For Sale: 1958 Oldsmobile 88 in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

During the years 1950 through 1974, Oldsmobile's most profitable line was the 88-Series, especially its entry level priced Dynamic 88. Oldsmobile began making station wagons again after a 6-year hiatus, bringing the Fiesta Wagon to showrooms in 1957 adding even more styles and options to their beloved Eighty-Eight line. As the second World War ended and more families were moving into the suburbs the station wagon seemed to be revived at the perfect time. The 1958 Eighty-Eight model became famous for its extreme amount of chrome trim commonly referenced as the "King of Chrome", and the Fiesta wagon's large size was perfect to showcase it all! Receiving a major restyle for 1958, a full width horizontal bar grill laid perfectly above its massive new chrome bumper. Underlining its new dual headlamps on both sides were chrome spears that ran straight down the side stopping after the front doors. The distinctive round taillights were designed to look like active jet exhaust. "OLDSMOBILE" was spelled out on the front edge of the hood with high block 2.5" lettering that really jump off the paint. With all the windows down, the pillar-less design version gave almost a convertible feel to this station wagon's passengers.

This 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic Eighty-Eight 4-door Hardtop Fiesta Wagon is truly a rare find. Under the hood is an impressive 371ci V8 fitted with the performance upgraded J-2 engine option of adding 3x2 carburetion to produce 312hp paired with a Jetaway Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Additional options include power steering, power brakes, factory A/C, heater with defrost, chrome rooftop luggage rack, fold down rear seats, day/night rearview mirror, deluxe AM/FM radio and E-Z eye tinted glass windows. Even with 101,410 miles, this 88 Fiesta Wagon has stayed in largely original form and has been lovingly cared for. The Onyx Black exterior paint really lets the chrome stand out and complements its original Ivory/Black cloth interior that has a wonderful stitching pattern. The original hubcaps are in great shape and paired with 235/75R14 Coker Classic radial wide whitewall tires.

This Fiesta Wagon remains in terrific condition and was located by a Louisiana collector in June 2019 when it was offered from the Texas estate of Steven Brooks Gremmels. After sitting for several years in a garage after his passing, it required some proper attention to make safely drivable again. At the initial servicing, all 3 carburetors were rebuilt and chrome air cleaners were added, as well as having the brake booster, master cylinder and all new brake linings rebuilt by the trusted and well-known team at White Post Restorations. It only had 200 miles on a freshly rebuilt transmission when the pandemic started, so repairs were put on hold once again, then in December 2020 a new fuel pump, distributor cap, rotor & condenser, along with fresh spark plugs installed. In January of 2021 new front & rear shocks were installed as well as a front sway bar link kit before receiving an alignment, and a brand new headliner fitted.

The St. Louis Car Museum would purchase this Fiesta in August 2021 and continued work to restore this beautiful wagon to a roadworthy status. In December 2021 it received a new battery & ground cable, new engine oil & filter; harmonic balancer rebuilt, new timing gasket set, front main seal was replaced, and all new drive belts installed; A/C drier was rebuilt, new A/C hoses and the system was charged, new coolant check valve installed; new front lower sway bar bushings, transmission mount replaced, all four brake wheel cylinders were replaced; an electric choke installed, select vacuum lines were repaired or replaced; new heater hoses, headlight switch, and a under hood pad installed.

Our contributions to this Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Fiesta Wagon now make for a confident road-going cruiser! It once again is in great running condition and has been nicely detailed including a professional buffing of the older paint finish, and polished chrome and stainless trim to a nice shine. The finished result is sure to attract a lot of attention anywhere it is seen! Being one of only 5,175 produced, you are not likely to see another like at your local car shows! Please contact our sales team with any questions or to schedule a chance to review it in person. Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • 1958 Oldsmobile 88
  • Listing ID: CC-1599539
  • Price: $69,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1958
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:88
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black Cloth
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:1410
  • Stock Number:S3726
  • VIN:587T07145
Listed By:
St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114

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