1949 OLDSMOBILE SERIES 76 4 DOOR SEDAN - 71969Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #75.3 1949 OLDSMOBILE SERIES 76 4 DOOR SEDANhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/71969/71969_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #75.3 - The 76 Series was the entry level Oldsmobile where luxury was made affordable but with a budget price. The Big 6 engine was overshadowed for '49 by the new short stroke OHV V8 that was standard in all other series Oldsmobiles. The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual but when optioned with the 4-speed Hydra-Matic drive, the torque multiplication moved this big Oldsmobile right along effortlessly. This '49 thus represents nearly the last of the breed of 6 cylinder Oldsmobiles. By 1951 all Oldsmobiles would be OHV-V8 powered and the 76 Series would be dropped - replaced by the 88 and Super 88 model designations.
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