Everybody Loves This Rocket 88! Stunning Car! Over 100 Trophies in 10 Years!
For 1949, the Oldsmobile's Futuramic wide-line body style, which appeared the previous year on the top-of-the-line 98, was extended across the model range. The design was Oldsmobile's first post WWII design, with flow-through fenders crowned by high-set headlights. Of course, the big news was the new “Rocket” 88 OHV V-8 engine, which displaced 303 cid and developed 135 hp. At the last minute a new 88 series was introduced, using the new V-8 in the small 70 Series body. The result was electrifying for the day, with 0-60 mph in 12.2 seconds and a 19.9 second quarter mile. The Oldsmobile 88 is a durable benchmark for early 1950s motoring, with a reliable and powerful powerplant. 1953 also introduced the 12v system!
Stand out from the crowd with this stunning 1953 Olds 88 Sedan! Beautiful paint, chrome and brightwork! Like new Coker wide whites! Optional hubcaps restored to new condition. All glass very nice. Interior completely restored including upholstery, door panels, carpet and headliner. Under the hood is an upgraded Olds 324cid from a 1955 donor - rebuilt but mileage unknown. Detailed and clean under the hood and under the car. Dual exhaust with a nice rumble. New shocks and rear springs. Loaded with extra goodies like sunvisor, skirts, traffic light viewer, both side mirrors, window visors, exhaust deflectors, optional wire caps and more. All receipts from mid 90's to today included. Many new or oem parts, including starter and generator in 2020. Replica battery new in 2019. Has electric fuel pump but not needed, new mechanical fuel pump in 2019. Pertronix ignition. Restored in the late 90's and owned by the current owner for 13 years, scoring over 100 car show trophies during that time! Quite possibly the nicest example of a '53 Olds 88 on the market today, don't delay! Financing/Shipping available and we sell worldwide!