SUPER HONEST 88, FACTORY COLORS, 324 V8, HYDRAMATIC, BEAUTIFUL PAINT & INTERIOR
Olds has always been a trendsetter. The OHV Rocket V8 engine was in its the beginning, and it launched a performance revolution that we're still talking about today. So this 1956 Oldsmobile 88 was delivering big torque with a healthy dose of luxury to match - creating a unique niche in the GM hierarchy.
The factory-correct Shantung Beige and Terra Cotta Red instantly conveys the elegance that you want from an Oldsmobile. This is a very intricate two-tone layout, so we are happy to see someone properly invest in a high quality respray that took the time to get it right. The result is the kind of gloss and shine that makes you fondly remember the '50s. All the sheetmetal appears correct, and it gives that famous kick-up in the rear fender to create the tailfin. All the brightwork is complete – from the re-dipped chrome bumpers to the intricate sweeping line in the profile. Even great details like the globe hood emblem, rear fender skirts, and notched taillights remain. And it's all finished off with whitewall tires and factory wheel covers with color-matched steelies to showcase the car's full color and chrome style.
Inside, there's plenty of room for family and friends, and the tan seats with textured tan cloth inserts are sure to keep them all comfortable. Plus, the condition on these and the coordinating door panels, carpeting, and dash have the feeling of fresh investment to make this one feel like a time machine. Heck, even the AM radio is still working! The Olds globe steering wheel is thin and has that kind of instant sense of grip that we seemed to have lost over the years. As you gaze over all that's in front of you, the bright elements on the wheel, speedometer, heater controls, and so much more just seems to remind you of the style priority that was in the '50s.
Oldsmobile's famous Rocket V8 lives under the hood. It has a terrifically honest presentation, right down to the oil bath air cleaner. And we know you'll love pointing to that "Rocket" proclamation on the bright blue valve covers. The 324 cubic-inch V8 has a broad torque curve that is well-matched with the Hydramatic automatic transmission, and the dual exhaust gives it a confident sound. And GM's B-bodies just seem to be some of the best at floating down the road.
Compete with owner's manual, this is the kind of detailed classic where even the trunk looks amazingly correct. And at an affordable price like this, you know it's going to leave us quickly. So don't miss out, call today!
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
- AM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Shantung Beige
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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