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1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 324 CI

With an inventory of more than 300 classics.

USD 15,995
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United States NC Charlotte 28269

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1950-69 Post-War


Overview
Color Exterior:   
Color Interior:  
Odometer: 76484 Miles
LHD/RHD LHD
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Convertible: NO
Advert No: 124065



Description:

In the days before muscle cars, Oldsmobiles were some of the hottest cars on the road. This 1955 Olds Super 88 Holiday Coupe was a fantastic performer in 1955, and combined luxury and muscle in a way that still resonates today. A true gentleman''s express, it''s a bright reminder of how horsepower has no fear of time. Restored quite a while ago, this is one of those cars that has been lovingly cared for and used by a single owner for decades. As a result, it''s not perfect but it is well-sorted and ready to rumble at a moment''s notice, and it has that great patina that only time can provide. That''s not to say it''s worn, because it''s quite the opposite, in fact. It looks quite fresh, especially with the bright red and white color scheme, which is this car''s original combination. The Super 88 was beautifully dressed in dramatic lines and the two-tone paint accents the stainless side trim, all of which was recently removed and polished. Other great details include the rocket-like hood ornament, the globe emblem on the hood and trunk, and the jet-exhaust-looking taillight assemblies that definitely reinforce the "Rocket" part of Rocket 88. The spacious red interior offers room for six and a variety of fabrics and materials that give it a highly stylized look. Of course, interior designers had to keep up with the body guys, so flashy two-tone door panels work with the sleek dual cockpit dashboard to create a unique driving environment. The slender steering wheel features another globe emblem in its center, and the symmetry of the instrument panel makes it look like the gauges and passenger trim pieces could be easily swapped for right-hand drive versions (which is true). The gauges all show crisp markings and bright faces, and while the original AM radio is still in the dash, there''s also a hidden Panasonic AM/FM/CD stereo for actual entertainment. The big trunk is notably solid and has a set of matching mats and a full-sized spare just in case. Oldsmobile''s 324 cubic inch V8 wore a 4-barrel carburetor in the Super 88, making it one of the hottest cars on the road. Today 202 horsepower may not be a lot, but remember that the original small block Chevy was only making 150, so the Olds was dazzling on the road. The engine was rebuilt some years ago, but thanks to Oldsmobile''s legendary metallurgy, it runs superbly and pulls the flashy hardtop around with a great V8 rumble from the new exhaust system. A HydraMatic automatic transmission has characteristic firm shifts that feel great, almost like it''s got a shift kit. The car has never had a frame-off restoration, so it''s pretty original underneath, but there''s nothing to get alarmed about beyond some normal surface scale that proves this is a solid southern car. The original wheels and hubcaps are framed by a set of correct 7.10-15 whitewall bias-ply tires that fit and look right. Affordable fun, this Olds represents performance in the days when it was built into every car Oldsmobile built. When everyone else is driving their Shoebox Chevys, you''ll stand out in this Holiday Coupe. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.


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