Super 88

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!

No Reserve Project: 1957 Olds Super 88 Holiday

For the person who is looking for a classic Oldsmobile that represents a blank canvas project, then this 1957 Super 88 2-Door Holiday Hardtop might be a really good option. It is an essentially solid car, and it is… more»

Barn Fresh! 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

  It’s not often that we see a ’57 Olds anymore, let alone a convertible, but this one is fresh out of the barn and up for sale here on eBay out of Maple Shade, New Jersey. The bid… more»

14k Mile Flat Top: 1960 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday

When you look at the overall condition of this 1960 Oldsmobile Super 88, it seems to make the owner’s claims that the car has a genuine 14,400 miles on the clock seem to be conceivable. The presentation of the… more»

Tri-Power Project: 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 J2

Tri-Power is one of those phrases that has entered the vocabulary of performance car enthusiasts, and the cars that were fitted with these impressive banks of carburetors have become the stuff of legends. This 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 J2… more»

Drive Away Today: 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88

This 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 is a car that I have mixed feelings about. I really like the look of the car, but to me, the color combination just seems a bit odd. It will be interesting to see… more»