1956 Oldsmobile 88 for sale 101069218
1956 Oldsmobile 88
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1956 Oldsmobile 88


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Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is excited to offer for sale this root beer (root beer metallic and cream) float 1956 Oldsmobile 88. This beauty was just freshly repainted in October of 2018. The metallic flake in the root beer portion of the paint really sticks out! The 324 Rocket V8 with a factory 4BBL Carb will propel you down the road with its 230 horsepower. This vehicle has 93,218 miles on the odometer. The 3 speed automatic transmission with overdrive will take you down the road without having to overrev the engine. A new Aluminum radiator will be sure to keep the engine cool in this Florida heat. This Olds will stop well with its new custom modern power brake system. Original to the car is the 4BBL air cleaner as well. Weather you are looking for a cruiser, a car to that is a good base for a high dollar restoration or a touch of the past this is the perfect automobile for you! Things really changed with the 1956 model year for the Oldsmobile 88. For 1956, styling highlights included a new split grille in front and revised taillights and deck along with revised side chroming. Horsepower for the 324 Rocket V8 increased to 230 for 88s and 240 for Super 88s. A new four-speed Jetaway Hydra-Matic was introduced this year to replace the original Hydra-Matic transmission that Olds had used since 1940. The new Jetaway Hydra-Matic retained the four forward speeds and fluid coupling unit, but added a new Park position to the shift quadrant and no longer required band adjustment as a specified routine maintenance. Inside, an oval speedometer replaced the round unit and a new foot-operated parking brake replaced the previous T-handle unit. To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of this 1956 Oldsmobile 88 please visit GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    93,218 miles
  • Engine
    Rocket 88
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    Hydramtic 3 Speed
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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