Oldsmobile 88


Car-ID: XT0564
Model, Body type:
Engine Power:
5,213 CCM (169 KW / 230 BHP)
99,000 mls

Vehicle Description

Oldmobile Eighty-Eighty known as “The Rocket Brand” with an airplane as hood ornament
– 230hp from a 5.3 liter V8 engine
– Automatic transmission
– Read mileage of 99,000 mls
– Flashing red-white paint + gray-white leatherette interior
– Professional underbody preservation (dry ice blasting, UBS with Dinitrol, HV with FluidFilm) by a specialist workshop in 07/2013. Photos of condition on CD
– Wiper motor replaced, generator repaired, fuel pump replaced
– Coil springs at the front, leaf springs, rear brackets and bushings, speedometer cable renewed
– Very nice condition with slight traces of use
– German registration + admission as historic vehicle
– Valid technical control (MoT) until 10/2022
Have a relaxed cruise and feel the “American way of life”

As early as 1949, General Motors introduced the 88 vehicle type, known in American parlance as the “Eighty-Eight,” with the Oldsmobile brand. The 88 joined the existing 76 and 98 in the model range and replaced the 78 with its six-cylinder in-line engine. The combination of a high-volume V8 engine and a relatively light, smaller body made the 88 probably the first muscle car. The Rocket 88 in particular contributed to this, winning six of the nine NASCAR races that year and also earning the title “King of NASCAR” as a result. Which also led to an increase in sales. The second generation, from 1954, received extensive changes. The body became longer and lower, the windshield and the rear window were designed as panoramic windows. A new split radiator grille, restyled taillights, a revised rear end and modified side chrome trim were styling highlights. As early as 1950, the manufacturer adopted the rocket on the hood as its brand logo. The 88 name remained with Oldsmobile until almost the end. The 88 was extremely successful in the 1950s. It inspired American musicians Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner to write the RnB song “Rocket 88” as the earliest rock ‘n roll song.

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Grey
  • Leatherette

Exterior Features

  • White

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