1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Sedan
This 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday hardtop sedan represents an interesting era in all the best ways. GM's rocket division was still holding onto a hint of tailfin, and this full-size carried a V8 large enough to be in muscle car territory. So when this history is nicely preserved and restored to be authentic throughout (plus the addition of A/C) you know this is a distinct classic. The Dynamic name seems to fit this sedan well as it carries some exceptionally interesting sheetmetal. The new-for-1961 styling has impressive cresses down the side with a bright trim in the middle, so it looks like someone fired a bullet at the headlights and it was cutting a clean path all the way to the rounded tail. And the reason why you can see details like that is because this sedan is the perfect mix of good conservation and restoration. For example, they recently resprayed the correct shade of Gulf Blue on these well-preserved panels (even the fenders skirts are still in place!) This is a full-size American classic, so that means it has plenty of chrome. It's best seen at each end of the car where Olds proved that it was the best at integrating bumpers into the overall design. These combined with the full-width grille, sweeping side trim, factory wheel covers, and plenty of other shining components to create a bold and distinguished package worthy of the Oldsmobile name. Inside the blue theme continues, and in fact, it's turned up a notch with the triple-tone appearance. Covers on the seats have preserved the cloth inserts quite well, and you can still see how the intricate styling on the benches matches the door panels. Spanning the entire width of the car, the dashboard houses a long speedometer and bright knobs and buttons for things like the headlights, windshield wipers, heat/defrost, and original AM radio. A slender gearshift lever hangs from the steering column, and the original steering wheel shows yet more influences of jet age styling. And while this all looks fantastically well preserved, there is one upgrade you're going to feel more than see. This now keeps cool with modern R134a air conditioning. That's the perfect addition, because now you can roll down all the windows and show off this pillarless hardtop profile without breaking a sweat. This Dynamic 88 is powered by a 394 cubic-inch V8, and it looks correct right down to the valve covers and Rocket air topper. Thanks to their legendary durable construction, Oldsmobile engines of this vintage are known for their reliability and longevity. But more than just durability, it provides the right torque to smoothly move this sizable sedan. This is a luxurious Olds, and so the driving experience is meant to be an easy one. That's why it comes with features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and the grip of modern Hankook tires. The sale comes complete with everything you want on a highly original vehicle, including the original Protect-O-Plate warranty card, owner's manual, and reproduction window sticker. You don't see too many Oldsmobiles like this anymore, and when it's offered at an affordable price, your opportunity at something this distinctive won't last long. Call today!!!