Oldsmobile Eighty-eight Super 88 on 2040-cars
Rochester, New York, United States
BODY HAS NO PATCH PANELS, FLOORS ARE ORIGINAL. CAR IS AS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW! CHROME: ALL CHROME AND STAINLESS WAS REMOVED DURING RESTORATION AND SENT OUT FOR RE-CHROMING. IT CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL! ALL STAINLESS WAS SENT OUT TO RESTO TRIM IN LONG ISLAND, WHERE THEY TOOK OUT ANY IMPERFECTIONS AND POLISHED. ALL NEW CLIPS AND HARDWARE WAS USED TO REINSTALL. MECHANICS: SUPER 88'S CAME WITH A 324 ROCKET MOTOR WITH 202HP MATCHED TO A HYDROMATIC TRANSMISSION. ALL WERE REBUILT USING NEW PARTS FROM FUSICK AUTOMOTIVE. THE ROCHESTER 4 JET CARBURETOR WAS REBUILT ALONG WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE. BRAKES, N.O.S REAR , NEW SHOCKS, BUSHINGS, LEAF SPRINGS, DUEL EXHAUST, THE LIST GOES ON. THIS OLDSMOBILE HAS APPROXIMATELY 1500 MILES ON IT SINCE RESTORED. IT ALSO HAS PS, PB. INTERIOR : THIS INTERIOR IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! IT IS AS ORIGINAL AS IT COMES. ALL MATERIALS WERE RESEARCHED AND PURCHASED THROUGH SMS AUTO FABRICS IN OREGON. DOOR PANELS WERE SENT TO SMS DUE TO THEIR HIGH QUALITY OF ORIGINALITY. SEATS WERE HAND STITCHED USING ORIGINAL PATTERNS AND LEATHER UPPER FRONT SEAT BY MOONLIGHT COACHWORKS OF BOHEMIA, NY. SEAT BELTS WERE INSTALLED FOR SAFETY. ALL WEATHERSTRIPPING REPLACED. EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT FOR CLOCK.( NEVER BOTHERED ME TO BENCH TEST IT). TRUNKS IS ALSO BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED. GLASS: FRONT AND REAR GLASS ORIGINAL AND IN BEAUTIFUL SHAPE. SIDE GLASS ALL NEW USING GREEN FACTORY TINTED. ALL NEW FUZZIES INSTALLED. NEW WIDE WHITEWALL RADIALS WITH FIESTA SPINNER HUBCAPS. UNDERSIDE IS UNDERCOATED BECAUSE I PLANNED ON ENJOYING THIS CAR.
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight for Sale
- 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)
- Oldsmobile eighty eight base sedan 4-door(US $2,000.00)
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Auto blogThu, 09 Oct 2014
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?
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.
You might anticipate an over-40-year-old Oldsmobile to pale in comparison to any modern Ferrari, but this wagon has a ton of secrets under its skin thanks to Lingenfelter. First, it packs a supercharged LS3 V8 with a claimed 650 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox. That big upgrade in power is further helped with air suspension and massive Wilwood disc brakes. The result is nothing short of deafening, with blaring yelps whenever the driver even nudges the accelerator.
The alternative sounds just as good, albeit in very different way. The Ferrari's 6.3-liter V12 pumps out 651 hp and 504 pound-feet with a part-time all-wheel drive system. While the FF lacks a lot of the hauling ability of the Olds, it makes up for the deficit in handling, luxury, and in many eyes, simply by having the famous prancing horse on the grille.
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.