132198 / 1957 Oldsmobile: Golden Rocket 88
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Don't be fooled by the large-by-huge chrome wheels it's wearing today, this
particular '57 Golden Rocket 88 is an authentic J2 car, and is extensively
and thoroughly restored to original condition from top to bottom. Our
documents suggest that this is one of only four Golden Rocket 88 2-door
sedans in existence with the J2 engine.
The two-tone bodywork on this car is spectacularly done and looks
especially striking in black and white with a red stripe in the chrome trim
that separates the two halves. Bodywork is beautiful, with straight panels
and excellent fit throughout, evidenced by the miles-deep reflections in
The real story on this Olds is the J2 371 cubic inch engine under the hood.
Fully rebuilt during the restoration, it runs like new and the passing of
years has proven that these are some extremely durable engines. Detailing
is first-rate too, from the 'Oldsmobile J2 Rocket" decals on the valve
covers, to the correct 2-barrel carburetors, to the original power steering
system that's fully functional. You'll note that this engine sports a trio
of shorty air cleaners on the carbs, but the original dual oil-bath air
cleaner is also included.
The engine is backed by a 3-speed Hydramatic transmission, and drives the
original rear end. Brakes were rebuilt to stock specifications, as was the
suspension, although the car was given a subtle, aggressive look by
tweaking the spring height slightly. The car wears a set of chrome Billet
Specialties wheels, but the original 15-inch steel wheels and plain hubcaps
From the tri-tone seats with patented GM comfort weave cushions, to the
positively breathtaking instrument cluster, this interior is new. The
original radio has been upgraded to include an iPod interface. The trunk is
sporting a custom carpet, but an original trunk mat is included.
This Olds is fast, comfortable, luxurious, and about 2/3 the cost of a
comparable Chevy. There are no irreversible modifications, and this car
could be put back to 100% stock condition in an afternoon. Act fast and
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1972 Oldsmobile 442 $23,900.00
Original California built car, Documented 442 with build sheet, beautiful
factory Sequoia green metallic, black vinyl interior, 455 ci engine, 4 bbl,
factory intake & Exhaust manifolds,
Accel HEI distributor, power steering, power front disc brakes, factory air
conditioning, aluminum radiator with shroud, automatic transmission, bucket
seats with console, factory Rallye dash with tach & gauges, Sport steering
wheel, am radio, factory His/Hers shifter, remote mirror, dual Exhaust with chrome tips, factory 10 bolt rear
end with sway bar, 225/70/14 Firestone tires, factory 14" Rally wheels,
factory jack with spare, W29 package, original owners manuals &
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1969 Oldsmobile 442 $31,900.00
Clean North Carolina car, true (344) 442, Recent Frame-Off Restoration,
beautiful Rallye red paint, white 442 striping, factory Parchment interior,
455 ci engine, dual Edelbrock 500 cfm 4 bbl's, aluminum intake, mild
camshaft, Hooker ceramic headers, MSD 6AL-2 ignition, power steering, power
4 wheel disc brakes, factory air conditioning, 400 turbohydramatic transmission, bucket seats with
console, Hurst His/Hers dual gate shifter, Sport steering wheel, Rally dash
with tic-toc-tach & gauges, Customaudio am-fm radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with trumpet tips, 12 bolt 3.23
limited slip rear end with W27 aluminum cover & sway bar, new 235/55R17
rear tires, 215/35R17 fronts new 17" REV wheels (comes with original Rally
wheels), Ram Air hood, rear spoiler, factory jack with spare, 88,000
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Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary - Ella73TV
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile,
are invited to visit the Oldsmobile factory to see why the cars are
superior to other manufacturers. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes
concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting
Earth's autonomy! .
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