Here’s an example of a beautiful, early fifties car – a 1950 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 2-door Holiday Hardtop.
The 88 came standard with a 303.7 cubic inch Rocket V8 engine. This car is equipped with a Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission which would have cost the original owner a further $158 on their purchase price.
It’s not surprising this Eighty-Eight looks so great as it’s only done 14 miles since a body-off the frame restoration.
The interior has been wonderfully restored with re-cushioned seats and new leather and pinstriped cloth.
Of the seven different models in the Eighty-Eight line-up in 1950, there were five 2-doors and two 4-doors available.
There were 1,366 2-door Holiday Hardtops sold with a further 11,316 with the Deluxe option. The 4-door sedan was actually the best selling 88 with a total of 141,111 of them being sold in the ’50 model year
The Eighty-Eight was available in both standard and Deluxe versions. The Holiday Hardtop would have cost $2,162 with the Deluxe option costing approximately an additional $105. For the extra you got: stainless steel gravel shields and extra chrome moldings on the exterior. Inside, the interior seating used foam rubber seat cushions, there were robe rails, a DeLuxe steering wheel and instrument panel that included a clock as standard.
This 1950 Oldsmobile 88 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)