1957 Oldsmobile Eighty-eight Super 88 on 2040-cars
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
CONDITION: Paint is excellent, very glossy and needs nothing. Chrome could be original and quite frankly looks new with the exception of one corner of the front bumper where the copper coating is showing, but now scratches, and you really don't notice the copper. The interior is original and is in excellent condition, including the carpet--virtually no wear, no rips or tears--really quite amazing. The trunk is all original and looks near, except for the obvious aging of the trunk cover. The engine compartment is detailed and clean. The undercarriage is very nice.
MECHANICAL: Needs nothing!! The car drives just like it did when it was new(actually better with the radial tires). The engine is strong with plenty of torque. You can drive it with one finger because of the Power steering and the Power Brakes work as they should. The Vintage, under the dash A/C is ice cold. All instrumentation works; however the speedometer registers approximately 10 mph too slow. I think this is due to the 15" wheels instead of the normal 14". You can cruise at interstate speed in this car all day with confidence. In addition to the A/C, dual fans were added for cooling in the engine compartment.
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight for Sale
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight super 88(US $14,000.00)
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight 2-door convertible royale(US $2,000.00)
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight rocket 88(US $16,000.00)
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight jetstar 88 2 door hardtop(US $3,000.00)
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight 2 door 88(US $3,000.00)
- Oldsmobile eighty-eight delta 88 convertible(US $2,000.00)
Auto Services in South Carolina
Winn`s Collision Center ★★★★★
Watson Imports ★★★★★
Vintage Auto ★★★★★
Tire Kingdom ★★★★★
Tim`s Body Shop ★★★★★
Auto blogWed, 18 Jun 2014
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.
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.
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.
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?