<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662

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Lot 228
1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible

US$ 65,000 - 85,000
£ 54,000 - 70,000
Amended
1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Chassis no. 569L9662

324ci V8 Engine
240bhp at 3,200rpm
4-Speed Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Oldsmobile's Glamorous Top-of-the-Line Model for '56
*Striking Color Combination, Presence and Presentation
*Renowned "Rocket" V-8 Engine/Hydra-Matic Powertrain
*Well-Equipped with Power Features and 'Wonderbar' Radio


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

By the late 1940s, as buyers began demanding more comfort, power, and style than ever before, Oldsmobile was among the first marques to respond with a refreshing break from the past with its new-for-1948 "Futuramic" 98 series. Next, Oldsmobile launched the first great American horsepower race with the 1949 release of its all-new and powerful overhead-valve "Rocket" V-8 engine. The new V-8 Oldsmobiles delivered outstanding performance on the street and the wildly popular AAA and NASCAR stock-car racing circuits, even influencing popular culture as the subject of arguably the first rock 'n roll song ever, "Rocket 88" by Ike Turner and his Rhythm Kings.

Styling was not overlooked as the 1950s advanced, with many leading-edge design elements of the 1953 Fiesta and Starfire GM Motorama concept cars soon gracing the production models. Conferring a glamorous aura, the Oldsmobiles of the mid-1950s most importantly drew record numbers of buyers to dealer showrooms. For 1956, Oldsmobile's winning styling formula continued to follow the basic principles laid down in the last major redesign of 1954, including chic wraparound windshield and rear-window treatments. The rapidly developing "Rocket" V-8 now displaced 324 cubic inches and delivered a stout 240 horsepower for the Super 88 and 98 models, with GM's renowned Hydra-Matic automatic transmission now standard equipment.
While the entire Oldsmobile line offered many standard features not available with some competing makes, the top-of-the-line 98 series raised the bar even higher with a padded dash, electric clock, power steering, windshield washers, and a Deluxe steering wheel, plus courtesy and back-up lights. In particular, Oldsmobile's trendsetting Super 88 and 98 lines offered upscale exterior trim and fashionable two-tone paint finishes befitting their status as Oldsmobile's best-sellers for 1956.

Featuring distinctive Tropical Green Iridescent and Alcan White two-tone paint over matching two-tone upholstery, this 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible is a captivating example, nicely complemented by a power-operated white convertible top. Having traveled only 57,672 original miles at the time of cataloguing, this dashing Oldsmobile is further accented by iconic "spinner" hubcaps and period style wide whitewall tires. Desirable additional features include power-assisted brakes, a power front seat, power steering and power windows, a padded dash, clock and 'Wonderbar' signal-seeking AM radio. Far less commonly seen than its counterparts from Chevrolet and Ford, this 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible will provide both a wonderful touring experience and serve as a standout wherever it appears.

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<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
<b>1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 569L9662
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