1955 Oldsmobile Super 88

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1955
Mileage 74142
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Oldsmobile
Model Super 88

Super 88 1955

Title Status --
Exterior Color Black
Interior Color Black


With a great color combo, drop-top rarity, and Rocket V8 power, this 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible has a terrific appeal that's as clear as black and white, literally!

The two-tone black and white paint conveys an elegance that you want from an Oldsmobile. There was an investment in a high-contrast and high-gloss application that loves to show off the straight sheetmetal with a premium flair. And the way the trim line cuts through the door line to provide a separation for these colors really gives this the look of an upper-class classic. More of this stylishness is seen on the brightwork, like the jet-inspired hood ornament, Oldsmobile's "Rocket Round the World" logos, rear bumper upgraded with continental kit, and the front chrome bumper that fits the contours of the car while encapsulating the grille. This one really has a great sense of vintage chic, right down to details. We especially like how the Oldsmobile lettering seems to almost hover over the front in big block script is like of the Hollywood sign... and it's another reminder that this car is a star.

The white convertible top fits with the color theme, and with the flip of a switch, it powers down to reveal even more great black and white coordination on the interior. The overall look of this one is a car out to be vintage and stylish, but never wants to be the kind of car you are afraid to let everyone hop in and enjoy the experience with you. That's why two rows of leather seats give family and friends plenty of space to spread out. The '50s were all about big style and symmetry, and you see that everywhere from the dual-spoke steering wheel, to the bright trim on the dash. The full presentation is very complete and preserved, right down to the working AM radio.

The Olds OHV Rocket V8 is an important motor, because it really helped ignite a power frenzy in the 1950s. This 324 cubic-inch powerhouse with four-barrel carburetor on top looks like they spent plenty making it appear like a time capsule, right down to the bold green block. And we know you love how the brightly painted valve covers announce the motor. While the setup has the right pieces in place for classic looks, it has also been enhanced to be a better driver. For example, you have a 12 volt electrical system, which helps run the upgraded LED headlights (the originals come with the sale, too.) That way you can easily get up before dawn to be first at the car show. The consignor says the V8 was rebuilt, and the way it fires up and runs reaffirms an investment in quality. And it's paired with a smooth-shifting three-speed manual transmission. Plus, you have great cruising features, like power steering, and a modern tread behind the classic-looking whitewalls.

The sale comes with build receipts, maintenance records, and plenty of awards that this convertible has already won. There were only about 9,000 of these '55 Super 88 convertibles built over 65 years ago, and so you can imagine how few are left today with this much distinction. Don't let this classic Olds drop-top slip away, call today!


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