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32k-Mile 1962 Oldsmobile F-85

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32k-Mile 1962 Oldsmobile F-85

Current Bid: $3,800 (USD) by: Deepbhogal83

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Pleasanton, California


31,825 (Mi)

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215ci V8







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Vehicle Story

This 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 is a well-preserved and mechanically-sorted 32k-mile 4-door sedan purchased by the seller in 2004 with only 5,842 documented miles. Power is provided by a 215ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission, and the car features power-assisted steering and power brakes. Finished in Pacific Mist over a black and silver vinyl interior, this first-generation F-85 is now offered with extensive original purchase documentation, maintenance, and mileage records, and a clear California title in the seller’s name.

The body is finished in its original Pacific Mist (Code P) with a white top. The seller describes the car as a true survivor with original paint, except for a repair addressing a scratch on the right-rear door. Photos show the condition of the paint and trim in close-up.

Factory 14” steel wheels with full covers are wrapped in whitewall tires that were replaced in 2017. Handling is managed by power-assisted steering and power brakes. Included maintenance records document braking system work performed within the past 4k miles.

The interior is trimmed in the original two-tone black and silver vinyl (951) with matching door panels and carpet. Vintage-style lap belts were added for safety, and the dash has a black upper pad and "F-Eighty-Five" script on the passenger side. Equipment includes a nonoperational AM radio in the dash and a new Pioneer AM/FM stereo inside the glove box. The trunk is carpeted in gray and houses a spare tire.

Instrumentation is framed by a 2-spoke steering wheel and consists of a 120-mph speedometer, an analog clock, fuel gauge, and warning lights for voltage, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. The 5-digit odometer shows just under 32k miles, and the total is accurate per the seller and supporting documentation.

The matching-numbers aluminum 215ci V8 has been maintained regularly, including a recent oil and filter change and replacement motor mounts in March 2021. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 3-speed automatic transmission with a column-mounted shift lever.

Additional photos showing the underside are available in the gallery.

The car passed a California safety inspection and is included with the following documentation: original operating manual; the original Owner Protection Plan documenting the purchase by Helen L. Smith on July 20, 1962, the original, never-removed Protect-O-Plate, and envelope dated August 31, 1962; the Pre-Delivery & 1k-mile inspection form; a change of ownership document (Certificate of Title) from Ms. Smith to Beverly J. Hillard dated January 5, 1990; the bill of sale to the current owner dated February 2, 2004; and repair & maintenance receipts from current and previous owner. The firewall body plate is decoded as follows: 07A 07= July A = First week of July; Style 62-3119 62 = 1962 / 3119 = F-85 4 Door; Body LA 10280 LA = Los Angeles Produced 10280 = Production Sequence; Pacific Mist Exterior (Code P); Interior 951 – Silver/Black; Color coordinated with exterior Pacific Mist.

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April 09, 2021
02:17 PM

Welcome to the Oldsmobile F85 auction. Here's one you don't see too often and when you do, they rarely look this good. This F85 is a true survivor with less than 32k documented miles on the odometer. Everything works on the car. The current owner (since 2004) had the silver/black seat covers made to protect the originals and pictures are shown of both. Feel free to reach out with any questions. This car really is a time capsule. Thank you.

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