1956 Oldsmobile 88

Rocket 88 Hydramtic 3 Speed


Rocket 88 Hydramtic 3 Speed


Stock: #1389-TPA
Price: $23,595
Year Make Model: 1956 Oldsmobile 88
Engine: Rocket 88
Transmission: Hydramtic 3 Speed
Mileage: 93,218 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Brown/Yellow
Interior Color: Brown

  • AM Radio
  • Bias Ply Tires
  • Cloth Interior
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior
  • White Walls

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Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is excited to offer for sale this root beer (root beer metallic and cream) float 1956 Oldsmobile 88. This beauty was just freshly repainted in October of 2018. The metallic flake in the root beer portion of the paint really sticks out! The 324 Rocket V8 with a factory 4BBL Carb will propel you down the road with its 230 horsepower. This vehicle has 93,218 miles on the odometer. The 3 speed automatic transmission with overdrive will take you down the road without having to overrev the engine. A new Aluminum radiator will be sure to keep the engine cool in this Florida heat. This Olds will stop well with its new custom modern power brake system. Original to the car is the 4BBL air cleaner as well.

Weather you are looking for a cruiser, a car to that is a good base for a high dollar restoration or a touch of the past this is the perfect automobile for you! Things really changed with the 1956 model year for the Oldsmobile 88. For 1956, styling highlights included a new split grille in front and revised taillights and deck along with revised side chroming. Horsepower for the 324 Rocket V8 increased to 230 for 88s and 240 for Super 88s. A new four-speed Jetaway Hydra-Matic was introduced this year to replace the original Hydra-Matic transmission that Olds had used since 1940. The new Jetaway Hydra-Matic retained the four forward speeds and fluid coupling unit, but added a new "Park" position to the shift quadrant and no longer required band adjustment as a specified routine maintenance. Inside, an oval speedometer replaced the round unit and a new foot-operated parking brake replaced the previous T-handle unit.

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A $297.63 document fee will be added to the sales price. All purchases may be subject to any applicable tax, title, & licensing fees.

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