1938 Oldsmobile Street Rodder Magazine

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Revisiting Oldsmobile’s Date Deco

When viewed a 68-year prism, the ’38 with its streamlined nose, rather progressive. In fact, its very well may be proof of the fleeting enlightenment; Oldsmobile, a more conservative than abandoned the icebreaker-style grille only one year’s production. Oldsmobile’s handlers at the time the stuffy, if not fussy, beak on the year’s model would accountants and insurance salesmen

With few exceptions, Oldsmobiles the ’40s onward remained buttoned down.

It’s partially for that image that made Dagel take some to warm up to the idea of building an orphan-especially a touring sedan of one. He was dead set on building a Olds, a sort-of spacey car from a brief period the company reinvented itself as a marque, when his dad suggested he this particular car. the car’s relative completeness and tin, he knuckled under easily.

While Oldsmobile’s corporate probably spelled the company’s Kevin’s conservative building preserved the car’s integrity and significantly to its appeal. First, he try to make the car into anything it never comfortably be (hot race car, show instead, he built upon the open-road cruiser presence. instead of eliminating the elements define the car-specifically its trim-he them, which admittedly led to finding and fitting expeditions, as Oldsmobiles aren’t exactly He also maintained the Olds with a later 403ci and he carried the bloodline all the way back to the Olds-coded rearend

Technically the chassis is pretty too. While he employed a four-link to bind the axle to the car used an oddball trailing arm in 1938 that’s tough to around), Kevin maintained the stock front suspension all the way to the drums and knee-action shocks of succumbing to the Thou Shalt II edict. He achieved that stance with Fatman dropped uprights and Air Ride air springs (although he admits to Fatman’s disc brake after a close encounter a hairy mountain pass).

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The means by which Kevin existing parts to achieve his also matches the way in which he the car: largely by himself. but the final prep and paint, and trim happened in his garage. The are indeed broadly appealing: the style is consistent and it has the right which appeals to the hot rod and custom the car is also largely intact and which appeals to the Oldsmobile

In fact, Kevin snared a of Show trophy at the Oldsmobile Car of America meet in Edmonds. more impressive than a custom-car trophy since typically don’t even defiled tin.

If only would’ve dared to embrace the edge, maybe we would see Oldsmobiles on the show grounds. Had done so, we’d probably see them on the showroom floor. For though, we’re just seeing early Olds tin on the provided it’s as nice as Dagel’s ’38.

Facts FiguresKevin DagelKirkland, Olds F-38 touring

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