Ladies and Gentlemen, Gateway Classic Cars in Kansas City is
awestruck to offer a very cool aero inspired 1955 Oldsmobile Super
88! In the 1955 model year, new sales records were achieved for the
U.S. auto industry and Oldsmobile that would endure for a decade.
Wide public acceptance of the division's well-appointed "Go Ahead"
styled models, which were fortified with an even more powerful
324-cu.in. overhead-valve Rocket V-8, propelled production to
583,179 cars being built. Oldsmobile offered the 88 and Super 88
series on a 122-inch wheelbase and the Ninety-Eight on a 126-inch
wheelbase. The entry-level 88 line featured a four-door sedan,
two-door sedan or two-door Holiday coupe (hardtop). A 324-cu.in.
two-barrel engine and three-speed manual transmission were standard
with the four-barrel engine optional. Super 88s provided the 324
four-barrel V-8 as standard. Its 324 engine is powerful and
accelerates very well, considering the era. You can see why this
was the engine of choice for hot rodders in the '60s. With go-fast
looks and "rocket"-based marketing, providing power under the hood
to back up the boasts was essential. Of course, Oldsmobile excelled
in this area as well. Its 303-cu.in. V-8 that wowed the public with
its overhead-valves and 135 horsepower when introduced for the 1949
models, grew to 324 cubic inches for 1954 and received top-end
breathing enhancements to increase horsepower to 185 with the
"Quadri-Jet" four-barrel and 170 hp with the two-barrel. For 1955,
a higher 8.5:1 compression ratio, higher lift hydraulic-lifter cam,
and improved combustion chambers increased the power rating of the
four-barrel, 324-cu.in. engine to 202 hp and the two-barrel version
to 185 hp. Our pristine white over red example appears showroom new
to most. Accented with chrome rockets and gleaming mega front and
rear bumpers, this Super 88 shouts for attention and more times
than not, gets plenty! Not to be outdone, and as nice as the
exterior is, the interior is unique enough to charge admission!
Really, it seems that Olds designers of the day were trying to
'knock-it-out-of-the-park' with every single interior design
element! All gauges, switches, levers, knobs, pedals, etc., are
unique, period art elements. Somehow, they all work together to
make a functioning automobile. She is quite a vision to
behold.....that runs really well! However, like all visions, this
Striking Oldsmobile will fade away when purchased by someone else.
Don't let this happen to you! Call your friendly purveyors of
awsomness at Gateway Classic Cars in Kansas City and we will be
happy to provide you with details of this Super 88. Our KC Olds
Super 88 hotline is (913) 815-1340, or to view this beauty in
greater detail including 100+ HD pictures @ gatewayclassiccars.com,
and choose the Kansas City Showroom.