1951-1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 was a replacement for the 1949-1950
Deluxe 88 -- a separate in-between series introduced along with a
substantial '51 Olds restyle. The previous 88 line with its full
range of body types (save wagons) was cut to just two standard-trim
sedans (called 'Deluxe 88' for 1952-1953) to make room for the
similar group of Supers, which also used the smaller GM B-body and,
for '51, the same 'Rocket' V-8 that powered all Oldsmobiles.
Thereafter, base 88s had less power than Supers or top-line 98s,
making the middle series the true successor to the original
Futuramic 88 as Lansing's hot rod. Though Supers (and 98s) gained
25 horses for 1952-1953 (via a higher-lift cam and new 'Quadri-Jet'
four-barrel carburetor), Olds was eclipsed in NASCAR racing by the
surprising six-cylinder Hudson Hornets. But 88 sales kept rising
anyway thanks to expanding options -- ever-improving Hydra-Matic,
power steering for '52, air conditioning and power brakes for '53
-- plus trendy, if not timeless, styling. Please Note The Following
**Vehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Cadillac,
Michigan. **We do have a showroom with about 25 cars that is by
appointment only **Please Call First and talk to one of our reps at
231-468-2809 EXT 1 **
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