1955 Oldsmobile Super 88

384 Rocket V8 Automatic

Ladies and Gentlemen, Gateway Classic Cars in Kansas City is awestruck to offer a very cool aero inspired 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88!

In the 1955 model year, new sales records were achieved for the U.S. auto industry and Oldsmobile that would endure for a decade. Wide public acceptance of the division's well-appointed "Go Ahead" styled models, which were fortified with an even more powerful overhead-valve Rocket V-8, propelled production to 583,179 cars being built.

Oldsmobile offered the 88 and Super 88 series on a 122-inch wheelbase and the Ninety-Eight on a 126-inch wheelbase. The entry-level 88 line featured a four-door sedan, two-door sedan or two-door Holiday coupe (hardtop). A two-barrel engine and three-speed manual transmission were standard with the four-barrel engine optional. Super 88s provided the 324 four-barrel V-8 as standard. Its 324 engine is powerful and accelerates very well, considering the era. You can see why this was the engine of choice for hot rodders in the '60s.

With go-fast looks and "rocket"-based marketing, providing power under the hood to back up the boasts was essential. Of course, Oldsmobile excelled in this area as well. Its V-8 that wowed the public with its overhead-valves and 135 horsepower when introduced for the 1949 models, grew to 324 cubic inches for 1954 and received top-end breathing enhancements to increase horsepower to 185 with the "Quadri-Jet" four-barrel and 170 hp with the two-barrel. For 1955, a higher 8.5:1 compression ratio, higher lift hydraulic-lifter cam, and improved combustion chambers increased the power rating of the four-barrel, engine to 202 hp and the two-barrel version to 185 hp.

Our pristine white over red example appears showroom new to most. Accented with chrome rockets and gleaming mega front and rear bumpers, this Super 88 shouts for attention and more times than not, gets plenty! Not to be outdone, and as nice as the exterior is, the interior is unique enough to charge admission! Really, it seems that Olds designers of the day were trying to ‘knock-it-out-of-the-park' with every single interior design element! All gauges, switches, levers, knobs, pedals, etc., are unique, period art elements. Somehow, they all work together to make a functioning automobile. She is quite a vision to behold…..that runs really well!

However, like all visions, this Striking Oldsmobile will fade away when purchased by someone else. Don't let this happen to you! Call your friendly purveyors of awsomness at Gateway Classic Cars in Kansas City and we will be happy to provide you with details of this Super 88. Our KC Olds Super 88 hotline is (913) 815-1340, or to view this beauty in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures @, and choose the Kansas City Showroom.

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