The Oldsmobile 88 is the automaker’s full-size sedan that ran for a full fifty yuears between 1949 and 1999, across ten generations. Oldsmobile, a marque of General Motors was created in 1897 by R. E. Olds, and sold over 35 million vehicles before being shut down by GM in 2004, as one of the world’s oldest automotive marques, as well as the oldest American one. This 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Custom 1 of 1 is special, as it was customized for YAHOO in 2004 by Hot Rods & Custom Stuff in Escondido, California. Up for grabs with just 61,000 miles on the odometer, it’s said to have been featured in the 2004 SEMA show, and has won numerous awards at shows across Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and California. It’s also reported to have been featured at OLDSMAR 2012, the day celebrating the Founder of Oldsmobile, Mr. R. E. Olds. If you’re looking for a custom car that’s only one of its kind, here’s a nice candidate as there’s no other 88 like it.
Hailing from the fifth generation which ran between 1961 and 1964, this 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Custom 1 of 1 wears a distinctive Passion Purple paint job. It’s got a silver mini flake top, and the chrome is said to have been re-plated, and the stainless steel trim has been polished. This eye-catching car rolls on a set of equally eye-catching Budnik wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires, giving it a lovely retromod look. You’ll find a YAHOO badge on the trunk lid as well. Venture aboard and you are greeted by an interior that features a nice confluence of retro and modern. The original dash and seats are present in their gray and white color theme, existing in harmony with a modern infotainment system that’s the work of Haas Electronics from Culver City. Are you ready? It starts with a Kenwood head unit with fold-away touch screen that’s installed in a custom console. The touch screen operates the DVD player, navigation system, SiriusXM radio, 10-disc CD changer and is iPod compatible too. There are no less than 8 interior speakers, and upon popping the fully detailed trunk, you’ll find 3 subwoofers, 10-disc CD changer, navigation system equipment, amplifiers, and a PlayStation II with wireless controllers.
This 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Custom 1 of 1 retains its V8 engine which is said to have received a complete rebuild in 2012. A four-row radiator with dual Spal fans ensures that it runs cool, while the charging system has received a significant upgrade with a 140-ampere Powermaster alternator in place. An AGR Billet steering box has been installed as well, for a steering system upgrade. Pop the engine bay and you are greeted to chrome paint and stainless fasteners as part of the look.
MY: 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Car was customized for YAHOO in 2004 by Hot Rods & Custom Stuff of Escondido, Ca. Silver Mini Flake Top Re-plated Chrome Polished Stainless Trim Custom Console w/ Kenwood touch screen audio & video control A/V system installed by Haas Electronics of Culver City, Ca. Touch screen operates DVD player, Navigation system, Sirius Satellite Radio, ten disc CD changer and is iPod compatible. 8 Interior Speakers 3 Trunk Mounted Sub-woofers Trunk is fully detailed and contains the 10 disc CD changer, the navigation system, two amplifiers and a play station II with wireless remotes. Lowered Suspension System Steering upgraded with an AGR Billet Cruiser steering box Charging system includes a 140 amp Powermaster alternator Cooling is handled by a four row radiator and dual Spal fans Yokohama tires on Budnik wheels Engine completely rebuilt in 2012 Under Hood Detail: Chrome Paint and Stainless Fasteners The car was in the 2004 SEMA show and has won numerous awards at car shows in Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and California The car was featured in the 2012 OLDSMAR, Florida OLDSMAR DAYS Celebrating R. E Olds. (Mr. Oldsmobile)
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