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Old 12-06-2007, 11:06 PM
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1949 Olds showroom hood

We are trying to locate some facts/history about a 1949 Oldsmobile showroom hood (has two Plexiglas panels in hood). Sure, this probably isn't the place to be asking but we've asked everywhere else and no one can tell us much either about the history or the worth of this hood.

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About two weeks ago, a farmer out in Virginia was cleaning out his barn and came across a big box -- inside was a showroom visible hood for a 1949 Oldsmobile with paper still partially over the Plexiglas. The hood is covered with over 60 years of dust (even though it was in a box). When the paper was peeled back from the Plexiglas windows in the hood, it left marks which appear as scratches but it is just old glue. This hood is like new. He has asked us to find a buyer and to find out what it is worth. You help would be appreciated. Thank you, Susan

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I have heard of those and saw an article on them. They were to showcase the new for 49 "Rocket" overhead valve engine.
What it would be worth, who knows?. Maybe eBay it with a reserve....of $1000 and see if you get bidders.

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:38 AM
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If' n I remember right, there was omething in the car mags about this hood, I'll try to remember to look this evening.
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49 olds visible hood

Thank both of you for the info. If you remember where you read the article, it would be great. Are we calling it by its right name: showroom hood or visible hood? Google and Yahoo search have nothing when I type that in.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:51 PM
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Lot's of talk about those type of hoods lately. Here is link you might want to check out:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=184654
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That must be where I saw it......

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Try antique automobile club of america web site.
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That must be where I saw it......

Thats Awesome Do you have any more pictures of it?
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well. if they are worth a lot of green. it won't be long before there are copies floating aorund.

at a local car show. there is a guy that has a clear hood on his car, it may be a 49 olds. i don't remember
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Ford and Mercury had them too, I suppose for 53 when the ohv came out. I see them pop up occasionally and almost always in nice condition. I saw one at a swap meet for $450 and I think it didn't sell. The original box is going to jack the price up some so I hope you didn't mess it up or throw it away.
I would wait a few months for ebay to get out of it's winter slumber and put it up without a reserve and you will get what it's worth on that day. If you do want a reserve, just start it there, those hidden reserves really hinder bidding and are just plain stupid. If you were selling it face to face you wouldm't make the buyer guess how much you wanted, you'd tell them so why is an ebay auction any different.You might also put it on the HAMB classifieds. stuff sells pretty good there.
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I don't remember where I got the following pictures, but I believe they were saved from past Ebay auctions.

1949 Olds 88 dealer showroom hood:



1949 Olds 98 dealer showroom hood:



I'd imagine the folks on the Olds Mailing List would be the ones to contact. I'll post a message there with a link to this thread and see if someone there can shed some more light on the subject for you.

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plexi glass hoods

Does anybody out there have the four page instructions for mounting the all plexi glass hood that was included with every hood that the dealer bought in 1949? Would you please post the instructions? Thank you in advance.
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