Oldsmobile 1936-1980 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Oldsmobile 1936-1980

If you lived in 1930s Australia and felt a bit superior to the folk who owned low-cost Chevrolets, then perhaps you drove an Oldsmobile. If you are still with us, you might also be miffed to discover that Olds products from that era are now worth almost exactly the same as Chevs of similar age even though fewer Olds survive. The comparison gets worse as we move into the 1960s and ’70s, unless of course you own a high-performance Hurst or W-30 which overseas will reach US$100,000. 

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Cars in the local market including the mid-spec Cutlass and Delta plus sporty 4-4-2 hardtops, mostly sell in the $35-45,000 bracket, with 1970s cars considerably cheaper and less common. Massive front-wheel drive Toronados were at one time earmarked as collectible, however interest has waned and $40,000 should buy a very good 1966-68 model.

All Models 1936-55 $29,165 [6]

Cutlass/Delta 1963-72 $43,700 [5]

Cutlass Conv 1963-72 $39,500 [2]

4-4-2 1966-72 $56,165 [3]

All Models 1973-80 $34,995 [2]

Toronado 1966-72 $34,135 [3]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2021 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

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From Unique Cars #460, Dec 2021

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