Monday, September 19, 2016

the farm find in Australia

originally a 1924ish (?) Oldsmobile. A farm worker built himself a carpenters van some where around the late fourties or early fifties.

The guy who ownes it doesnt want to be bothered and so it still sits as you see it now.

It shows some real skills and vision. Look at the windscreen opening, Looks military aircraft. Timber frame, sheet metal skins. The original front fenders are still in place creating inner fenders and support for the new front end. Suicide doors, which have a late 40's Dodge look.

A couple of guys stumbled upon it on a farm in 2011.  And thats about all that is known about it.

Thanks Paul!

1 comment:

  1. My moneys on the guy was an out of work coachbuilder showing off some skills. Timber framed cars were on a rapid decline from '38 on. Pretty much all over by 1940.
    I can't tell you how much I want this.