1951 Oldsmobile 88
Car for sale by Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield, California 94533
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
This 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday 2 Door Hardtop (Stock # F13316) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-419-8200 or by email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com).
Sensational 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop
The next amazing classic up for grabs in our Fairfield showroom is this spectacular, very original 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday 2 Door Hardtop with nicely repainted mint green exterior paint, excellent chrome and a two-tone green and tan cloth interior. You’ll find the factory original 303 cid Rocket V-8 engine under the hood along with the correct "Hydra-Matic" automatic transmission, and this true survivor comes loaded from the factory with the original AM tube radio, a heater/defroster, a driver’s side spotlight, drum brakes, white wall tires with dog dish hubcaps on chrome globe wheels and so much more. It even has locking/unlocking doors accessible with a key, which was considered state of the art at the time.
This outstanding example has a mere 64,827 original lifetime miles showing on the odometer and it is in fantastic unmolested condition.
True Survivor Driven a Mere 64,827 Lifetime Miles According to Owner
The current owner informs us that this 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday is a true survivor that’s been enjoyed by two other owners throughout its life. It was originally sold in Colorado and since then appears to have had excellent care and maintenance. There were a total of 13,279 examples produced of this highly desirable model and very few of them have remained completely in-tact all these years later. This example truly feels like a once in a lifetime find since it’s in the high end driver category as a true survivor.
As mentioned earlier, this outstanding survivor is believed to be virtually 100% original, except for a excellent repaint, and in completely unmolested condition, including the above average interior and the gleaming factory chrome trim. There are some minor blemishes to be found , the cloth front seat is showing wear and the engine bay could use some light refreshing, but otherwise this true survivor is perfect for most collectors just the way she sits today.
Additionally, this 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday starts up nicely and everything works properly, The Rocket V-8 engine in particular sounds great and the transmission shifts as smoothly as it did when it left the factory in 1951. There are some occasional squeaks and rattles since this classic has been on the road for 66+ years, but overall the handling is solid for such a prestigious survivor. You just don’t find many of these examples anymore in this type of condition- it’s an amazing, beautiful find that any collector would instantly appreciate.
Must Be Seen in Person to Truly Appreciate
Overall, this 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday is a fantastic true survivor that can easily be shown or enjoyed right away. While the option is always there for a complete restoration, this classic beauty is really perfect exactly the way she’s sat for the past 66 years. This one really needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. For more information about this vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call at 707-419-8200, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com). Be sure to mention Stock # F13316 as well.
Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase. Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.
The information presented for this vehicle is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as a basis of purchase. The Buyer should make a thorough, independent inspection and investigation of the vehicle prior to purchase.
Classic Car ID100995042
Exterior ColorMint Green
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