For 1949, the Oldsmobile's Futuramic wide-line body style, which
appeared the previous year on the top-of-the-line 98, was extended
across the model range. The design was Oldsmobile's first post WWII
design, with flow-through fenders crowned by high-set headlights.
Of course, the big news was the new "Rocket" 88 OHV V-8 engine,
which displaced 303 cid and developed 135 hp. At the last minute a
new 88 series was introduced, using the new V-8 in the small 70
Series body. The result was electrifying for the day, with 0-60 mph
in 12.2 seconds and a 19.9 second quarter mile. The Oldsmobile 88
is a durable benchmark for early 1950s motoring, with a reliable
and powerful powerplant. 1953 also introduced the 12v system!
Stand out from the crowd with this stunning 1953 Olds 88 Sedan!
Beautiful paint, chrome and brightwork! Like new Coker wide whites!
Optional hubcaps restored to new condition. All glass very nice.
Interior completely restored including upholstery, door panels,
carpet and headliner. Under the hood is an upgraded Olds 324cid
from a 1955 donor - rebuilt but mileage unknown. Detailed and clean
under the hood and under the car. Dual exhaust with a nice rumble.
New shocks and rear springs. Loaded with extra goodies like
sunvisor, skirts, traffic light viewer, both side mirrors, window
visors, exhaust deflectors, optional wire caps and more. All
receipts from mid 90's to today included. Many new or oem parts,
including starter and generator in 2020. Replica battery new in
2019. Has electric fuel pump but not needed, new mechanical fuel
pump in 2019. Pertronix ignition. Originally a South Dakota car,
rust free. Restored in the late 90's and owned by the current owner
for 13 years, scoring over 100 car show trophies during that time!
Quite possibly the nicest example of a '53 Olds 88 on the market
today, don't delay! Financing/Shipping available and we sell
Terms of Sale: All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties of
any kind, and all sales are final. We strongly encourage you to
inspect, in person, any vehicle you are considering purchasing.
Third party inspections are also welcomed and encouraged. To place
a vehicle on hold for 7 days to allow for an inspection, a deposit
of $500 (via credit card) is required. This deposit will be applied
to the purchase price. This deposit is refundable should you
inspect the car and decide it's not the one for you, but once you
take delivery, it's yours. All sales are final. Acceptable forms of
final payment include cash, cashier's check (once cleared), or wire
transfer. A $100 dealership service fee is added to the final
purchase price. Wisconsin residents will pay sales tax and titling
fees. Out-of-state buyers will be responsible for any applicable
taxes and registration in their state/country of residence.