Follow the Leader is the sales introduction film prepared for dealers to
let them know all of sales advantages to be found in a 1937 Oldsmobile. In
1937, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in introducing a four-speed semi-automatic
transmission called the "Automatic Safety Transmission", although this
accessory was actually built by Buick, which would offer it in its own cars
in 1938. This transmission featured a conventional clutch pedal, which the
driver pressed before selecting either "low" or "high" range. In "low," the
car shifted between first and second gears. In "high," the car shifted
between first, third and fourth gears.
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
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Restoration Slide Show
Copyrighted soundtrack removed by YT. Replaced with public domain music.
Restoration of a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. Slide show,
from low-res photos taken starting in 2001.
See the still photos and read all about this restoration at Hotrodders.com:
Stunning 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1957-oldsmobile-super-88/ to see
this amazing nut and bolt restored 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 for sale from
Left Coast Classics. This Jade Mist Olds Super 88 was restored by Bob
Schmidt of '57 Heaven and sports the original 371ci Oldsmobile Rocket
engine with 4 bbl carburetor and Hydra Matic transmission.
Only 36k miles on this beautiful classic that could quite possibly be the
best in the world - stop by and see the full photo and video shoot, and
then give Donn Dabney a call at707-332-8331 to make an offer: Asking
Thanks for looking and enjoy the show!
1957 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible
- 371/277hp Rocket V8
- Banff Blue w/ Powder White power convertible top
- Power steering
- Power brakes
- Fender skirts
- Spinner hubcaps
- Wide whitewall radials
- Complete restored J2 manifold and triple carbs included
Mecum High Performance Auction Kissimmee FL Jan. 24-26 2008
Oldsmobile Rocket 98 1952 Rocket Ninety Eight 88
Oldsmobile Rocket 98 Techn. Data: Year of constr.: 1952, 8 cyl. 5000 ccm,
160 hp, speed max.: 183 km/h, produced in Lansing, Michigan by Ranson Eli
Olds in 1952 the Rocket 98 was the car with the greatest length in
America, and in addition the car with the most powerful machine. Equipment:
power steering, power brakes and automatic gear shift. Worldwide only three
existing specimes, this one, from which the video is taken, has its home in
Sinsheim, Germany, Technical Museum.
1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Flagship
This 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is finished in its factory colors of
Polaris White & Bronze Mist. It is powered by the 394 cubic inch Rocket V8.
They don't build 'em like this anymore! Lets ride! Filmed with Texas
Classic Cars of Dallas, another samspace81 classic car production.
1955 Oldsmobile Rockett 88 FOR SALE!
This beauty has been completely restored! Third owner is ready to sell
after a complete and thorough restoration. For more information please
contact me, Bree Trevino at MommyTrevino06@yahoo.com
OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime
movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile
general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz
passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other
experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam
Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally
conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm
registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the
Lansing Dyno facility
was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel
injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with
pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons.
Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel
crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455
motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL ,
JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester
Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads
and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than
the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per
cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber
design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear
driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a
4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50
inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast
crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons
which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2
additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake
valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree
stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm
spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the
experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and
there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE
features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of
that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET
CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4
bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1
compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet
steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with
555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel
injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with
the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats
BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN
THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI
WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental
music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.