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The J-2 tri-power setup is always one of the most coveted packages for vintage Olds fans. So to have it on such a well-presented 1957 Oldsmobile 88 with the ultra-desirable pillarless hardtop sedan body proves this is the one classic that's an all-around stunner inside and out.


This is the golden era of post-WWII cars, and this Olds shows it perfectly. The factory-correct Shantung Beige and Alcan White are a harmonizing two-tone that's even more impressive thanks to a quality respray and plenty of metallic shine. The sheetmetal is quite straight, so you can see some of the best pieces from the era, like the tailfins and the sensational dip in the door line. Plus, Oldsmobile was also free to have a style all its own in details like the three-piece rear window. And of course, there's nothing that can beat the chrome on these. The shining front bumper integrates a grille wide enough to spell O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E in big block letters. The rear bumper hugs the form so that it jets out almost as far as the tailfins. And that beautiful side trim starts at the vent window and draws extra attention to the profile's curves as it flows all the way down the car. There's all the right details, too, like the jet-inspired ornaments on each fender, Olds 88 badging, factory wheel covers, and classic whitewall tires. So this one is impressive at the car shows even before you lift the hood.


The interior carries a similar color theme to the exterior. The leatherette upholstery with textured cloth bottoms is both fresh and impressive. So it's great to have a pillarless hardtop like this that allows you to roll down all the windows and make sure everyone gets a good look. The door panels, carpeting, dash, and headliner all fit with this color theme and freshness. So you know this one will be a favorite with family and friends. And the full package has an authentic look and feel, right down to details, like and the correct jack next to the stand-up spare in the trunk. You'll love slipping behind the Olds factory steering wheel, which has plenty of ornamentation and a terrific classic grippy feeling. Beyond that, the dash has the kind of bright and intricate style that these Oldsmobiles were known for. The full package is complete, right down to the AM radio that's still on display.


You're going to love lifting the hood wherever you park this sedan. Just like the rest of the car, the engine bay has a tidy and authentic look of a solid investment. On most Oldsmobiles, the golden block draws immediate attention. While we still love the look, what people will really gravitate to in this one is the special diamond-shaped air grabber. It's the correct 1957-style unit for the J-2 package, and don't forget, this is the inaugural year for this option. Underneath are three dual barrel carbs. This allows the 371 cubic-inch V8 to inhale deeper, which gives you nice cruising power and a nice sound to the dual exhaust. An Olds like this was built to be driven, and so you also have features like a Hydramatic automatic transmission, the classic/cushy ride, and modern treads on those iconic whitewall tires.


There has been a solid investment all around this hardtop to make sure it gets the attention it deserves. So you know it's time you stake your claim on this J-2 tri-power Olds. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1424548
  • Price:$38,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:88
  • Exterior Color:Shantung Beige
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Odometer:29821
  • Stock Number:2568-TPA
  • VIN:577C07959

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