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Oldsmobile 88 2S 350 Chevy V8 1949

General description : Mileage : 5553
Interior Color : Burgundy
Exterior Color : Burgundy
VIN : 6A40611H
Transmission Description : Overdrive 700 R4 Automatic
Doors : 2

Description : Gateway Classic Cars of Chicago is very proud to present this one of a kind Resto Mod 1949 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe. This vehicle has been lovingly restored to be better than new. It features a Mustang 2 front end with a 1992 GM 350 bored to 30 over, and a 700 R 4 Transmission tied to a 9" Ford 3:25 geared rear end, with approx 5500 miles since rebuild.
Nothing was spared in this restore. The Fresh Black Cherry paint is accented by all the Chrome being redone and all the stainless being buffed and polished. Im going to list some of the accessories and features that this Classic boasts, Power steering , power disc in front drum rear brakes, newer sway bars front and rear, Dakota digital dash , 10 disc CD player (in trunk) and hideaway radio tuner. Newer glass and weather stripping, and 1 piece front window from 1950 Olds, Air condo, cruise control,and tilt wheel just to name some of the options on this Classic Cruiser.
I cant say enough about this car. Whether you are cruising down the road or pulling in to a car show you are sure to see all heads turn as you drive on by.

1949 Oldsmobile 88 2S 350 Chevy V8 is listed sold on ClassicDigest in Tinley Park by Gateway Classics Cars for $45000.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Oldsmobile Model : 88 Model Version : 2S 350 Chevy V8 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1949 Location : Chicago


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About Oldsmobile
Ah, Oldsmobile, the very name conjures up images of classic American automobiles and the open road. Let's embark on a leisurely journey through the annals of automotive history with this venerable brand.

Our story begins in 1897 when a man named Ransom Eli Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company. He wasn't the first to build cars, but he was a pioneer in mass production techniques. In 1901, Oldsmobile introduced the "Curved Dash" Olds, widely considered one of the first mass-produced automobiles in the United States. It was simple, reliable, and affordable, making it accessible to the masses.

Fast forward a few decades to the 1930s, and we encounter one of Oldsmobile's most iconic creations, the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. This was a car that not only looked cool with its sleek design but also packed a punch under the hood. The Rocket 88 featured a powerful V8 engine, earning it the nickname "the first muscle car." It was a true American classic, a car that epitomized the spirit of the open road and the freedom of post-war America.

As we approach the 1950s, Oldsmobile continued to innovate. The Oldsmobile Fiesta, introduced in 1953, was notable for being one of the first cars to feature a fully wraparound windshield, a design feature that would become a hallmark of the era. It also showcased the brand's commitment to luxury and style.

But perhaps the zenith of Oldsmobile's excellence came in the 1960s with the Oldsmobile 4-4-2, a car that was both sporty and practical. The 4-4-2 stood for 4-barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission, and dual exhausts. It was a muscle car for those who wanted power without sacrificing comfort. It was the embodiment of the American muscle car era.

Then there was the Oldsmobile Cutlass, a car that became an American institution. It was a family sedan, a sports car, and a luxury car all rolled into one. The Cutlass was reliable, comfortable, and versatile, making it one of the best-selling cars in American automotive history.

Sadly, as the years went by, Oldsmobile faced challenges, and the brand that had once been a symbol of American automotive innovation and excellence ceased production in 2004. It marked the end of an era.

But the legacy of Oldsmobile lives on in the hearts of car enthusiasts, collectors, and anyone who appreciates the classic American automobile. It's a brand that gave us some of the most iconic cars in automotive history, a brand that embodied the American dream of freedom, mobility, and style.

So here's to Oldsmobile, a name that will forever be associated with the golden age of American automobiles and the enduring spirit of adventure on the open road.