Friday, December 26, 2014

10k: Beverly Hillbillies: 1922 Oldsmobile 43A Skeeter

Automobiles built in the 1920s are generally worthless as daily drivers and typically slower than 3 legged Giraffe pulling a plow uphill.  That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of folks who collect them and enjoy the old timey feel of a pre-war original.  Find this 1922 Oldsmobile 43A Skeeter offered here on craigslist for $11,500 in Petaluma, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.



The Oldsmobile 43A was quite an advanced vehicle for its time, it featured a large displacement (224 cubic inch) overhead valve 4-cylinder engine that featured 3 main crankshaft bearings and was rated at 40 horsepower.  Of course this technology and performance came at a price, the 43A cost almost 3 times as much as Ford's Model T.  Today the price difference has narrowed considerably, and this pickup version looks like an interesting way to drive something from the 20s.


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3 comments:

  1. Ooh, wood wheels!

    Pretty much everything was more advanced than the Ford T at the time, but the T was cheap and durable.

    These days it's more a matter of finding parts for whatever your chosen treasure is.

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  2. ~ ..♫♫♫♪♫ ... ♪♫♪ Com'n listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed ..♫♫♫♪♫ ... ♪♫♪
    http://barrettjackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/61026/61026_Front_3-4_Web.jpg

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    1. Somewhere on the 'net there's a build thread on that...

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