For Sale: 1949 Oldsmobile 88 in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars Houston Showroom is excited to offer this truly unique 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe for sale. For starters, this car is a legit 11-second performer in the quarter mile! We'll get to spilling the beans on those details shortly, but first, consider the fact that this car gives off all the aura of the timeless elegance of the late 1940's and early 1950's American automobile industry, with its sleek black paint, shiny chrome trim (the trim on this one is from a 1950 model), and their classic body styling. Then, after admiring the gleaming black paint on its exterior, get in and feel the truly exhilarating performance that this 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe can deliver. It's one of those classic rides that seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern functionality and blistering performance. Inside, you'll find a well-appointed gray cloth interior that complements its classic design and offers a comfortable and inviting driving experience: its front seats feature integrated 3-point seatbelts, and the driver's seat also provides 6-way power adjustability. The customized dash includes digital gauges for fuel, oil, volts, boost, coolant temp, and transmission temperature, as well as the toggle switches for the TCC torque converter lock-up and auxiliary electric fans. The addition of an AutoMeter tach (with its integrated shift light) to the left of the tilt steering wheel, and the Turbonetics boost gauge in the center of the dash give subtle notice that this car is hiding something that is, shall we say, "performance oriented"...In fact, what you have here is basically a 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe body sitting on top of a 1987 Buick Grand National, and it's a beefed up '87 GN to boot! Without further ado, here's the list of the goodies hidden under that glossy black body: 1987 Buick Grand National frame, suspension, power steering, and front brakes. Engine is set back 6" from original mount placement for better weight distribution 11" rear power disc brakes from 1986 Buick Roadmaster wagon. Weighs 3,450 lbs 1987 Buick Grand National engine, 500+ HP Turbocharged V6 Methanol injection Forged pistons, .30 overbore 8.2:1 compression Comp Cams roller cam 210/210 Block, crank, and rods cryo-treated for strength Steel main caps Oversized oil pump Stock ignition Ported stock throttle body Ported stock intake Ported Champion heads with stainless valves 60 lb/hr Lucas injectors Hand-built custom intercooler Stainless exhaust TE 62 turbo from Precision Turbo and Engine Vigilante 3000 9.5" stall convertor from Precision Industries 200-4R modified transmission Rear-end: 3:42 Richmond Traction Lock with Moser axles 1998 Trans-am sway bar Comes with two chips: (1) Street Chip (Alcohol Chip) for running 93 octane fuel with Methanol; (2) Race Chip for running 110 race fuel without Methanol TCC-torque converter lock-up switch (just in case you wanted to drag race it) Electric fan 178-210 degrees Fluke 52 hook-up for monitoring air intake temp, exhaust temp (2 wire, under passenger side of dash) Twin fuel pumps in gas tank. Second pump kicks in at 17 lbs of turbo boost. Kick-in boost can be set/adjusted with switch on the engine block. "Evans NPG+" fluid is in radiator. Has a boiling point of 375 degrees and helps car run about 20 degrees cooler than traditional antifreeze. Amsoil synthetic motor oilSo, with all "them apples", it's easy to arrive at the conclusion that this bad boy is the proverbial "wolf in sheep's clothing". A good 'ol fashioned "sleeper"! The cool thing about using the beefed-up Grand National's turbo platform is that you can really sneak up on people - the muted turbo powerplant under the hood doesn't give away its capabilities like having a cammed-up LS or Coyote engine-swapped restomod would. So, while you're whistling down the road to that next car meet, you'll appreciate the AM/FM/Cassette radio, the power brakes, power steering, and the grippy Nitto performance radials (on their classic chromed Ridler aluminum wheels). And when you get there, maybe there will be a drag strip nearby, where you can show what this bad boy can really do.The 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe is more than just a car; it is a piece of automotive history that delivers a unique blend of style, comfort, and massive performance. Whether you're a classic car enthusiast or simply looking for a distinctive vehicle to enjoy, this Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe is sure to impress.

Vehicle Details

  • 1949 Oldsmobile 88
  • Listing ID: CC-1858219
  • Price: $59,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1949
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:88
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5324
  • Stock Number:HOU2751
  • VIN:GCCHOU2751
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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