For Sale: 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 in Lavergne, Tennessee


Vehicle Description

This 1951 Oldsmobile 88 has a terrific incognito style. Modest looks on the outside don't clue you in to the well-built small block V8 upgrade within. And since this also has a leather interior, air conditioning, and an overdrive transmission, it's an all-around terrific cruiser.

This Olds uses a body very similar to other GM cars of the '50s, so it's shapely and attractively styled. Even in finished in red, it has a conservative tone that's easy to like and helps it stay under the radar. Details like the fender skirts and three-piece rear window give it a nice 1950s personality. Plus, there's plenty of gleaming brightwork with the bumpers, grille, side trim, and tailfin trim. And you'll love the style of the Oldsmobile globe emblem, rocket-like hood ornament, and classic 88 badge on the trunk. The total appearance has the right mix of a quality fit and finish of the panels and just the right age-in of the paint to give it that look of a great Sunday church cruiser. In other words, it's bright, distinctive, but never outrageous from any angle - exactly how a good sleeper should be.

The interior doesn't hide the car's upgraded nature, and instead, it put it on full display. It starts with high-back bucket seats wrapped in two-tone red and tan leather, and a rear bench finished to match. Custom door panels give it an almost OEM look by working with the seats and retaining things like the window cranks and arm rest. The factory dash is finished to match the bodywork, but things like a tilt wheel and modern gauges have been neatly integrated into the design. The clock housing in the center is now a tachometer, and there's a neatly-installed AM/FM radio directly beneath. An upgraded air conditioning system fits unobtrusively under the dash, so this car is a very comfortable cruiser in any weather

The original Rocket V8 was no slouch, but the 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 with four-barrel carb in there now is larger and more powerful in every way. It's an easy fit and there's plenty of room for service, and it's been neatly dressed with a chrome air cleaner, finned valve covers, and polished accessories up front. Red details tie it in with the bodywork and there's a giant aluminum radiator up front to effortlessly keep things cool. And since the upgrades make this a better cruiser, you also have a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. As you look underneath, you'll spot everything from an upgraded front suspension to a newer fuel cell in the rear to give you added confidence on the road. And features like power steering, power brakes, and front discs make for a great anytime driver.

It's terrific to find a classic with a cool/fun/incognito exterior that also has all the best investment inside for modern driving enjoyment. So if you love a well-done and distinct classic, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Oldsmobile Super 88
  • Listing ID:CC-1468456
  • Price:$27,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Super 88
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan and Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2114
  • Stock Number:2505-NSH
  • VIN:518K10503

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Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086