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Posted By: John Ellis
Posted On: Monday February 10, 2020 at 5:52 AM
‘42 Oldsmobile Coupe
IMO this is one of the best of GMs forties fastbacks and that grille is just so weird!!
Just finished this one as a winter project. Kept the original colours as they are perfect for this car and I cannot spray paint in cold winter conditions.
All the chrome has been enhanced by etching out and polishing. The paint was smoothed and polished and mirrors, spot lights, reversing lights and a fully detailed interior added. Hope it meets with approval.

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‘42 Oldsmobile Coupe by John Ellis #27290
Beautiful work, John. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #27290.1
+1...excellent John! (EOM) by John Roberts #27290.1.1
+2! Fantastic! (EOM) by Mark Sweeney #27290.1.2
IMHO, this Oldsmobile is the best Brooklin to date (I wouldn't want to date it though ;-).....(pics) by BenD Lampson #27290.2
There were a lot of wagons for sale around Christmas, per BRK's stated inventory. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27290.2.1
Brooklin's finest models by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27290.2.2
You are correct Raymond. The side trim should not be painted red. by Lou Petrucci #27290.2.2.1
(PIC) So this might be an over-restored car? by Ralf Buyer #27290.
It may be Ralf. I checked Oldsmobile ads for that year and didn’t by Lou Petrucci #27290.
Thank you, Lou! (EOM) by Ralf Buyer #27290.
This is the example in the Bulgari Collection... by John Roberts #27290.
Magnificent presentation! What method do you use for polishing the paint? (EOM) by David Holcombe #27290.3
WOW...that's great! I will have to revise what I did to my fastbacks (PICs)... by Ralf Buyer #27290.4
Ralph, you are breaking the collector laws and have waaayyyy too many fastbacks, so by BenD Lampson #27290.4.1
Beautiful, John. This model was already a winner. But what you did is marvellous (EOM) by Jacques Roest #27290.5
Oldsmobile ads for 1942 (pics) by David Holcombe #27290.6
I love these old ads David, thanks for posting! I have a book on Muscle car ads............. (pics) by BenD Lampson #27290.6.1
Excellent, John! Beautiful work indeed. I wish Brooklin hadn't failed to by Rick Thompson #27290.7
Gentlemen, many thanks for your kind comments. by John Ellis #27290.7.1
That's the best one I've seen. Great job! (EOM) by Jeffery Lane #27290.7.1.1

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