Beautiful Original 1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 2 Door Sedan (1950-1955 GM)

Price: US $26,500.00 Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Eighty-Eight
  • SubModel: Super 88
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 2 Door Sedan
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 29,673
  • VIN: 538W5354
  • Color: Pearl Gray
  • Engine size: 303ci "Rocket" V8 (4 BBL)
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 2 Door Sedan

1953 OldsmobileSuper 88

I will be listing a few cars here in the next week or two for my family. We are reducing are number of cars, so please see my other listings as well. I am not a dealer.

Just a beautiful original car that has been well cared for by the previous owners. We had plans to drive and show this car on a regular basis, but sometimes life has other plans, and we have decided to sell it to someone who we hope will give it a good home. Very hard to find this year and model. The 2 Door Sedan was the model that was raced by NASCAR in those years. Bill Blair won a race with one of these in Daytona back in 1953!


  • 303ci "Rocket" V8 Engine (4 BBL)
  • Hydra-Matic Transmission (4 Speed Automatic)
  • Airway Compass
  • Fender Skirts
  • Wide White Wall Tires
  • Original literature/documentation
  • First year for 12 Volt electrical system
  • Electric Fuel Pump
  • Beautiful Inside and Out
  • Detailed Engine and Trunk Compartments
  • Recent check up, tune-up, etc.

The engine idles well, makes great power, and sounds great with the dual exhaust (sounds better than any Chevy 350 I've ever heard!) . The transmission shifts very smoothly through all the gears. Steers and stops very nicely. Drives straight down the road with no unusual vibrations, pulling, noises, etc. The engine transmission have both been rebuilt in the recent past. When you hear this car run, and take it for a drive, you will be amazed!

This Oldsmobile is just a nice car everywhere you look (exterior, interior, engine compartment, trunk, etc). Nice body and under-carriage (under-carriage is neatly painted). Doors open and shut very well. The upholstery is in great condition. The paint is older with some minor flaws, but still looks great (this is the numbers matching color of Pearl Gray). The rear bumper has been re-chromed. All other chrome and pot metal is original. Nicely detailed engine and trunk bays. This car would lookgreat at all your shows and cruise-ins. It is a combination of older restoration and original. You would be hard pressed to find another one like this. Please see the photos and ask what questions you have.

The mileage of 29,673 is not documented, so I can not be sure it is correct, especially considering some of the light restoration that has been done. That said, it has the look of a low mileage car. It was purchased new in North Carolina and has been there over 50 years before coming to North Florida. It has always been garaged and cared for.

What is the car worth??

NADA Classic Car Guide shows a "High Retail Value/Condition" of $30,300

+ Hydra-Matic Transmission 10% ($3,030)


Value - $33,330

Asking price is well below the value shown above. I also reserve the right to end the listing early at any time for the right offer. The car could be for sale locally as well. **All offers considered**

I welcome personal inspections and appraisers. Shown by appointment.

Drive home or I can help ship thiscar to your door at a reduced rate via enclosed transport. If you are a long distance or overseas, I will try to work with you on the shipping. Please contact me for details.

If you need help financing, I would suggest contacting a great company such as JJBest. They are easy to work with.

Phone:(904) 505-6649


The above mentioned vehicle has been described to the best of my ability, and as is the case with all pre-owned vehicles, the condition is subjective. It is to be assumed that all used vehicles have some degree of wear; as such I assume no responsibility for omissions or errors in my description. It is recommended that the potential buyer inspect the vehicle in Jacksonville, FL. The vehicle is sold in "AS IS WHERE IS"condition with no guarantees or warranties written or implied. Please be advised that no oral statements made concerning the vehicle constitute any warranty for this vehicle. All deposits to end this listing or hold the car for remainder of payment or non-refundable.