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1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-eight Survivor Car - Running And Driving! on 2040-cars

Year:1955 Mileage:106811 Color: /interior trim pieces

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

1955 Oldsmobile Super Eighty-Eight Survivor

VIN: 558T7876


                        Year: 1955

                        Division: Oldsmobile

                        Series: Super Eighty-Eight

                        Build Plant: Arlington, Texas

                        Serial #: 7876

324 (5.3L) “Rocket” V8 Engine

Four Wheel Drum Brakes

Power Steering

Power Assist Brakes

Hydra-matic (Automatic) Transmission

Vehicle is running well, shifting and stops correctly

Very little rust

Body is very strait with door gaps aligned

Vehicle has been painted once a long time ago

Odometer Reads 06811 but we believe odometer has turned over once

All ORIGINAL exterior/interior trim pieces, moldings, handles, etc. included

Washington State vehicle with documentation from original owner

Original Owner’s Manual

Original Hub Caps

Original Emblems

Various mechanical parts replaced recently including (Total Spent $3400):


            Fuel Pump

            Fuel Filter

Spark Plugs

            Repair Fuel Lines

            Ignition Coils, Contact and Condenser

            Distributor Cap and Rotor

            Engine Cooling Hoses


            Rear Brake Shoes and Hardware

            Rear Wheel Cylinders

            Repair Carburetor

Four New Hancook Tires

Reupholstered Front Seat

Re-Keyed Doors, Trunk and Ignition

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:58:00 EST

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.
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