Highlighting the second series of Oakland All-American Six models were new body designs with higher hood lines and belt lines, lower rooflines and wider fenders.
A unique horseshoe-shaped radiator shell was split by a vertical center bar. The attractive hood had five sets of vertical louvers. A single belt molding extended entirely around the bodies from the radiator.
All models except the roadster and phaeton, which were built by Stewart, had Fisher bodies. Standard features included a cadet visor, an automatic windshield wiper, and a rearview mirror.
Oakland second edition/1929 Model 212 production (Sept. 24, 1928, to Oct. 9, 1929) totaled 50,693 cars.
ENGINE: L-head six-cylinder. Bore & stroke: 3-3/8 x 4-1/4 in. Displacement: 228 cid. Horsepower: 68 at 3000 rpm. Water-cooled. TECHNICAL: Four-point rubber engine mountings; frame cross members beefed up to accommodate weightier bodies.
CHASSIS: Wheelbase: 117 in. Brakes: Midland Steeldraulic four-wheel brakes. Final gear ratio: From 4.42:1 to 4.73:1.
OPTIONS: Lovejoy shock absorbers. Six wire wheels with wide-faced hubcaps. Chrome-plated sidemount clamps. Tire cover for rear-mounted spare.
HISTORICAL: On Jan. 24, 1929, Oakland chief engineer Ben Anibal filed U.S. patent number 1897783 for his V-design, eight-cylinder engine that would become the 1930-31 Oakland engine. On March 8, 1929, the one-millionth Oakland was built. At the conclusion of 1929, Oakland ranked 21st in industry sales among 33 automakers.
POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
|- 1145 $ (1929) - $27,500 (Las Vegas 2012)||- L-head six-cylinder - 3736 cm3.|
|- Natural||- 68 HP|
|- 3010 kg||- 3 speed Manual|
|-||- 62 mph|
|- Midland Steeldraulic four-wheel brakes.||-|