St. Louis Showroom
Said to be a surviving California custom built in 1959 this hot rod has it all! It has the superb hot rod sound, stunning paint / interior combination, and classy looks to span decades! Oh, and magazine features spanning a couple decades!
Under the hood of this mean green machine is a 324 Rocket V-8 with 57 Oldsmobile J-2 heads and a 3/4 race camshaft. Fueling the top end is a Rochester 4-Jet 4-barrel carburetor. The engine breathes through custom headers and duale exit exhaust!
The transmission is a 1937 Cadillac LaSalle 3 speed manual top loader - beloved by the first hot rodders for its durability and simplistic linkage install. Shifting is smooth with he the transmission and with the 3.24 gear ratio the vehicle is a true pleasure to drive. Driving doesn't feel appropriate - this is cruising bliss.
Our seller was lucky enough to become the steward of this classic California custom. Documentation exists to help validate this car is the car featured in Hot Rod June 1986, Rod and Custom February 1990, and Hot Rod Deluxe in May of 2010. The seller also states he has documentation for the upholstery work from 1959 being done by Benne Stohr of Bilt-Rite Auto. The upholstery and entire car are in fanatical shape for being 'hot-rodded' nearly 60 years ago!
The interior is stunningly stylistic with two-tone ivory and green upholstery. The seating position is comfortable, and the Moon gas pedal completes the look! The Radson Engineering Corporation tachometer helps date the custom build and works as designed. Most everything in the interior is in good to great shape and functioning as expected with the exception of the clock.
This 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Futurama Fastback is offered by the St. Louis sales staff and can be seen in full detail on our website. Our listing all include 100+ HD photos and a detailed video! GatewayClassicCars.com
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