Feature Vehicle of the Month
1926 Oldsmobile Two Door Landau Coupe
Owners: Gene and Marilyn Roy
Florida Region members
The Roy’s bought this car in 2002 and finished the restoration in 2008. It earned its Senior AACA badge in 2009. There is a regular trunk in the back and not a rumble seat. The original base price was $925 in 1926. Around 1,528 of these 1926 coupe models were made.
The 169 cubic inch (2.8 liter) straight six flathead engine with a one barrel Carter updraft carburetor was rated at 40 horsepower @ 2,600 rpms. The original 6 volt electrical system is retained. The only modern upgrade to the engine is an electric fuel pump. The generator is gear driven leaving the engine cooling fan as the only belt driven device.
The interior features a 3 speed selective sliding gear manual transmission and a simple instrument dash with a barrel speedometer, oil pressure gauge and ammeter gauge. This car has the optional leather bench seat interior (standard was gray cloth).
The car rides on 4.40/4.50 x 21 “tube type” bias ply tires on refurbished natural oak artillery wheels. The mechanical brakes on the rear axle slow the car down. There are no brakes on the front axle. The emergency parking brake is on the rear of the transmission.
The Roy’s drive this car to nearby local car events and trailer it to major events. With a wheelbase of 110.5, a comfortable top speed of 30 mph this car rides very smoothly, has a good turning radius and accelerates well.
Next Club Meeting...
The Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 P.M. at the Kress Memorial Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 746 Formosa Av, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Located 2 blocks south of Fairbanks Avenue.
Next Club Activity
October 13, 2014 (Monday)