The Oldsmobile 98 is the flagship model of Oldsmobile.
The name reflecting a "Series 90" fitted with an 8-cylinder engine — first appeared in 1941 and was used again after American consumer automobile production resumed post-WW2. It was, as it would remain, the division's top-of-the-line model that carried on into the 1990s as the bread and butter of the full-size Oldsmobile lineup until the Eighty Eight-based Regency replaced the 98 in 1997.
Since it was the top-line Oldsmobile, the series had the most technologically advanced items available, such as the Hydramatic automatic suspension, the Autronic Eye - an automatic headlight dimmer, and Twilight Sentinel - a feature that automatically turned the headlights on and off via a timer, as controlled by the driver, and of course the highest-grade interior and exterior trim. All pretty flash for the time.
ABOUT THIS CAR
This low mileage, factory original example is in superb condition throughout and what a beautiful car to drive - it rides like a dream.
The body is laser straight and clean from any rust. The paint is factory original and in beautiful order.
The interior - what a nice place to be.
It has had one owner in New Zealand and was first registered here in 2017.
Must be seen to be appreciated.
Automotive excellence - to me, the best car ever built by Oldsmobile.
Very reliable, inexpensive to fix and will last forever.
Once you drive this car, you may rest assured that it will be hard to part with. A truly awesome classic vehicle - you will feel like a stated dignitary sitting in it.
A nice enough and dependable cruiser; solid and comfortable. The kind of car that you feel refreshed after having a drive in it.
1956 Oldsmobile 88 2DR Sedan
..455 Rocket Big Block V8
..520 Horse Power
..5-Speed Manuel Trans
..New Radial Tires
..Chrome Like New