It reached its maximum size in 1974 at an astounding 226. The Eighty Eight was given a mild facelift in 1990, eliminating the former chromed grille for a body-colored fascia with four slots and the Oldsmobile Rocket logo. As Oldsmobile completely discontinued two-barrel carbureted engines this year, a new 350 four-barrel Rocket V8 175 horsepower became standard equipment with the 455 available as an option. There were some miscellaneous parts that were detailed on this list that either were not included or were lost or something of that nature. This car is solid, straight, and slick with the all the original sheet metal still intact.
Most every little piece has been re-chromed. There were 18 solid colors and 18 two-tone combinations available and all models got wrap-around windshields. The Vista, which offered six or nine passenger seating that all faced forward, shared the same 330 cubic-inch Jetfire Rocket V8 that was found in the mid-sized models. Olds 88's received a three part front grille made op of a center prow flanked on either side by headlight pods. This was also the last Oldsmobile sedan to have 6-passenger seating as an option. He recalls that his shop had to remake the headlight bubbles, because the originals were cracked. I feared his name, Burton Abbott, the first name that was a last name, as if he were not someone specific.
I think maybe the biggest thing is the chrome. When the 1954 program started, they didn't want any lack of power in any car in the Oldsmobile stable; so they bored it out to 3. This was most likely due to its small size, along with the lightweight and advanced over-head valve high-compression V8 engines. The division introduced a new Vista Cruiser wagon in mid-1964 that featured a raised roofline and skylights over the rear seat and cargo area. This is the story of one that beat the odds -- and its odyssey through the world of car collecting.
Horsepower ratings of other Olds engines included 250 for the 350 two-barrel standard in the Delmont 88, 310 for the four-barrel 350 optional in the Delmont 88. A major redesign to the dash added a passenger side airbag and made it less cluttered and more modern. The Oldsmobile F-88 is considered to be one of the most significant concept cars ever created by General Motors. Oldsmobile revived station wagons for the first time since 1950 with the Super 88 Fiesta being a four-door hardtop design. As the car went from a standing stop forward in speed, the cylinder rolled, first exposing the green in a window that matched the numeric speed on stationary speed dial for low speeds, yellow at moderate speeds, and finally red at highway speeds. For 1984, all Delta 88s were now Royale or Royale Brougham models. With the introduction of the Jetstar 88, the Dynamic 88 models were elevated up the rung for the 1964 model year.
For 1963, Oldsmobile would revert to a standard speed needle sweeping over a calibrated set of speeds instead. The standard engine was a 350 cubic-inch Rocket V8 and the base Delta 88 came with a two-barrel carburetor that was rated at 250 horsepower. Trivia: Automobile historians consider the roadster to be one of the greatest expressions of automotive design to ever come from North America. The center console on bucket seat cars was also redesigned to fit up against the lower part of the dash, allowed for rear passenger vents, and 2 cup holders for front the occupants. In the event of a claim, the guaranteed value s on your policy declarations page is the amount your vehicle s is covered for, even if the value displayed here is different. At the same time, compression ratio was raised from 8.
The 425 was standard on the Delta 88. The Oldsmobile line was completely redesigned for 1954, with a squarer, slab-sided design attractively divided by trim lines. New was an I-beam frame. Starting with the trunk-lid emblem of the 1950 model, Oldsmobile would adopt the rocket as its logo, and the 88 name would remain in the Olds lineup until the late 1990s, almost until the end of Oldsmobile itself. For the past 20 years or so since, General Motors has made every effort to preserve its concept vehicles.
The F-88 boasted a robust V8 engine coupled to a 4 speed hydromatic transmission mounted in a light weight chasis. Due to the federal mandate to add passive restraints, door mounted seat belts were added for 1987. This engine, originally designed for the larger and more luxurious 98 series, also replaced the on the smaller. It was also the final year for the Holiday hardtop coupes and sedans, along with the 455 Rocket V8 and the optional airbag system that would generally become universal on production cars and trucks some 15 years later. Total production for both four-door Super 88 models reached 19,514 assemblies for the model year.
Wheelbases were increased by one-inch to 124 inches 3. High quality restoration with no details missed. A one-year only option on Delta 88 Royale Holiday coupes was the Royale Crown Landau package that included a stainless steel roof bar, padded rear quarter vinyl roof, special hood ornament and color-keyed wheelcovers. The cars were about three inches lower than the previous models. Vintage Motorcars is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and component of every single vehicle we have listed for sale. Redesigned again in 1992, the Eighty-Eight received a minor facelift in 1990.
Styling highlights were more evolutional than radical overall with three-piece rear window styling utilized on some models. Hood lines were almost down to fender height, and the rear fenders maintained what was nearly full height, right back to the taillights. Early '65s were referred to as Dynamic 88 Deltas, but within a few weeks after the start of the model year, Olds began marketing the line as a separate series known as the Delta 88. Also introduced this year was a new 425 cubic-inch Super Rocket V8 with horsepower ratings ranging from 300 to 370 depending on carburation and compression ratio. It is a stunning Olds. As an option was a revised electronic climate control system. The Rocket 88 vaulted Oldsmobile from a somewhat staid, conservative car to a performer that became the one to beat on the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing circuits.
A Chevrolet Caprice Clone, the 1977 Custom Cruiser wagon had a production time of two years before being discontinued in 1979. Obviously, the gauges had to be gone through. There was a pent up demand for new cars in the fast-expanding post- economy, and the 88 appealed to many ex-military personnel who were young and had operated powerful military equipment. The 88 now outsold the six-cylinder 76 lineup, which was dropped entirely after the 1950 model year. Yet another account says there might have been a third Oldsmobile F-88. The basic Frigidaire air conditioning unit offered in previous years continued as before and becoming an increasingly popular option on full-sized Oldsmobiles. More and more power accessories were being ordered by Oldsmobile owners.