Gateway Classic Cars of St. Louis is proud to present this 1949
Oldsmobile 88 Futurama Fastback! Said to be a surviving California
custom built in 1959 this hot rod has it all! It has the superb hot
rod sound, stunning paint / interior combination, and classy looks
to span decades! Oh, and magazine features spanning a couple
decades! Under the hood of this mean green machine is a 324 Rocket
V-8 with 57 Oldsmobile J-2 heads and a 3/4 race camshaft. Fueling
the top end is a Rochester 4-Jet 4-barrel carburetor. The engine
breathes through custom headers and duale exit exhaust! The
transmission is a 1937 Cadillac LaSalle 3 speed manual top loader -
beloved by the first hot rodders for its durability and simplistic
linkage install. Shifting is smooth with he the transmission and
with the 3.24 gear ratio the vehicle is a true pleasure to drive.
Driving doesn't feel appropriate - this is cruising bliss. Our
seller was lucky enough to become the steward of this classic
California custom. Documentation exists to help validate this car
is the car featured in Hot Rod June 1986, Rod and Custom February
1990, and Hot Rod Deluxe in May of 2010. The seller also states he
has documentation for the upholstery work from 1959 being done by
Benne Stohr of Bilt-Rite Auto. The upholstery and entire car are in
fanatical shape for being 'hot-rodded' nearly 60 years ago! The
interior is stunningly stylistic with two-tone ivory and green
upholstery. The seating position is comfortable, and the Moon gas
pedal completes the look! The Radson Engineering Corporation
tachometer helps date the custom build and works as designed. Most
everything in the interior is in good to great shape and
functioning as expected with the exception of the clock. This 1949
Oldsmobile 88 Futurama Fastback is offered by the St. Louis sales
staff and can be seen in full detail on our website. Our listing
all include 100+ HD photos and a detailed video!
GatewayClassicCars.com video: https://youtu.be/l3FlscyQvb4
1949 Oldsmobile 88
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