Custom Classic 1954 Oldsmobile 88 324/Auto PS PB OldSchool California StreetRod
- Condition: Used
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Eighty-Eight
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1954
- Mileage: 85,518
- VIN: 1954SUPER88
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 324 Cubic Inch
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1954 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
A little note to bidders: This car is a very special piece. There are endless things I can write and say about it, but I still cannot possibly tell you everything, the nostalgia and history, the sweat. I have tried to point out all of what this car is, including what it needs. What I can say is that there is a ton of info here. Thanks.
I would like to introduce you to BILS 54; a One of a Kind, Custom built 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88 Old School Award Winner. This is part of the early California Custom Car and Hot Rod scene, a veteran of over 100 shows, and winner of many trophies. There are 50 years of love and attention from the owner and that is what it takes to put together a true California Classic like this. Take a long look at the detail in this car. Over the last 24 years or so it has only been driven about 513 miles, just a few local shows and some local cruising. This car is something else and with some TLC it will win shows again. Good luck, you won’t get a chance to own another one and there is only going to be one winner.
Here are some of the highlights and many modifications done:
Only 85,513 Actual Miles
New Candy Apple Green Paint
Frenched in molded headlights, taillights, blinkers and backup lights
Molded door handles w/solenoids under chassis
Custom Chrome Rear Bumper
Original front bumper and grill Excellent
All Exterior Chrome/Stainless is Excellent
Real Magnesium Wheels with Green Accent
The underside is rust free and frame is solid
Power Steering and Power Brakes
Chrome Brake Drums w/New Front Brakes and Cylinders
Chrome Fender Wells
Knee Action Suspension in Front and Leaf/Shocks in Back
Look under the hood!!!!!
324 Super 88 bored .30 over w/ HydraMatic Transmission
CHROME, CHROME, CHROME......
Four Chromed Stromberg 2 BBL Carbs w/ball bearing linkage
Custom Chrome Log Manifolds
Chrome Valve Covers, Power Steering Pump, Fuel Pump, Water Pump, Thermostat, Heater, Chrome Hood Springs and Brackets, All 4 Horns, Fans and Pulleys and lots more chromed.
Custom Dual Exhaust
12 Volt System
Radiator replace 500 miles ago runs cool
On the Interior!!!
Black Naugahyde Leather Bucket Seats
Tuck and Roll Front and Back
Pearlescent Black Dash and Steering Column
RCA Record Player plays 14 – 45’s
Electric Eye Automatic Headlight Dimmer
Large glove box and ashtrays
Custom 1959 Steering Wheel and Column
Chrome all over (see pics)
A Note From the Owner and Builder, Bill Olivo:
A little history about my La Bamba. I bought it in 1960 (I was the 2nd owner).
Each year I would add more and more chrome.
At the Los Angeles car shows Wolfman Jack and Big Daddy Ed Roth cruised in this car many times.
I won 1st place many times, sometimes Outstanding in the Semi-Custom Class. Custom class in the ‘60’s was for cars that had been chopped and channeled. This car is not.
And finally, What this car needs
I will say that this car definitely is not perfect. It is a real car way ahead of its time back in the day, not just a quickly built custom knockoff and it has needs. It is not something that you would have Mom driving around in. Please keep that in mind when you are considering your bids. It has always been kept inside, recently painted Candy Apple Green. It doesn’t have rust problems. But, it does need to be shifted manually because of the custom carburetor linkage. The gas gauge works, sometimes. And these items DO NOT WORK >>>> Clock, Wipers, Turn Signals, and Heater.
Summing it up, What else can I say about this car??? Showstopper AND/OR daily driver. It probably belongs in some sort of a museum. BILS 54 is living history that you can drive around. A whole lifetime has been put into this car. This car is a survivor and I know Bill would love to see someone take it back to what it really is, a trophy winning piece of great Old School nostalgia.
Last word: This is not a beat up old car. This is an attention getting nostalgic hot rod that can be driven. It is a one of a Kind, Collector Car that wins shows.
Please look over the Photos and call me, Dan at 209-836-8958 with Questions about this car or any of me other auctions.
Thanks Again and Good Luck