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1950 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

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.

Side view of the 1950 Oldsmobile 88
side view

The interior has been wonderfully restored with re-cushioned seats and new leather and pinstriped cloth.

Beautiful interior of a 1950 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
restored interior

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

Rear view of the 1950 Oldsmobile 88
rear view

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)

3 thoughts on “1950 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight”

  1. neat pics these olds never sold in canada until 1952 – the full size olds Hnnn- we had olds on chevy chasses – go figure my friend had one but just sedans- no hard tops or convertible tops at all – i am 12 yrs at the time !!!!

  2. To give you an idea why this car had so much “grunt” and was usually the winner at the stoplight drags, first gear was 3.82 to one. (Later turbo 400 was a paltry 2.48) Stomp on the gas, and weld the other guy to the start line. Talk about “gone in 60 seconds”, this car wrote the book.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Olds! Looks so nice with black wall tires and hubcaps. I hope the owner is proud of that restoration. I’m very envious! Just kidding. Thank you for posting it.


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