Last week’s photo showed the shiny grille of a 1936 Oldsmobile convertible, specifically a black beauty with a tan top that had been shown in the 2013 film Gangster Squad. See the Associated Press story below about the cars in the movie.
A number of people guessed other makes of cars, but, strangely enough, most of them got the year correct. Among the near-misses were Buick Century, Cadillac, Pontiac, Plymouth, Chevrolet and Chrysler Custom Imperial Eight.
Chosen randomly from the correct entries, however, was the name of Lowell Fritsche, of Augusta, who said the vehicle was the 1936 Oldsmobile convertible with dual-side-mount spare tires.
“Neat car,” he added.
Fritsche wins a prize from The Augusta Chronicle. Other readers identifying the vehicle were:
CANTON, GA.: David Anderson wrote: “You have officially stumped me for the last two weeks. The closest I can come to this one is that is probably a 1932-1936 model year depending on the brand. The fact that the front fenders come all the way down to the bumper lead me to believe it is closer to a 1935-36 model.
“As for the manufacturer, with only the front view to go on to match grille, bumper and what looks to be turn signal indicators mounted on the top of the fenders, I can find nothing that has all of the elements shown on this one.
“My best (guess) would be a 1935-36 Oldsmobile, but even that does not have the shown bumper details on the outer edge.
“I guess I need to beef up my library on cars of the 1930s! I can’t wait for the reveal!”
EVANS: Jerry Paul wrote: “This is another tough one! But I am going to throw my hat in the ring: My guess is a 1936 (Oldsmobile) cabriolet.”
MARTINEZ: Jim Muraski wrote: “This week’s car is a 1936 Oldsmobile convertible. This just happens to be the exact car that was featured in the recent film Gangster Squad.”