The body lines of the all-new 1924 Oaklands were generally more rounded than in the past few years. Shorter running boards were seen. The cars had a new L-head engine and were among the first of their price class to feature four-wheel brakes. Duco satín finish proxylin eamel was a major Oakland advance this year. Its factory price was $1,445.
The new nitro-cellulose lacquer cut the time required to paint and dry an Oakland body from 336 hours to 13-1/2 hours. Although this paint was made available in many colors, the 1924 Oaklands that pioneered it carne only in Blue and became known as ‘True Blue Oakland’ models.
Standard equipment included Steel disc wheels, a rear-mounted spare tire carrier, permanent tops, a speedometer, an ammeter, an oil gauge, a windshield cleaner, a cowl ventilator, tools and a jack and roller shades. Sports Touring and Sports Roadster featured bumpers, a motometer with wing cap, windshield wings, a dash gasoline gauge, nickeled lamp rims, a sun visor, and a rearview mirror.
Oakland Model 6-54A model-year production (Aug. 23, 1923, to July 29, 1924) totaled 37,080 cars.
ENGINE: L-head six-cylinder. Bore & stroke: 2-13/16 x 4-3/4 in. 2898 cm3, 55 HP at 2600 rpm. Water-cooled.
TECHNICAL: Automatic spark advance, three-speed selective sliding gear transmission, force-feed lubrication, screw and split-nut steering. Rear wheel drive
CHASSIS: Wheelbase: 113 in., 4-in. tires (Non-Skid tires mounted on rear), semi-elliptic front and rear springs. Four-wheel mechanical brakes.
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POWER - CONTROL - PERFOMANCE
|- 1.445 $. (1924)||- Six-cylinder L-head - 2898 cm3.|
|- Normal||- 55 HP|
|-||- 3 speed Manual|
|-||- 58 mph|
|- Mechanical brakes on all four wheels.||-|
|- Semi-elliptic leaf springs. De Dion axle.|