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1956 Oldsmobile

26. February, 2013

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  • Mileage: 29900
  • Year: 1956
  • Fuel type: Gas
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  • Body: sedan
  • Engine:328 V8
  • Transmission: automatic
  • Carburetor:triple deuce
  • Exterior color: Red/White
  • Exterior condition:
  • Interior color: Red/White
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  • Number of doors: Four
  • Original Drivetrain: rear wheel


The 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 was arguably the best combination of styling, performance, engineering, and craftsmanship seen from Lansing since WWII. The ’56s boasted all-new X-member frames with longer wheel-bases , bigger-bore “Rocket” V-8s with more power, and colorful new square-shouldered styling marked by GM’s trendy “Panoramic” wraparound windshield.


Enthusiastic public response boosted Olds from sixth to fifth in industry production, then to fourth for banner ’55. All models were nicely face lifted — flaunting splashy two-toning — and hardtop sedans.  The ’56s received another restyle (announced by a gaping “mouth” grille) and even more power.


The Super 88 remained the “performance” line, sharing its higher-power engine with the luxury top-range 98s. Oldsmobile might be gone, but the Rocket brand hasn’t been forgotten by collectors looking for a 1950s American automotive icon.


“Most collectors are people like me who have a connection to the brand,” said V. Neils Agather, a National Antique Oldsmobile Club adviser for the 1956 model year. “Perhaps their father had one–I grew up with one all my life. Or they might be someone who had one and sold it, or they aspired to own one. You may find someone who has done research and knows cars. GM did a good job positioning Oldsmobile in the 1950s. Oldsmobile was a high-end luxury car with power and speed. Not a hot rod but not a Cadillac either, which was all about luxury. If you’re someone who knows these things, you might say ‘I need an Olds in my collection.'”


Presented is a 1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 coupe that is powered by a high performance 324 V8 that produces 230 horsepower from its Rocket V8 motor fed by a triple deuce carb system. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission, power steering and new drum brakes, and a custom lowered suspension. It has a factory AM radio, custom body work all handles and chrome  shaved with a Red and White two tone paint, and dual exhaust. it has new 20 in wheels with 245/30 ZR 20 Nankang tires and  255/35 ZR 20 on the rear for the perfect lowered stance.

This car has been stored since 1980 and has recently been brought out of storage this year. This car has been professionally gone through with all fluids and oils changed the brake drums turned and the brake shoes replaced. It  is a stunning Oldsmobile that has been properly maintained and cared for.

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