Crusty but good: ’48 Oldsmobile Station Wagon
Everyone loves a woodie wagon. There’s something so purely nostalgic about them. If you are lucky enough to own one you understand the pleasures and also the added maintenance that they require. That added work is what eventually caused its demise. All steel cars became easier to build and were naturally stronger. They also didn’t require constant tightening of the bolts that hold it all together. This is an Oldsmobile Station Wagon with just over 80,000 miles. Total production for these Woodies was only 2,707 total units with even fewer numbers produced as a Deluxe with the “Straight 8” cylinder engine version. We like it for its originality. We are told in the listing that the interior and the paint is as it left the factory. That is impressive. There are detailed photos of the undercarriage and that is appreciated. It looks a bit crusty under there. We can’t tell how deep the corrosion is and if a wire brush and a gallon of POR15 will stop it. These are expensive to restore and the popularity of Woodies is pretty stable. If you always wanted one, this could be a good start if the bottom doesn’t require an immense amount of work. Of course, a Woodie needs a PPI as much as any other rare collectible. Read more on the eBay listing by clicking here.