In 1941, the station wagon body was only offered by Oldsmobile on the bottom-of-the-line Special 60 Series. Sharing its wheelbase and dimensions with the Chevrolet Special Deluxe Wagon, it offered the brand engineering for which GM was famous.
As was the standard practice then, coachbuilding for special models such as the labor-intensive wagons was contracted out to outside body companies. One such company was Mid-State Body Company in Waterloo, NY, which had been building custom commercial bodies, including special wagons, on GM chassis for years before the General formally contracted Mid-State to manufacture the wagon bodies.
This 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Woodie appears to be a one-off custom featuring the station-wagon body found only on the 116-inch wheelbase Special chassis mounted on a longer 120-inch wheelbase Dynamic frame. The work is, of course, up to factory build standards, as the body was manufactured and fitted by the very company producing the bodies for plenty of other GM wagons.
Barely used since its restoration, today it stands as a wholly unique woodie. Documented in the Oldsmobile Club of America’s June 1988 issue of Journey With Olds, you’re certainly guaranteed to never run into another one.