1956 Oldsmobile 88 2 Door on 2040-cars
Palm Desert, California, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 88 Base Model
Options: Factory Heater Delete
Drive Type: rear wheel
Exterior Color: White
Number of Doors: 2
Interior Color: Green
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
This car has a transmission issue, it does not shift into 3rd gear( the transmission is very quiet and smooth, problem is not catastrophic). It has a few other small items that could be addressed before making it a daily driver. So, if I haven't scared you off please read on as this is a really neat car. Originally ordered, heater delete, and purchased from Shephred Cadillac/Oldsmobile of Oakland in July of 1956 by Mrs. Joe Edy. Car has been in California its entire life and is rust free. The mileage shown is original. As with any 57 year old car it has some paint chips and a few small dents. I hear it's called patina in some collector circles. The skirts are aftermarket and the tires are new Hankook. Engine runs smooth and strong with heads being updated for unleaded fuel. With power steering it drives nice and goes down the road straight. I've owned the car for almost 9 years and have only put about 50 miles on it (back and forth to a car show once a year about 2 miles away). I hate to sell it but some of our collection has to go and this being one. Thanks for taking the time to look. If I can answer any questions or offer any more information please fell free to call. Doug 909 957 1117.
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST
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.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:45:00 EST
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 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.
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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?
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.