OLDSMOBILE - The 1st Generation Rocket V8s Part 1 of 3
THE FIRST GENERATION ROCKET V8 BLOCK was produced from 1949-64. It started as a 303 in 1949, then grew to a 324, then a 371--(which also came in a special J2 Rocket version that came out in 1957), and finished off with it's largest displacement---a 394 that came out in 1959 (the 394 was produced until 1964). But after the 394 in 1959, the lastly developed engine of this "first generation era" was a special smaller lighter 215v8 with a turbo charger produced in the early 60s. The first intermediate sized musclecar came in 1964 "The Pontiac GTO". But prior to the Intermediate sized musclecars, the early 50s OLDSMOBILE ROCKETS can strongly be argued as being THE FIRST MUSCLE CAR (especially the 88's because they were a few hundred pounds lighter than a 98). My dad was blessed with getting a 303v8 1950 Olds 4dr 88 handed down to him in 1955 when my Grandpa got a new 55 Olds.
1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Test drive
Here is an awesome 1957 Oldsmobile Deluxe Super 88 Holiday Coupe (style code 3637SD) 2 door hardtop. 2 local owners- Last owner who worked at a local Olds dealer and maintained vehicle with NOS parts. Original 371ci 4 barrel 277HP V8 rebuilt and runs perfect. Factory Power steering and Power brakes. 1 repaint in the mid 1980's, Beautiful body, chrome, stainless, glass and moldings. West coast No salt body, trunk and underbody - No rust! Look and underbody pictures original GM red oxide primer. Extensive books and records, title and registrations since 1959. WA 1963 license plates included. Check out the outstanding original interior, Original Seats, door panels, headliner, trim etc. No pitting on chrome bezels and trim. Doors shut like new. Everything works - Radio, horn, blinkers, gauges even back up lights. All 5 matching original wheels, Jack and lug wrench. Original cloth trunk liner. Data plate - Style - 3637SD, Body BK 223, Trim 373, Paint 40. Stock Exhaust thru rear bumper in show quality chrome - See close up pictures. This is a car that our pictures don't do justice! Any questions? Call Mark at 425-876-5553
1957 Olds Deluxe 88 Custom
1957 Oldsmobile Deluxe 88, 3,958 odometer mileage, VIN# 577C14171, 371 Olds Rocket with 4-Barrel Carb Engine, Automatic Trans, Dual Exhaust Chrome Tips, Fender Skirts, Front End Custom Painted Flames, RH & LH Mirrors, Chrome Air Cleaner, Deluxe AM Radio, Custom Interior, Heater-Clock, Under hood area is clean and kept in good running condition, Body is very good, paint shows well, the frame & trunk appear clean and solid. Interior is in excellent condition that has been professionally redone custom with high-grade vinyl trim. Chrome and weather-strips look good, Wide whitewall tires on original rims with deluxe wheel covers, very little use since completed, Overall Clean Condition. VEHICLE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING IN AUGUST. Titled Vehicle Location: Repocast.com, 601 Gordon Industrial Ct., Byron Center, MI 49315 (OFF-SITE)