Oldsmobile Rocket 88

Year1950
Body StyleSedan
Engine303 CU”
ConfigurationLHD
Mileage54,436
LocationUK
Price£24,995

The History

Introduced in 1949, the full-size Oldsmobile 88 was produced until 1999 and became the top-selling line for twenty-four years. Produced in Wentzville, Missouri, and both Flint and Lake Orion, Michigan, the Oldsmobile Eighty Eight was a representation of an image. Especially during the beginning three years, the Oldsmobile 88 was one of the best performing automobiles. This was most likely due to its small size, along with the lightweight and advanced over-head valve high-compression V8 engines. This engine was originally intended for the larger, more luxurious 98 series.

Named to complement the already existing 76 and 98 series, the 88 which was considered to be the grandaddy of musclecars of the 1960s was first introduced in 1949, and utilized the 76’s platform with a newly added large and powerful Rocket V8 engine. Popular duriing its time, the Eighty Eight inspired a popular song ‘Rocket 88’ and a popular 1950’s slogan, ‘Make a Date with a Rocket 88’. The rocket was eventually adoped as the Oldmsobile logo during the 1960’s, though the 88 name continued to remain in the lineup until the late 1990’s.

This car has been beautifully restored with upgraded performance and subtle custom touches.

It has been fitted with a 1955 Oldsmobile Rocket engine cammed to 300bhp and fitted with a four barrel Edlebrock  carburator.

It has full Air conditioning tastefully retro-fitted and  stylish Cadilac hubcaps

Four speed auto transmission.