Alain BERTRAND et son Oldsmobile SUPER 88
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1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, 2 speed auto hydromatic transmission, power brake, and power steering with a 303 oldsmobile rocket V8 engine. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
1953 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 - ORIGINAL SURVIVOR MUSEUM PIECE
The Rocket V8 engine is making a name for itself by the popularity of the horsepower it produced. Buyers who favored this so-called jet propulsion Rocket engine considered these Oldsmobiles the " ruling power of the road ". What you see here is an original survivor in such splendid and pristene factory condition that is, I think, a museum piece. There are only 17,000 miles on that Rocket engine, an engine that shared with the top end 98 Series, a 303 cid with 165 Rocket horses. The low end Olds model was the 88 Deluxe, followed by this 88, and then the 98 which was larger in size compared to the others. 119,317 Rocket 88 4-doors were built this year and weighed in at 3,673 pounds. Massive chrome bumpers I'm sure added to that substantial weight. 1953 also was a year for GM concept cars: Buick Skylark, Cadillac Eldorado, and the Oldsmobile Fiesta. Although offered to the public these advanced styling concept cars sold at a higher price and are rare and hard to find today. Only 458 Fiestas were made and they cost $5,717. This Super 88 sold for $2,462 - basically half the cost of a Fiesta. Take a look at this wonderful original survivor. It looks like it was just driven out of the factory. Only cosmetic cleaning took place after being in storage for years. It is truly a beautiful vehicle to behold. Thanks very much for viewing this 1953 Olds Super 88.