For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Grey
Number of Cylinders: Eight
Trim: Stainless Steel
Drive Type: Hydramatic
Sub Model: Eighty Eight
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Blue
Selling at Auction
1950 Oldsmobile "88" Coupe.(SURVIVOR)
This car is a "Survivor", that is a running, driving car which makes it an excellent candidate for a complete restoration, for someone who is looking for such a vehicle to bring it back to a quality show piece, also it would make a high quality Resto-mod.
The body is excellent, with "NO" Rust and "NO" Dents, every piece of trim is on the car, and in very good condition.
The engine is detailed, and includes all New Wiring under the hood, the engine a 1956 - (324 cu/in), has been Re-built & runs very good .
I have gone thru the fuel system & the brakes, within the last month, included in the sale, is all New Flat Glass (Not installed),the floors have been patched, and are very solid.
The car needs a new windshield, complete interior, the bumpers need Re-plating. The inner & outer rockers are solid, as are the door bottoms.
The Wide Whitewall Tires are in very good shape with 60% tread.
I have been involved in 1950 Oldsmobile's for over 30 years, and this is the best Survivor body that I have come across, and if I didn't have one, I would jump right in & restore this one.!!!!!!
If you would like to discuss anything relative to the condition, you can contact Tom at (407) 656 7974.
The price that I am asking represents "LESS" than the true value of a 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe in this condition.
Thank You in advance for your bid!!!
On Sep-24-14 at 19:37:20 PDT, seller added the following information:
Original Oil bath air cleaner is included !!!
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General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," though GM spokesperson Alan Adler tells Autoblog that this issue is not like the infamous Chevy Cobalt ignition switch fiasco.
For the sake of perspective, translated to US population, this total recall figure would equal a car for each resident of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming. Combined. Here's how it all breaks down:
7,610,862 vehicles in North America being recalled for unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 are in the United States.
The folks behind Generation Gap have lost their minds with this latest video. The goal here is to determine the ultimate family cruiser, but the choices are what you would least expect, with a heavily modded 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser going up against a 2012 Ferrari FF.
You might anticipate an over-40-year-old Oldsmobile to pale in comparison to any modern Ferrari, but this wagon has a ton of secrets under its skin thanks to Lingenfelter. First, it packs a supercharged LS3 V8 with a claimed 650 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox. That big upgrade in power is further helped with air suspension and massive Wilwood disc brakes. The result is nothing short of deafening, with blaring yelps whenever the driver even nudges the accelerator.
The alternative sounds just as good, albeit in very different way. The Ferrari's 6.3-liter V12 pumps out 651 hp and 504 pound-feet with a part-time all-wheel drive system. While the FF lacks a lot of the hauling ability of the Olds, it makes up for the deficit in handling, luxury, and in many eyes, simply by having the famous prancing horse on the grille.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. I still like to think we have more fun, too.
My loss in the first round of our This or That series, in which two Autoblog editors pick sides on any given topic and then attempt to explain why the other is completely wrong, didn't stop me from picking another good-natured fight, this time with Senior Editor Seyth Miersma. Last time, our chosen sides were eerily similar in design, albeit quite different in actual execution. This time, our vehicular peculiarities couldn't seemingly fall any further from one another: A 1980 Oldsmobile 442 wouldn't seem to match up in comparison to a 1989 BMW 635CSi.
How did we come up with such disparate contenders? Simple, really. Seyth and I mutually agreed to choose a car that's currently for sale online. It had to be built and sold in the 1980s, and it had to be a coupe. The price cap was set at $10,000. The fruits of our searching labors will henceforth be disputed, with Seyth on the side of the Germans, and myself arguing in favor of the Rocket Olds. Am I setting myself up for another lopsided loss?