For Sale: 1961 Oldsmobile Super 88 in St. Louis, Missouri

$46,900

Vehicle Description

Spectacular condition!

Only 38,224 actual miles

Rare and desirable Super 88 Convertible

Stunning factory correct color combination

One of only 2,624 built

Wonderfully original interior

Previous long-term ownership (over 20 years)

Recently serviced
Performs wonderfully!


Well optioned with:

Power convertible top
Power steering
Power brakes
AM radio with rear speaker
Heater
Deluxe wheel disc covers
Whitewall tires


Documentation includes owner’s manual, original sales agreement and more

Simply one of the best examples of this iconic model available on the market today!

A collector’s dream!

The 1961 model year brought significant changes to the Oldsmobile product line. For the first time, there was a compact car, the F-85, in the catalog. The “big Olds” models, Dynamic Eighty-Eight, Super Eighty-Eight, and Ninety-Eight, were continued but significantly redesigned. Underneath new, up-to-date sheet metal lurked a new perimeter-type chassis frame. The rear suspension replaced 1960’s semi-elliptical leaf springs with a trailing-arm coil-spring arrangement. While Olds’s Rocket V-8 still owed much to its revolutionary 1949 forebear, for 1961, it had grown to 394 cubic inches and developed 325 brake horsepower, thanks to 10:1 compression and a Rochester four-barrel carb. The earlier four-speed Hydra-Matic, had given way to a new three-speed Roto Hydra-Matic, which featured a torque converter in place of the old fluid coupling. Despite having the same wheelbase, the 1961 Super Eighty-Eights were smaller than the ’60s, some five inches in length and three inches in width, making them significantly more maneuverable. Visibility improved, too, such that the driver could see all four corners of the car and thus could park more easily, while the elimination of the windshield’s “wrap-around” made entry and exit much easier. 

The 1961 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible featured here is finished in stunning Provincial White with a gorgeous red interior and white convertible top. This magnificent Super 88 Convertible has only been driven 38,224 miles from new and is among one of the finest examples you’ll find on the market today. It is highly optioned with Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, a Deluxe heater, Deluxe radio, back-up lights, windshield washers, an electric clock, a tilt mirror, white sidewall tires, and undercoating. This Oldsmobile is well documented with its original sales agreement and owner's manual. We are proud to offer this extraordinary Super 88 Convertible to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who only wants the best. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-990066
  • Price:$46,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Super 88
  • Exterior Color:Provincial White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:38224
  • Stock Number:406745
  • VIN:615L09303
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive