Ordered from Olympic Oldsmobile in Chicago on October 1, 1969, Mr. Vilinis “Vil” Gaganis optioned this car with the G80 performance axle package, heavy-duty radiator, the M21 close-ratio 4-speed, the W-30 package and Twilight Blue paint over matching vinyl interior.
Gaganis took meticulous care of his Olds, driving it about 75,000 miles in total. In 1998, he sold it to James Voight. During Voight’s tenure, the engine was rebuilt and fitted with hardened valve seats. From there, the car moved to the Wisconsin collection of well-known muscle car enthusiast Colin Comer. Comer reported the car to be “the finest original W-30 I have ever seen.” The car later came west to the Calabasas, CA, collection of Vic Preisler before being acquired by the studious Texas collector Jim Fasnacht. It was driven fewer than 500 miles during Fasnacht’s ownership. The present vendor acquired the car in November 2016.
The paint is understood to be largely that which was applied at the factory, and the interior has also remained largely untouched. The numbers-matching engine sits under the hood. It has covered only 6,000 additional miles since coming out of the care of its original owner.