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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Oldsmobile Super 88 1955

Classic Cars | Oldsmobile Super 88

Oldsmobile Super 88, Classic Cars  Oldsmobile Super 88 1955 Origin USA
  Engine 5,309 cc, V8

  Top speed 101 mph (162 km/h) First introduced in 1949, the range was revised in 1954, giving it a longer, lower body with distinctive detailing, and an enlarged Rocket V8 engine. Well-equipped, the Super 88 was a mid-range model, with two- and four door options available.

American Exuberance

  For many Americans, the 1950s was a time of increased wealth and prosperity, and this was reflected in the cars they drove, which got bigger and more powerful. They had styling influenced by everything from science fiction films to rockets and jet fighters, with extravagant wraparound windshields and tailfins that grew bigger each year. Annual model changes used styling and spec upgrades to keep customers buying, and chrome detailing, whitewall tires, and two-tone paint were employed to sell cars that were often mechanically simple, despite their futuristic looks. In 1950s
America new cars were big, bold statements of success.

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