1955 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Hardtop Coupe
Up for bid is a 1955 Oldsmobile 88 Hardtop. I have owned this vehicle for 3 years now and have done many upgrades to the vehicle. It started out in need of a new paint job and interior. The only rust in the car was a small spot on the passenger rocker panel. Floors are solid as well as the entire undercarriage. This car came out of Texas. After the body was ready it was painted a dark maroon and pearl white two tone. The glass does not show signs of delamination or fog, but the windsheild does have one crack across the drivers side, and the passenger side glass is cracked, both of which are reproduced. All the trim is there and is in driver quality. All lights work as they should. The original radio is in place, but a aftermarket CD player is mounted in the glovebox. The interior was completely redone. Sound deadner is under the entire floor as well as doors. Seats are out of a 63 Impala. Paded dash is original. Seats were completely redone with new foam, and covered in a tan vinyl with white pleated inserts. Trunk houses the air tank, compressor and valves for the airride. The Oldsmobile still gets its power from the original 324 Rocket engine, which is mated to a more modern 700R4 transmission. Power steering works like a new car. Brakes were updated with a newer mastercylinder, replacing the treadel-vac system. The front suspension is still the original, but the coils were replaced with airbags. Out back the leaf springs were replaced with truck-arms, panhard bar and airbags. Cruises easily down the highway with the overdrive transmission. I have enjoyed owning this vehicle, but can only have so many. This is not a show car, but rather a cruiser to take to car-shows and enjoy driving. Other notable things that have been done are a new electric Holley fuel pump, new fuel sender in tank, new battery, newer four-barrel carb, fuel regulator, Speedometer and gauges repaired and work, 12 volt replacing 6 volt. It needs the steering wheel painted, and could use a center console to hide the driveshaft tunnel. This is a prefect vehicle for someone wanting to get into a vintage vehicle at a reasonable price. Im sure there are things I forgot to mention, if you have any questions, please call me at (515)-851-2451.
This vehicle is being sold in “as is” condition. The description is for information only and does not constitute any type of warranty. You are encouraged and welcome to inspect the car or arrange for an on-site third party inspection before you bid.
Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup and/or shipping and any costs involved. Seller is not responsible for any damage incurred during vehicle transportation.
A deposit of $1000 is due within 2 days of auction end. Payment methods are Cash, Paypal, or certified check. This deposit does not provide you with a chance to inspect to decide if you want to buy the vehicle.
Balance is due within 7 days of auction close. For the balance due, we will only accept cash ON DELIVERY (in person) or a certified check. Vehicle and title will not be released until funds clear.
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Head below to watch the episode, which includes a few words from GT6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi.