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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.
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HIGHLY ORIGINAL EXAMPLE WITH LESS THAN 13,000 INDICATED MILESEYE-CATCHING TWO-TONE RED AND WHITE EXTERIOR FINISHSTRIKING RED AND BLACK TWO-TONE INTERIOR COMBINATION324 CI ROCKET V-8 AND HYDRA-MATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONAMENITIES INCLUDE POWER FRONT SEAT, WINDOWS AND STEERINGEQUIPPED WITH AUTRONIC EYE, DUAL SIDE MIRRORS AND FENDER SKIRTS Following up on its remarkable postwar success story including the 1949 introduction of the powerful overhead-valve Rocket V-8 engine, Oldsmobile models of the 1950s featured leading-edge styling cues previewed by the glamorous Fiesta and Starfire GM Motorama concept cars of 1953. For 1956, Oldsmobiles styling formula continued to follow the basic principles laid down in the last major redesign of 1954, including fashionable wraparound windshield and rear-window treatments. The rapidly developing Rocket V-8 engine now displaced 324 cubic inches and delivered 240 horsepower for the Super 88 and 98 models, with GMs excellent Hydra-Matic automatic transmission standard. Features and amenities were many, including a padded dash, electric clock, power steering, windshield washers and Deluxe steering wheel, plus courtesy and back-up lights. Oldsmobiles trendsetting Holiday Hardtops, in both Coupe and Sedan form on the Super 88 and 98 lines, brought upscale trim and smart two-tone finishes befitting their status as Oldsmobiles best-sellers for 1956. Believed to remain in highly original condition, this 98 Holiday Hardtop Coupe is a very attractive example of the top Oldsmobile models offered for 1956. The odometer indicates less than 13,000 miles and a service sticker issued by a United Delco shop at 11,956 miles remains affixed to the drivers side door jamb. The engine and engine compartment both appear correct and consistent with proper maintenance and care, as does the inviting and well equipped interior. Features and amenities include the space-age Autronic Eye automatic headlight dimmer, plus a power seat, power windows and power steering, dual side view mirrors and fender skirts. Riding on proper red-painted steel wheels mounting factory Spinner wheel covers and wide whitewall tires, this highly collectible and enjoyable 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Hardtop Coupe is a high-quality example with so many interesting features and details including the original tires, which are included with the sale of the vehicle. If you are looking for an attractive and usable high-end 1950s American car, this 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Hardtop Coupe is a compelling example and a great alternative to the far more commonplace Fords and Chevrolets of the era. Contact us today to see this great Oldsmobile for yourself!
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