products that year, a revised headlight bar, the addition of fender mounted parking lights, and a new look to the radiator shell which was adorned by a bird-in-flight mascot.

This rare by survival 1932 Oldsmobile F32 sedan is one of just 5,900 produced in a year when few Americans could afford to purchase a new car. It has been treated to a professional level restoration with the body painted brown while the fenders and accent lines are done in a complementing maroon. The interior has been expertly done in brown Mohair and the dashboard is presented with the attractive center-mounted instrument cluster and the gauges have been brought back to their original appearance. This good-looking sedan is fitted with a full set of refinished oak artillery wheels, complete with their nickel-plated hubcaps. This Oldsmobile is fitted with dual side-mount spare tires. The restoration on this car was completed in the early 2000s, and we understand that the only item not original to the car are the rear-end gears, upgraded from the original 4.56:1 to a much more drivable 3.90:1, which is less stressful on the drivetrain and the driver. Under the hood, the engine compartment shows a light patina of use but is complete and we have been told this car will cruise all day at 60 MPH, and on occasion has been taken up to 75 MPH. The odometer shows just over 55,120 miles which we believe those are original to the car; however, true miles are unknown. The back seat of this car is luxurious with comfortable cushions and enough room for three, plus more than ample legroom to stretch out and enjoy the passing scenery.

Accompanying this fabulous Oldsmobile is a compact travel trailer done in the style of a mid-1930s Mullins trailer produced by Superior Glass Works in the early 2000s. The trailer’s body has been painted brown to match the sedan with maroon fenders and accent stripe. The body is sturdy molded fiberglass mounted on a welded 1.5” square tubing chassis and, much like the original, features a forged rear axle on leaf springs. This popular trailer’s appearance is topped off with a set of wooden artillery wheels in the same style as those on the Oldsmobile. Fenders are done in the style of a 1934 Ford with taillights in the style of the Ford Model A. Interior dimensions for the trailer body are 65” x 48” x 26” high and it is rated at an 800-lb capacity. While this Oldsmobile is ready to exhibition, it is also ready for the road and with the spaciousness of the sedan and the ability to carry any required luggage in the trailer, this car might be the perfect ride to replicate the coast-to-coast run Dwight Huss had taken in his Oldsmobile back in 1905!

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