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1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible–A Purist’s Dream!! Everything on this car is to correct Super 88 standards. Body-off the frame restored 20 years ago to its factory delivered specification, including a perfectly duplicated interior right down to the stitching & the correct cut-away rear bumper with exhaust splitters. As they say…”It’s in the details”! Driven 1,400 miles in the 2010 inaugural “NW Passage” Vintage Rallye from Coeur d’Alene to Banff. Meticulously maintained for Show & Go.
A dry, Pacific NW car from new with documentation dating to the1960’s. Finished in its factory delivered colors of Festival Red w/Alcan White exterior and color coordinated red & white interior and white convertible top, it has Power Steering & Brakes, Power Top, and Power Seat. It has its original 1956 convertible top boot that came with the car when new, which is in fantastic condition. The 324 c.i. motor was rebuilt 2,000 miles ago from a bare, magna-fluxed OEM matching numbered block. It sports five P225/75 R15 Goodyear 3″ wide whitewall radial tires on the original painted steel wheels with the OEM one-year-only Fiesta “spinner hubcaps”.
Durings its body off restoration all the chrome was replated and the stainless trim polished. At the same time all cosmetics and mechanicals were renewed as you might expect, including a new top & motor, all new rubber gaskets for the doors-trunk-convertible top rails & weatherstrips; new brakes, exhaust, generator, fuel pump, shocks & suspension components. The signal seeking original Wonderbar AM radio with foot-pedal station select switch was rebuilt. The fuel tank was removed and restored.
Everything on this car works, including the Heater/Defroster & Fan, the Vent Pulls, the Directionals, Wipers, Horn, Clock, Speedometer & Odometer, and the Lites (including the dash Hi Beam & Cold Engine lights, the Dash Ashtray lights, the Trunk, and the Rear Passenger Courtesy lights).
This is the nicest 56 Olds Super 88 convertible you’re likely to find if what you are seeking is a correct in appearance, totally useable example. The gentleman who restored this told me it was in amazingly well preserved condition when he acquired it and had virtually no metal issues, having been in long-term storage when he got it out of its storage shed. The frame and underbody are magnificent, and the panel fit & smoothness are remarkable. I’ve had it for 10 years and put nearly 10,000 miles on it, using it in our annual July 4th Parade where it always “strikes up the band”.
Offered at $69,950 or Best Offer