Exterior Color: Green
Trim: 4 door
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: rwd
Sea Girt, New Jersey, United States
The High bidder never came to pick up the car or pay!! So here it is again... Good luck.. and thanks for looking!
Thanks for looking at my listing... This is a 1950 Oldsmobile rocket 88. I bought it from a gentleman in central Texas about 6 months ago with the hopes of getting her back on the road... I have since run out of time and space to make that happen... I haven't had a chance to give the car a thorough inspection but it is straight and bone dry. I put a new battery in it but could not get the motor to crank... It has oil in the bottom end and isn't leaking. It is missing a few pieces in the engine bay which you can see in the pictures. There are an assortment of parts in the trunk, including the intake manifold, wiper motors, fuel pump, and some other odds and ends... The transmission shifts but without a running motor it is impossible for me to tell you anymore about it. The brake pedal goes to the floor and it is missing a radiator. the side glass is cracked and there is a chip in the windshield. From the pictures you can see what kind of shape the interior and body is in... I have 2 correct Rochester backdraft carburetors to go with it, one is rebuild and ready to go right on. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to get you some answers. I have a clear title for the car.
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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.
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.
Ever since Gran Turismo 4, Jay Leno has had at least one of his cars included in the popular racing simulator (starting with the Tank Car), and more of his machines appears in Gran Turismo 6. They include this nose-heavy, front-wheel-drive V8-powered muscle car. Yes, that aptly describes a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - except Leno's is rear-wheel drive. And it has a Cadillac CTS-V race engine modified to pump out 1,070 horsepower.
For the latest Jay Leno's Garage episode, he takes his real Toronado out for a cruise and then drives the virtual one like he stole it, accruing some body damage along the way. Leno also drives the virtual supercar Mercedes-Benz designed for GT6, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept that debuted at the LA Auto Show, along with the real one, which is a 1:1-scale model. The model is radio-controlled and equipped with a small electric motor, sufficient to move it on and off of auto show floors.
Head below to watch the episode, which includes a few words from GT6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi.