1955 Oldsmobile Holiday Hardtop 88 Sedan

1955 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Holiday hardtop

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Eighty-Eight
Type: Sedan
Trim: Holiday hardtop
Year: 1955
Mileage: 186000
VIN: 557m77883
Color: Black
Engine: 324
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Description for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1955

1955 Oldsmobile 88 4 door Holiday hardtop
New: bumper chrome ($8k alone), seat upholstery, carpet, complete tune up, rebuilt fuel pump, refurbished fuel tank, completely rebuilt power braking system, Edelbrock Carburetor, Rubber for glass, headliner, generator, and battery. Comes with brand new shocks to install. Over 15k was spent to get it roadworthy.
Original 324 Rocket V8 Runs and drives, but has some lifter noise and smokes a bit. Engine has about 150k on it, Hydramatic transmission has about 50k and has a slow leak from the pan gasket. Never overheats and all the gauges work. Starts up fine even sitting for months. I have driven it 70+ for 200 miles at a time.
Needs rust repair in the front floors, but the car is solid otherwise. Has a temporary patch installed. Some normal corrosion in the battery tray.
Paint is 6/10. About 6 years old. was originally light blue/dark blue with the same colored interior.Has some overspray, dings, and chips. A great driver paint job that gets thumbs up everywhere it goes. Would clean up well with a good wet sand/buff. The jambs, trunk and engine bay are painted with semi gloss. The 15x8 American Racing smoothie wheels could benefit from being refurbished but are fine as is with good tires. The windshield has some discoloring in the lower edges, but functionally it's fine. The side and windshield stainless all could use a good polishing. The front left door glass is cracked but I always keep the windows down so it doesn't affect me really. The door rubber needs to be installed still, but comes with. Door panels need work, but the car comes with a set of original door panels to remake, or use. The seats re done in black tweed for comfort in a non original pattern.
Was told the car was converted to 'Super 88' trim from a wrecked car in the early 80's, including 4 barrel carburetor, power brakes, power steering, chrome headliner trim, and dash clock.
It needs the door handles, light bezels, hood bird, window frames, and hood and trunk 'globes' rechromed still. I've been doing it as I can afford it for a decade.
Needs a headlight switch, and some wiring completed. Has a draw from the gauge cluster I haven't figured out yet, so I disconnect the battery when parking for a while. The radio isn't hooked up currently but it did work 5 years ago.
A cool driver as is to take to shows, but would benefit from a rebuilt/new engine and some details tidied up. A great full restoration candidate with many of theexpensive details already done for you.
The car is being offeredas is,with a clear Utah title. You must pick it up from Sandy, UT. Will work with your shipping company.