Super 88

Super Survivor: 1960 Oldsmobile 88

Mr. and Mrs. T., that’s who I think of every time I spot a 1960 Oldsmobile Super 88. They were an older, childless couple who lived across the street from me from my earliest years, up through the conclusion… more»

Nicest One Left? 1953 Oldsmobile Super 88

When you compare it to how muscle cars were evolving during the following decade, this 1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 doesn’t really look all that muscular on the outside, but when Olds introduced the 88 in 1949 a nice surprise… more»

371 Tri-Power Project: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Fiesta Wagon

The idea of a muscle Wagon must have seemed like an oxymoron to some potential buyers in the 1950s, but Oldsmobile gave the concept a fair shake with the 1957 Super 88 Fiesta Wagon. The standard 371ci V8 under… more»

Package Deal: 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Drag Car

Here’s an exciting project pair. Both cars are 1955 Oldsmobiles. One is a non-running Super 88 and was a drag strip car in a former life. The other is a running, “regular” 88 that might have an interesting future… more»

Dirt Floor Barn Find: 1961 Oldsmobile Super 88

The 88 (also Eighty Eight) was Oldsmobile’s “bread ‘n butter” car between 1949 and the rest of the 20th Century. It was both an entry- and mid-level product leading up to top-of-the-line 98. The cars were redesigned in 1961… more»

Tri-Power V8 Project: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88

This 1957 Olds Super 88 is a rusty project car that has one feature that may make an expensive restoration viable. It has the rare triple carburetor set-up (called the J-2) that was installed at the factory in only… more»

56 Years In Hiding: 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88

The Oldsmobile Super 88 was a combination of the 88 and 98 series. It shared its wheelbase, length, and platform with the entry-level 88 but had the engine specifications of the 98 (also spelled out Eighty-Eight and Ninety-Eight). If… more»

Classy Chassis: 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday

In 1956, Oldsmobile offered at least a dozen iterations of two basic cars: the 98 and the 88. Wheelbase differentiated the 98 from the 88 – the 98 was four inches longer. Once you decided between those two –… more»

Original 371 Tri-Power: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop

Oldsmobile introduced the Third Generation of its 88 model in 1957, but it remained in production for two years. The mid-range offering was the Super 88, which sold in numbers that must have pleased management. If buyers wanted performance… more»

Original Tri-Power: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop

I have previously posed the question of whether there is any such thing as automotive perfection, and the subject generally sparks a spirited debate. I may have to repeat the performance with this 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop… more»

All-Original J2 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88

It’s debatable, but generally agreed upon that the first American muscle car was the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. Relatively small, attainable, and powerful for its time, it was influential enough to inspire an entirely new genre of music, and… more»

Tri-Power Treat: 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

The owner of this 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible claims that it is 1-of-16 that remain in existence from that model year. It appears that he has documentary evidence to back this claim. It presents well as an original… more»

371 Tri-Power: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Survivor

In 1957 there was really no such thing as a muscle car. That’s what makes this ’57 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop a special vehicle. The original owner ordered it with a rare engine upgrade, making this one of… more»

1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 Camper!

Back in the mid-20th Century, more cars were converted into campers than you might think. And there were several outfits around the country that pulled these transformations off, some better than others. We’re not told who did this one… more»

Garage Find: 1952 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

If you wanted to ride in style in the 1950s, the Oldsmobile Super 88 was a great way to do it. Not as big as the 98, it was well-equipped and had plenty of go for that era. It… more»

Go Ahead: 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Coupe

“Go Ahead” was one of Oldsmobile’s sales catchphrases for 1955, and this ’55 Super 88 is up for sale now, here on eBay, out of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  Let’s “Go ahead” and keep reading to see more about it!

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