1955 Oldsmobile 88

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Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Gray
Number of Cylinders:8
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This1955 Oldsmobile 2 door hardtop that has just had a fresh restoration.With fantastic two tone brown and coral combination makes this carreally stand out. Vin#558m598559 with 19212 miles showing. Defroster,radio, heater ,automatic and new radials. Drive this to your next carshow to turn heads.
Theywere some of the most desirable hardtop models of the 1950s, withbrawny styling and a distinctively fashioned side trim in the shape of aknife that separated the exterior's front and rear with a strikingtwo-tone color scheme. If ever a car stood out among the masses with anidentifying appeal, the 1955 Oldsmobile was it.
Basedupon the re-engineered body platform that was introduced in 1955 andlasted through the 1956 model run, these cars were hugely successful forOldsmobile. The main exterior difference among them was the frontgrille and bumper assembly, most notably the side molding design thatchanged from year to year.
Therewere several different trim levels and body styles between the 88 and98 series, with approximately 38,363 two-door hardtops built in the moreupscale 98 series alone for the 1955 model year. In keeping withOldsmobile's tradition that started with the 98 series of 1949, allhardtop models were called Holidays. Model year 1955 was also the firstyear for General Motors' four-door hardtop style, with Buick introducingits handsome Riviera just two days before Oldsmobile introduced itsfour-door hardtop.
Asidefrom the better-appointed trim and upholstery, and a few other notableoptions like a deluxe steering wheel, electric clock, foam rubber seatcushions and stainless-steel wheel covers, the main difference betweenthe two model lines was the length of their wheelbases. The 88 modelshad a 122-inch wheelbase while the more luxurious 98 series wasstretched to 126 inches. Those four extra inches in length gave the 98models a smoother, more compliant ride, which was expected by thatmodel's more affluent buyers.
Withits weight at a stout 3,805 pounds, the performance was morerespectable than earth shattering. But with 332-lbs.ft. of torque ontap, and coming in at just 2,400 RPM at its peak, taking off from astandstill--quickly--was never a problem. Under the 98's hood residedthe much-admired 324-cu.in. "Rocket" V-8. Equipped with hydrauliclifters for quiet operation, an 8.5:1 compression ratio and a Rochester4GC Quadrajet carburetor, it developed 202hp at 4,000 RPM. Like mostmodels, our feature car is fitted with a four-speed Hydra-Maticautomatic transmission for smooth self-shifting. When you put thecolumn-mounted shifter into "S" mode--which stood for "Super"--itimproved performance by preventing the transmission from shifting intofourth gear.

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