This 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop has a great 50s color scheme and is in fantastic shape! Introduced in the fall of 1955, the 1956 Oldsmobile models were offered as three distinct series, the 88, the Super 88, and the 98. Therefore, the Super 88 was an intermediate model for the GM marque in 1956, sitting above the entry-level Eighty-Eight in terms of trim and options, but was not quite as fancy as the longer wheelbase Ninety-Eight. The 1956 Super 88 was also considered sportier than the lower horsepower 88 and more boulevard cruising oriented 98 models. In 1956, the front ends underwent moderate revisions with the introduction of the new split-style deeply concave chrome grilles which seem to have taken styling inspiration from the growing aviation industry with these new grilles have a jet-style air intake look. The rear quarters on the 1956 Oldsmobile passenger cars were updated with a swept flank look which further added to the 50s flair that was becoming more popular in seemingly all of the American-made cars at the time. The Super 88 models also featured additional exterior trim that elevated the exterior look of the cars. The interiors on the 1956 Super 88s were also a step above and featured front and rear carpeting (compared to the 88s rubber floor mats) along with the addition of interior courtesy lights among other items. This particular Super 88 comes to us from a southern-based collector who clearly enjoyed and cherished the car. Under the hood on this Super 88 is a 324.2 Cubic Inch Rocket V8 engine paired with a single 4 barrel carburetor that pushed out 240 horsepower back in 1956. The 324 Rocket V8 is backed by a Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission that makes this Olds a classic car that just about anybody can drive. Exhaust exits the Rocket 324 V8 via a dual exhaust setup that gives the car a nice throaty sound. Being that Oldsmobiles were deluxe GM models back in 1956, they came loaded with many desirable options! With power brakes, bringing this 56 Super 88 Holiday Hardtop to a complete stop is made much easier especially with all that horsepower generated by that Rocket Olds powerplant. Getting in and out of tight spaces at the local drive-in or car show is also a breeze in this 1956 Oldsmobile since it comes equipped with power steering. Riding on a set of wide whitewall bias-ply tires, each paired with a set of full wheel covers, this classic Oldsmobile has a truly classic 50s look. Speaking of the classic fifties look, the two-tone Lime and Black paint scheme just screams 50s! Furthermore, the color-matched interior on this Oldsmobile Super 88 is gorgeous! The front and rear bench seats have been reupholstered in Black Leather with Lime Green vinyl inserts and they have a wonderful look. The green and black matching door panels, black padded dash with chrome and green accents, and steering wheel all appear to be in their stock configuration and appear to be in fantastic shape. The dash is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, fuel gauge, push-button AM radio, and clock, as well as indicator lights for engine temperature, oil pressure and the generator. Whether youre adding to your existing Olds collection or youre buying your very first classic car, this 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Hardtop would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today at 763-428-7337!