The Olds' Eighty-Eight was the marque's full-size car, and it ran and ran. From 1949 to 1999, in fact, across ten generations. From its inception, the Oldsmobile 88 was also a strong contender in NASCAR. This 1955 Oldsmobile 88 2-Door Coupe hails from the second generation of the nameplate. The second generation saw a longer wheelbase and was offered as a 2-door coupe, 2-door Holiday hardtop, 4-door Holiday hardtop, 4-door sedan, and a 4-door station wagon. With just 85,000 miles on the clock, this car is also a restomod. Let's dive into the details and see why you should seriously consider this Olds'.
Sporting a reportedly three-year-old red paint job, this 1955 Oldsmobile 88 2-Door Coupe looks fresh and neat with its contrasting white roof, chrome bumpers, and rolls on tires that are reportedly just two years old. The first hints of restomod are the ride height which has been lowered by 4 inches. Inside, you'll find a lovely period beige interior with two bench seats that sport lap belts. The current owner reports that all the dash gauges were rebuilt and are functional. While there's no AC or radio, there's nothing to stop you from installing them by yourself. In the meantime, you can appreciate the lovely art-deco style details on the dash, including the chrome embellishing. Cast your eyes downwards, and you'll see an aftermarket console with two cupholders. The current owner also tells us that the car was recarpeted at the time of purchase.
Under the skin of this 1955 Oldsmobile 88 2-Door Coupe is where you'll find the most enhancements. For starters, there's a 327ci V8 from a Z28 with a 4-bolt main that should offer a healthy power increase over the stock 324ci V8 that the car originally came with. This enhanced engine also sports an Edelbrock air cleaner and Edelbrock headers and drives the rear wheels via a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. There's a new wiring harness, power steering, and power brakes as well. Finally, the current owner reports the suspension has been rebuilt as well, resulting in a car that's bound to give you years of thrilling yet trouble-free driving.
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