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1956 Oldsmobile 88 2 Door on 2040-cars

Year:1956 Mileage:76731 Color: White /
 Green
Location:

Palm Desert, California, United States

Palm Desert, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:324 ci
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
Make: Oldsmobile
Number of Cylinders: 8
Model: Eighty-Eight
Year: 1956
Trim: 88 Base Model
Options: Factory Heater Delete
Drive Type: rear wheel
Mileage: 76,731
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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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:33:00 EST

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.

GM recalling 8.4M cars, 8.2M related to ignition problems

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 EST

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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:
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eBay Find of the Day: 1976 GMC Motorhome is a jolly green giant

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:01:00 EST

If you have a need to relive the 1970s, then here is the vehicle for you. This groovy blast from the past is a 1976 GMC Motorhome currently for auction in Florida on eBay Motors, and it is one green machine - just not in the modern sense.
The seller claims that this beast has had just two owners and has covered a mere 61,308 miles in its decades on the road. It's reportedly never been restored or repainted and comes with all of the necessary books and manuals. A 7.5-liter (455-cubic-inch) Oldsmobile V8 with a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission powering the front wheels propels this far-out RV, and the double set of rear wheels out back use a self-leveling air suspension to provide a cushy ride.
The purported low miles and good condition really make this GMC a stand out, though. The exterior combination of lime stripes and beige with just a touch of green is like nothing else on the road today. Plus, the polished bumpers and wheels make it all pop. Inside, it's even better with monochromatic green upholstery and shag carpet. It features everything you'd ever need on a long trip, including a bathroom, kitchenette and lots of seating. The only hint of modernization is an HD TV next to the stove, but its size is a perfect fit for the hole there.