Vintage 1936 IDAHO License Plate Restoration – Before & After


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1963 Ford Galaxie XL, 15 K Original Miles….. From a Montana Estate….

DSCN36261963 Ford Galaxie XL 390, 15k Original Miles, Purchased from a Montana Estate

1963 Ford Galaxie XL, 2 Door Hardtop, 390 Engine, Cruise-O-Matic Automatic transmission, 15,490 Original Miles, Champagne Exterior with Black XL Interior with Bucket Seats and Center Console.  Unrestored Original Paint and Interior.  At some point the Roof was Painted Black.  Original Spare Tire, It is amazing how well preserved the interior is.  Look at how well preserved the nuts, bolts, strike plates, door latches, wiring, trunk area, etc. Runs and drives like a new car.

Vin#                3G67Z159713

Body:              65B     Galaxie 500 XL 2 Door Hardtop

Color:              I           Champagne

Trim:                86        Black

Date:               19B     Feb 19

DSO:               74        Seattle, WA

Axle:               1          3.00:1

Trans:              4          Cruise-O-Matic

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Ripley’s …. Believe it or Not! – 1936 Oldsmobile.

Ripley’s….Believe it or Not!

Gretchen Brown of Spokane, WA ., bought this 1936 Oldsmobile in 1936 for $950.00 and has driven daily and registered every year until her death in 1992….. the Oldsmobile still has it’s Washington plates with the 1992 tag.

1936 Oldsmobile – Series F – Six.  Model 363601 2-dr. Sed.-5p, Total Production 13,143.  Original Inline, L-Head Six Engine (Overhauled in 1972 @ 100,000 Miles).  The car has been repainted twice….it’s original colors.  Most service receipts from the 1940’s thru Today.   After Gretchen passed away in 1992 the car sat in a warehouse in Spokane for 20 years.  Since we have had it we have treated it to a tune up, fuel pump, concours correct new interior and interior restoration, new fender welting, correct trunk restoration and detailing, and new tires.  Runs and drives great… Very solid, and no rattles….

Gretchen Brown 1946 Title

Gretchen Brown – Vehicle Renewal Notice ….. 10/31/92

May 1980 Article – Gretchen Brown and her 1936 Oldsmobile

Misc. local Hillyard/Spokane, WA articles about the Brown’s community involvement

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  — Documentation

Repair receipts from 1947-2012

Journey with Olds Club Magazine’s from the 70’s & 80’s

Misc. personal items and notes found in car…

The Oldsmobile Club of America, Inc. – Membership Card – Gretchen Brown 5/77

Correspondence from Gretchen and the Oldsmobile Club…looking for Parts…

Great piece of collector car history….perfect for any collection or museum…. Please call with any questions…here is a link to additional pictures

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