1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 - Barn Find - Rocket V8 - Rare Four Door Hardtop

Price: US $2,001.00 Item location: Prospect, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Eighty-Eight
  • Type: Four Door Hardtop
  • Trim: Holiday 88
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 41,144
  • VIN: 568W14488
  • Color: Two Tone Black/White
  • Engine size: V8 Rocket
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black/White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1956 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

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1956 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 - Barn FindRocket V8 - Rare Four Door Hardtop
A Brief History of the 1954-1956 Oldsmobile 88 The Oldsmobile line was completely redesigned for 1954, ith a squarer, lab-sided design attractively divided by trim lines. There were 18 solid colors and 18 two-tone combinations available and all models got wrap-around windshields. Oldsmobile sold 354,001 units and moved up to fourth place.

The Oldsmobile 88 remained the entry-level model, ith two- and four-door sedans, nd a two-door Hollywood hardtop. The Super 88 was the mid-line model, nd it added a convertible to the same lineup. The 324-cid Rocket V-8 remained the only engine choice, ith a two-barrel setup producing 170 hp on the Series 88 and a four-barrel carb producing 185 hp on the Super 88.

The two-tone trims returned in 1955, nd the Olds name floated in the grille instead of on the hood. The Holiday name appeared on a four-door hardtop this year for both the base and Super 88, nd compression was increased on the engine to now produce either 185 hp or 202 hp.

The 1956 Oldmobiles grew a massive concave chrome grille and bumper, hich would grow even bigger for 1957. There were now 19 two-tone color combinations, nd the side trim was smoothed out still further. The 324-cid V-8 again grew more aggressive on its way to developing 230 hp with a two-barrel carb and 240 hp with the four-barrel unit. A new Jetaway automatic transmission was optional, ith a second fluid pump.

Oldsmobiles from this period are known for the quality of their construction, ecent performance, nd durability. They also came in a remarkable range of colors, hough repaints in the more extreme “Easter egg” tones are commonplace. Oldsmobile 88s were typically well equipped when new, o air conditioning, nd power brakes, teering, nd windows are easily found, ll of which make driving one of these great cars more enjoyable today.


Car has been in trailer storage for many years; has been sitting since 1983.Car is basically very solid; frame is good, ody is fairly solid.One door does have some extensive rust on bottom outside door.
Chrome isexcessivelypeeling off in many areas; there are a few missing chrome pieces in the trunk.
Rocker panels, nner and outer sills, runk, nd floors are solid.
We did drain gas, nd changed battery and she started right up!Engine sounds strong and transmission shifts properly.
No brakes.
Very restorable holiday hardtop car.
We areliquidating a friend carcollection . This is one of them.Has a clean PA title.
These older Oldsmobiles are becoming rare and harder to find,
Don't miss your chance to own one of these fun and unique cars!
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