1953 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Coupe

During the early 1950s, Oldsmobile was on a roll. Its high compression overhead valve Rocket V-8 engine was one of the hottest powerplants in America after it was announced in 1949, and the success of the Oldsmobile formula brought the brand to fourth place in sales among American marques. The performance of the Rocket 88 even made Oldsmobile the car to beat in early NASCAR races, which then led to increased popularity and sales. The durability and performance of the Rocket 88 was further proven at the 1950 Carrera Panamericana, in which 88s filled four of the top ten finishing positions, including first.

This 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday is an ideal example that has been beautifully and properly restored. Finished in a pleasant and eye-catching Lotus Cream with black roof, it has wire wheel covers, whitewall tires, Continental kit and a black pleated leather interior with grey cloth inserts and grey carpets. It is also equipped with power windows and power brakes. Its 303 cubic inch, 165hp Rocket V-8 gives it exhilarating performance. The car scored 981 out of a possible 1000 points at an Oldsmobile Club of America meet in 2008, and is still ready to show.  A gorgeous example of an automobile that is of great significance to the history of Oldsmobile, this car would be ideal for cruise nights and casual comfortable motoring, attracting positive attention wherever it is driven.

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