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)
Well optioned with:
Power convertible top
AM radio with rear speaker
Deluxe wheel disc covers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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