<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976

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Lot 330¤
1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe

US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£ 12,000 - 15,000
To be sold without reserve
Withdrawn
1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe
Chassis no. 548K23976

324ci Overhead Valve V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
185bhp
4-Speed Hydra-Matic Transmission
Independent Front with Live Rear Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Performance Super specification
*Classic Space Age styling
*A solid starting point for a restoration
*Wonderful Green/White color scheme


THE OLDSMOBILE 88

Having survived the economic turmoil of the early 1930s, Oldsmobile had established itself as purveyor of worthy, if unspectacular, transportation by the time America entered WW2. The company faced the post-war world with essentially 1942 models, but in 1948 came up with something that would dramatically change its image: the 'Futuramic'-styled Ninety-Eight. When the new Rocket 88 overhead-valve V8 engine arrived the following year, the stage was set for a sales renaissance. Displacing 303.7ci (5.0 litres) the all-new powerplant went into the top-of-the-range Ninety-Eight and, in true American hot-rodding tradition, was combined with the Seventy-Six's lightweight six-cylinder chassis to produce the legendary Eighty-Eight, one of the hottest performers of its day. The firm had introduced one of the first practical fully-automatic transmissions – the Hydra-Matic – back in 1940 which, combined with the new V8 engine, gave Oldsmobile a package that was the envy of its rivals. The middle-ranking Super Eighty-Eight was a new introduction for 1951, by which time the Rocket V8 engine was standard equipment in all Oldsmobiles. 1954 would see the introduction of the new longer and lower body style with front and back wrap around windows.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A wonderful opportunity to bring a piece of 50s iron back to its former glory, this Super 88 Coupe has remained largely intact over the years. Its interior possesses an inviting level of wear, and even retains a collection of oil change stickers from its hay day on the A-pillars. The dashboard appears to be largely complete with the multitude of its componentry present. The exterior wears an honest amount of fade given its age, with some surface corrosion visible in spots. Under the hood, the venerable Rocket V8 lays in situ with its Super-spec 4-Barrel sitting atop the intake manifold.

With some time and effort, this Olds will surely be a fine boulevard cruiser.

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<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
<b>1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 548K23976
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