1958 Olds Dynamic 88: Black Beauty

1958 Olds Dynamic 88

This big black beauty looks like it might have inspired the Batmobile! It’s complete, and only has 70,000 miles on it, but is it worth restoring? It could make a cool ride the way it is, as it already runs and drives. It needs interior work, no doubt, and some mechanical freshening. If the rust isn’t too bad it could be worth reviving. The asking price is only $2,500 and it’s listed here on craigslist in Templeton, Massachusetts. Is there a second life for this old four door beast?


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  1. Rick

    It appears solid from the few photos. Looks like maybe the suspension could be a problem on the passenger side, which could indicate a crash, which could….well you get the idea. That classy mid to late 50s GM look. I like it.

  2. Mike H. Mike H.

    Not to be argumentative, but I believe you’d have that first comment backwards. The Batmobile was built off the 1955 Lincoln Futura show car, which predates this one by (3) years. It seems that perhaps Oldsmobile was stealing styling cues from Batman (or Bill Schmidt and John Najjar Ferzely?)

  3. Howard A Member

    Absolutely worth saving. 1958 was a slow year for cars, and not many of these were sold,( relatively speaking) so to find one now in this shape is pretty rare. Without any interior pics, we can use our imagination what that looks like, but still, a really neat, one year model, with really cool late 50’s GM styling.

  4. Ed P

    Harley Earl did not miss any places to put chrome on this one.

  5. William H

    I’d take this car on as a project in a heartbeat. I love the ’58 model year across pretty much every manufacturer. IMHO they were much more stylish than the previous or later years. i had a big ol’ ’58 4-door Caddy that I wish I’d never sold. Of all the cars I’ve owned over the years I think the Caddy was the one I regretted letting go the most.

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